This vintage Vineyard home in Aquinnah is a sanctuary nestled into a shady hill, surrounded by a rolling landscape, native plants, lawns, gardens, flowering trees as well as a small pond where yellow iris bloom in the Spring.
Follow the pathway bordered by lilacs and lawn to stone steps which lead to a tranquil entry room that has a copper washed floor of Spanish tile and mullioned windows on three-sides. It also has a full bath. This room opens to the heart of the home, the Living Room- with cathedral ceiling, arched doorways, burnished wood beams, simple hand-made doors, a Jotul wood-stove on a hand crafted mosaic hearth, oak floors and a view of the slate patio and rock garden to the south.
On the west end, the living room flows into the library/study, which currently serves as a studio. It has an alcove, small loft and skylight, hand-painted walls and looks out to the perennial garden. On the other side of the living room, to the east, a small foyer leads either to the patio or through an arched doorway to the large country kitchen with French doors that open out onto the deck. The kitchen has a half bath as well as a door that accesses the walk-out basement. The basement has high ceilings and contains the mechanicals, a workshop area, as well as a window and large door that bring in the natural light.
The bedrooms, upstairs from the living room, include two small bedrooms and a larger primary bedroom all with wide pine floors. The primary bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and hand painted walls in tones of apricot and honey. At the top of the stairway is a small central hall with a full-bathroom, linen storage and a pull down attic above.
Both the upstairs and downstairs are drenched in filtered light with beautiful views from every window. Outside, a sunny easterly facing wrap-around deck overlooks the meadow, rolling native habitat and the small pond. Stonework, a stone firepit by the pond, an outdoor shower, a screened aviary – currently serving as a potting shed/summer studio – a slate patio and even a small horse stall under the deck all add to this unique Up-Island retreat.
This property is private and serene, awash with ever-changing light and cool breezes and is a mile or two from the Aquinnah Town beaches, the Gay Head cliffs & shops and Menemsha pond. The home is energy efficient with many upgrades over the years. This property is being sold as is.