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Will Staging Help Sell Wes Craven's Former Greek Revival?


Shocker, they've called in the orchids to 97 William Street. This Last House on the Left Vineyard Haven Greek Revival was owned by filmmaker Wes Craven from 1999 through 2006 and most recently changed hands in December 2012 for $1,100,000. The latest owner, Rock Pond Custom Kitchen's Paul Lazes, gave the circa 1836 abode a top-to-bottom nip/tuck that includes all new systems, an open floorplan, a gourmet kitchen, removal of The People Under the Stairs, and its very own, very comprehensive web site. Or, as the listing puts it, "the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary style." The completely renovated 3,700-square-footer on .3-acres, known as the Berkshire House, first hit the market in May 2013 asking $2,650,000. By July, the PriceChopper had swung over to the William Street Historic District and sliced the ask (insert horror movie reference here) for the rather lovely property down to $2,450,000. Alas, a buyer did not appear and a new broker has been brought in to keep this from becoming a nightmare on William Street (sorry). In addition, the 5BR, 4BA has been sufficiently staged with antique furniture and bouquets aplenty. The asking price remains at $2,450,000, but the digs can also be rented for $4400-9900/week .

· Listing: 97 William Street, Vineyard Haven [LandVest Martha's Vineyard]
· 97 William Street, Historical Home Close to Downtown Vineyard Haven [Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty]
· The Low Down on Cape & Islands Historic Districts [Curbed Cape Cod]