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Sweet Oak Bluffs Gingerbread Cottage Wants $720K


It turns out that houses in Edgartown aren't the only ones that get around. This adorable gingerbread cottage hit the road 76 years ago and moved from one Oak Bluffs address to another.

Here's how the brokerbabble sums up the rather lovely/artsy/historic 4BD, 2BA three-season abode:

Located in Harthaven the property abuts the 12th hole and pond of the Farm Neck golf course providing a pleasant vista. The community of Hart Haven was established over 100 years ago and members of its community share extensive private beaches on the Nantucket Sound, the island's only private harbor, and private tennis courts. The core of the 4 bedroom house was built in 1880 on a site at the Oak Bluffs campgrounds and was moved in 1938 to its current site. The same family has owned the property since then. The classic gingerbread architecture prevails throughout the house from the shape of the windows to the gingerbread trim. The efficient use of space is obvious everywhere and the overuse of the word charming is appropriate when describing the house. The original owner was an artist who invited his artist and performing friends to help expand the house and later to enjoy it for annual summer retreats. The arts colony that frequented the property included the late actor Jimmy Cagney, cartoonist Denys Wortman, and Thomas Hart Benton.
Beyond charm and name dropping, the 1.3 acre site also offers the opportunity to expand, as long as the Association's Architectural Committee gives a thumbs up, of course. The sweet spread hit the market earlier this week and is yours for $720,000.
· Listing: 30 Martha's Park Road, Oak Bluffs [Sandpiper Realty, Inc.]
· This Edgartown Five-Bedroom Really Gets Around [Curbed Cape Cod]

30 Martha's Park Road, Oak Bluffs, MA