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Former Obama Rental on Martha's Vineyard Cuts Ask to $19.1M


It just got a few million dollars cheaper to vacation like President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, minus the Secret Service and press corps. The First Family's 2013 Chilmark summer rental hit the market in early July for a whopping $22,500,000, but has now lowered its expectations by $3,375,000.

To refresh, the stunning spread was built in 2006 and features 14 rooms with six bedrooms, five full and two half baths, and luxe amenities galore. Here's how the brokerbabble sums up the jaw-dropper:

Majestically perched 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the magnificent Chilmark House is an award-winning triumph of design and execution. Designed by Seattle architect Rick Sundberg, Falmouth landscape architect Steve Stimson and built by master builder Andrew Flake, the house flows continuously between interior and exterior spaces. A comfortable yet luxurious seaside retreat that celebrates panoramic ocean views of the South Shore and Chilmark Pond. This home features gracious skylights, huge windows and wonderful detail in both design and materials. Oak and radiant-heated limestone floors, marble baths, precast concrete fireplace mantles and top quality appliances support a relaxed yet sophisticated experience for residents and guests. Views from the grand entrance encompass the ocean and infinity pool. The foyer leads past an exquisitely appointed dining room to the great room with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and an oversized wood burning fireplace. The impeccable attention to detail is highlighted in the chef's kitchen with sitting area, fireplace and custom casework. Heated infinity pool, half-basketball court, large screened porch and outdoor terraces provide a breezy and beautiful venue for all. This secluded residence and 2 bedroom guest cottage sit on 9.5 acres of wooded hillside and includes three private Atlantic Ocean beach lots accessed by boat across Chilmark Pond from your private dock. A presidential paradise, this estate served as the 2013 summer White House. An exquisite Vineyard home!In addition, there's a three-car garage and a finished basement with a home gym and fitness room, yet another laundry area, and over 2,000 square feet of storage. The new asking price for 8 Snail Road is $19,125,000.
· Listing: 8 Snail Road, Chilmark [Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty]
· Former Obama Rental on Martha's Vineyard Asks $22.5M [Curbed Cape Cod]