Here now, the March edition of the the Cape and Islands 20 most expensive listings. This month, there are four additions, meaning there are also four subtractions, plus a $500K pricechop. For those keeping score, the Cape and Nantucket are still tied with seven listings, followed by the Vineyard with six. Getting down to dollars, the six Martha's Vineyard asking prices total $168,400,000, Nantucket's seven properties come in at $138,995,000 and the seven listings from Cape Cod total $117,299,000. (Random sidenote: the price tags of the third and forth priciest pads add up to the ask of the second priciest listing.) Together, the 20 priciest listings on the Cape & Islands are asking $424,694,000. Last month, that total was $369,334,000. Spring has sprung!Read More
The Cape & Islands 20 Most Expensive Listings, March '13
The most expensive piece of residential real estate on the market in New England is a plot of vacant land. The 266-acre West Tisbury property hit the market in July 2012 and includes 1,100' of Atlantic beachfront and is borders a 510-acre preserve. Translation: paradise for a privacy-seeking buyer with deep (very deep) pockets.
Nantucket's priciest listing hit the market last May for a mindblowing $59M. By September, the pricechopperhad arrived to hack $10M off the ask. After a winter sabbatical, Swain's Neck returned to market in early March with a new broker and a new (slightly) reduced asking price.
Although officially a "Price Upon Request," a tipster sent in a copy of the listing from the Wall Street Journal with a $25M asking price. The"Chatham Jewel" hit the market earlier this month and is the Cape's most expensive listing.
"Point of View," designed by Richard Bertman, spent a few weeks off market this winter, before returning in January. The 10,760 sq. ft. estate on 10-acres includes 250-degree oceanfront views, an indoor pool, exercise room with Finlandia sauna, a 700-bottle wine cellar, a miniature golf course, and a six-bay carriage house with guest house.
Built in 1823, "Long Hill" is a 7,211 sq. ft. property located on historic upper Orange Street with panoramic views of the Harbor, Coatue and town. The landscaped grounds include a formal English garden and the entire estate is surrounded by a Privet hedge. Perfect for the "Downton Abbey" fan with deep pockets.
Located within Herring Creek Farm is this 25-acre property with views of Edgartown Great Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. The priciest listing in Edgartown has a 5,615 sq. ft. main house with room for a guesthouse as well as an additional vacant parcel. In addition, there's private ownership of the shoreline on Edgartown Great Pond and shared private access to a south shore beach.
Built in 2000, this seven bedroom, seven bath waterfront features a deep water dock on Katama Bay and boating access to Edgartown Harbor.
Located "on the prestigious and highly coveted Lincoln Circle," this 5 bedroom with a two bedroom guest cottage hit the market just last week. The .59 acre property is close to Steps Beach and features views of Nantucket Harbor.
Built in 1880, this shingle-style manor features seven acres of waterfront privacy, a deep water dock and an additional two acres of Nantucket Sound beachfront. In addition to the three-story main house, there's a guest house, caretaker's cottage and pool pavilion. Once asking $17M, an early January pricechop brought the listing down to $15.95M.
Built in 1920, this home was moved to its current site and later renovated in 2011. Surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens, both the main house and guest cottage enjoy views of Nantucket Harbor and town.
Here's a Polpis waterfront estate set on ten acres. The property includes a four bedroom main house, a two bedroom guest cottage, swimming pool, media room, wine cellar and access to Polpis Harbor.
"Chapeda Hill" on Edgartown Harbor includes a Gambrel-style main residence built in the 1930s with water views from almost every room. Additionally, there are two beachfront outbuildings, a sandy beach and a deep water dock. A March pricechop brought the ask down $500K.
"Fairview" is a 7.5 acre waterfront estate with 890 feet of frontage on Little Harbor with views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. Built in 1918, the 15,078 sq. ft. residence features 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There's also a guest house, carriage house, boat house, greenhouse, and two additional cottages.
After a winter break from the market, this listing returned with new brokerbabble, but not a new price - although we're sure the "Stellar views!" remain. Built in 2002, this 5BR, 9BA waterfront estate features an elevator, five fireplaces, in-home home theatre, infinity pool, sauna, steam room, theater, and a private dock.
This 4BR, 4.5BA overlooking the Harbor and Nantucket Sound features interior decor by Bunny Williams (available for an additional $400K) and plans for a three car garage, guest house and swimming pool.
This 2.72-acre estate includes over 620 feet of water frontage with a sandy beach. The 7,773 sq. ft. six bedroom main residence features multiple balconies and a central courtyard. There's also a guesthouse and two private deep water docks. A January meeting with the pricechopper brought the listing down $3M.
"Wychmere Breezes" first hit the market in November 2010 for $14.5M and has met with the pricechopper just once, in August 2012. Located on 3.58 waterfront acres with views across Wychmere Harbor to Nantucket Sound, the estate includes a six bedroom main house, gazebo, heated pool with cabana, boat house, and a private 80-foot dock.
Located in Squibnocket Farm, this 12.2 acre plot of waterfront land includes over 1,300 feet of ocean frontage. There's an existing four bedroom Cape style house with approved plans for a new five bedroom home. Views extend across Squibnocket Beach, the South Shore, the Atlantic, and Nomans Land.
Built in 1850, this Edgartown Harbor 6BR, 6.5BA was just renovated "top-to-bottom with luxurious amenities and stylish detailing inside and out, including vintage floors, raised paneling, bead board, chef's kitchen, ensuite baths, mahogany decks, bluestone patios and a new pool."
This Eel Point property sits on 2.66 waterfront acres and features views of Nantucket Sound. The estate includes a main dwelling, garage with guest quarters, tennis court with attendant tennis house, an a heated in-ground pool.