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Many of Martha's Vineyard's finest new homes seek to imitate antiquity. Island architects go to extraordinary lengths to create the patina of age and suggest the passage of time in their signature projects.


The 69 acre Holly Farm - the former estate of legendary film actor James Cagney, who acquired the property in 1936 - is one of the few remaining real estate and architectural rarities that authentically possesses the fine craftsmanship details and literal centuries all in one. The main house, guest cottage, and barn are not replicas or imitations, but rather unique, historical dwellings in their own right.

The main residence is a thoughtfully restored, 2500 square foot farmhouse first built in 1729. Even after several renovations, many of the original wide plank, Eastern white pine floors and hand-hewn beams are exposed as reminders of the home's longevity and history. The dining area is furnished with 17th century French appointments, further adding to the antiquity of the main residence. The large and airy kitchen includes a breakfast nook and three walls of windows.

Both the primary house and guest house are perched overlooking a private, fresh-water pond stocked with fish and inviting guest for a cool swim on warm summer days. Both dwellings have lush views from all windows looking out to rolling meadows, ancient stone walls, and mature hardwood trees seldom seen on Vineyard properties. A classic horse barn sits alone in an adjacent meadow with a rustic granite foundation and old stone framed paddocks.

The three vintage structures - main house, guest house, and horse barn - are but the starting points of what only can be described as on of Chilmark's most spectacular sylvan properties. The 69 magnificent acres are truly a private nature reserve and arboretum highlighted with a 1.5 mile groomed path leading down to deeded access to Brick Kiln Beach on the Vineyard's north shore. Chilmark's exclusive beaches are but a few short miles and minutes away by car.

The imagination is challenged with the exciting potential this one-of-a-kind property offers. Corporate retreat, family compound, exclusive horse farm or lavish private estate are just the beginnings of what could be. Privacy, serenity and history and a new future await a new steward at Holly Farm.















A Part of Chilmark History

Price: $5,000,000
Town: Chilmark
Area: North
Lot Size: 69 Acres
Living Space: 2969
Age: 1748 / 1987
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 2.5
Heat: FHA
Features:
Private beach


Tea Lane Associates, PO Box 30,
Chilmark, MA 02535

Chilmark: 508-645-2628
West Tisbury: 508-696-9999
Fax 508.696.9929
www.tealaneassociates.com