FEATURED PROPERTY - WATER VIEWS THAT CAPTURE FIVE BODIES OF WATER.
As you head towards Aquinnah and past Moshup Trail, there's a small dirt road tucked away to the right off of South Road. East Pasture Road cuts through towards Lobsterville Road on the northerly side of Aquinnah, with a handful of new and older homes that are hidden away and all are not clearly visible from the road. The meandering dirt road, leads to 17B East Pasture Lane which can easily be described as having some of the most breathtaking views on the whole of Martha’s Vineyard
17B East Pasture Lane was once part of the Eastman Estate. A written history of the area states that writer, poet and editor, Max Eastman bought about 80 acres on East Pasture Road back in the 1930’s and built his home there where he and his third wife, Yvette, lived for the next 40 plus years. Much of the property was donated to Sheriffs Meadow by his wife after Max Eastman’s death, and their home was given to the University of Indiana to be used as a writers retreat. Known for their love for nudity, the Eastmans were often spotted on the beach naked and in an article written in the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine he was recalled as “a rascal and a rake. Not only was he always naked, he always had three of four naked women with him”. According to a recent feature of the property in the Real Estate Guide, he was a great believer in life and had a colorful life with his friends who included Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein and Leon Trotsky.
The property that now occupies 2.6 acres at 17B East Pasture Lane, was designed by Breeze Architects and recently, (2018), completed by Island builders Jay Bodnar and Nick Bologna of Vineyard Construction. The 5000 square foot, 5 bedroom 6 and a half bedroom home overlooks 5 bodies of water in and around the Vineyard – Menemsha Pond, Nashaquitsa Pond, Squibnocket Pond, the Vineyard Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. A stunning 30 foot deck and beautiful screened porch with fireplace takes full advantage of these spectacular views. There’s a heated gunite pool and adjacent pool house and garage with guest room above. The property benefits from two “Solar Flowers” that generate 12KW of energy to run the home.
The construction and finish of this breathtaking property is all high end and the builders enlisted the skills of local craftspeople like Against The Grain Cabinetmakers and Whit Hanschka metalwork for the finished details. The interior decoration is by Mike Witt Interior Design.
A short path leads from the home to private water access on Menemsha pond and access to Aquinnah beaches at Philbin and Lobsterville are granted to all residents of the town.
The property is being offered for sale exclusively by Tea Lane Associates for $6,350,000