The Red Farm estate combines iconic Island history amidst 21 private acres of pastoral West Tisbury land.
The Robert Luce homestead now known as Red Farm is one of the first and oldest English style houses in West Tisbury and is still on the original site. The antique homestead has been carefully renovated utilizing authentic paint colors and preserving the character of exposed beams, the builder’s marks, and the large cooking fireplace with original bread oven. The home was expanded using an antique home from Eagle Bridge, NY, that was purchased from the descendants of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses. The building was connected to the main dwelling by the current owners to create the master suite and attic bedroom above.
There’s a two story vintage barn that is delightfully authentic with accents of the era and includes a large entertaining space with large barn doors that can be flung open to enjoy views over the meadows. There’s also a bunk bedroom and half bath. Attached to the barn is a glass-roof conservatory that features a sauna, shower and soaking pool, and 17th century bathing tub from France.
There’s a guest house close to the main homestead that was once a forge and now offers two bedrooms, bathroom, open living kitchen space and wood stove
The property boasts pretty walking trails, exquisite stone walls and a man made pond for messing around on the water. As you meander through the property you might come across the sunken stone walled outdoor entertaining area with large wooden dining table and outdoor fireplace.
Nestled in the woods, there’s also a writer's cabin - a replica of Thoreau's cabin where he wrote Walden Pond - his treatise to the worth of a spiritual connection with nature, which is truly embodied by the Red Farm property.
The expanse and privacy of the property has a feel of being “up island” with its meadows and rolling land, yet has the convenience of being in West Tisbury and a few minutes drive to North Tisbury and to Lambert's Cove beach. And if you find you’re missing the Atlantic ocean beaches of Chilmark, the property comes with a coveted Hancock beach key.
Red Farm Road is offered exclusively by Tea Lane Associates for $6,250,000. call us for more information and see the full listing here.