Property Crush

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at This Darling Gingerbread Home for Sale in Martha’s Vineyard

published Jun 2, 2022
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Credit: Compass

The details:

  • Address: 8 Siloam Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA
  • Price: $649,000
  • Size: 770 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Compass

Why we have a crush on this property:

Picture this: It’s a midsummer day and you’re sitting on one of the cutest front porches in America. You’re sitting, specifically, on a pastel-painted rocking chair, swaying in harmony with the balmy breeze. A beach read in one hand and a dewy glass of lemonade in the other, you look out at the water just across the street and realize it simply does not get more idyllic than this. 

Credit: Compass

Scoring real estate on Martha’s Vineyard — let alone in one of its storied gingerbread houses — might seem like a castle in the air, but this darling cottage is fresh to the market and accepting offers. 

Credit: Compass

Built in 1870, the home is brimming with antique appeal in the form of whitewashed wooden walls and ceilings, plenty of built-in features, and cute nooks and crannies. I’m even charmed by the idea of washing dishes, if it means I get to do so surrounded by heart-shaped stencils, vineyard-patterned tiles, and while looking out of a beach-view window. It is situated just across from Sunset Lake and about 200 feet from the edge of Oak Bluffs Harbor, after all. 

The cottage is listed for $649,000 by Helena Kirschenbaum, Compass

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