A picturesque waterfront estate in Martha’s Vineyard, an Amelia Island home on the Ocean Links Golf Course, and an imposing hacienda in Carmel, California’s Santa Lucia Preserve—all are heading toward the block. Read more in our weekly high-end real estate lineup.
Since the 1920’s, five generations of one family have lived in a waterfront Martha’s Vineyard estate that will be sold at auction on October 28th. It’s located on Edgartown harbor, and takes its style from the shingled, white trimmed Captain’s houses for which the former whaling village is known. The main residence offers six bedrooms, and five baths in four levels, each offering direct waterfront views. The ground level of the home has been configured as a separate apartment with its own entrance. Outdoors, there’s a large pool in an expansive lawn extending to the historic harbor. Once listed at $9.35m, the estate has a starting bid of $3.25m, and a Buy It Now price of $7.5m.
On the opposite coast in Carmel, California, an imposing hacienda is heading toward the block. Formerly listed at $6.75m, it’s also being offered at a steep discount, with a starting bid of $1.995m and a Buy It Now price of $3.295m. It’s located on 12.88 acres in the Santa Lucia Preserve and offers 7,179sf of living space with five bedrooms, five full baths and one half bath. High-end touches abound: there’s an underground wine cellar and six masonry fireplaces. Walls are of Venetian plaster and ceilings feature reclaimed beams and trusses from 19th century bridges and barns. Should you become restless the facilities of the “Preserve” are steps away: golf, stables, pool, and a fitness center.
In Amelia Island, Florida, another retreat is coming up for sale in an Absolute Auction, meaning it will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. Five hundred feet from the Atlantic, the property overlooks the 9th Tee of the Ocean Links Golf Course. It’s isn’t exactly modest: there’s a 4 story elevator to shuttle you between its 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, great room, wine bar, and gourmet chef’s kitchen. A 4-camera security system can monitor your progress. Each floor has covered porches overlooking the grounds, which offer a pool with Travertine deck, outdoor kitchen, and three garage spaces with a golf cart area.