Steeped in history, 112 William Street was built in 1856 by a local builder named Robinson. If you want small town living, this is the perfect location; one-half block from the center of downtown, located on a very private street of stately Vineyard homes. The stone walls that surround the house are constructed from old world ballast stones brought over in the lower holds of sailing ships from England. Because of their small size, and interlocking ability, the walls are intricate, permanent and stunning. Purchased in 1987, the present owners transformed the property into a true "villa" in 1991, with a terraced yard, bocce court and amazing masonry inside and out. The new construction created a stunning open kitchen/great room, with rare Douglas Fir, hand hewed, two foot wide support beams, an oversize ballast stone fireplace, and a beautiful, large bay window overlooking the charming gardens. The kitchen/great room recreates the majestic era of days gone by, but has a modern, open, living floor-plan at the same time. The original Ice House has been carefully refurbished, creating storage areas and a delightful loft which may be used as an extra guest room, an office or play room. There are two master bedrooms and two other large bedrooms allowing for family and friends to visit. The one-time maids room has been converted into a garden room. With a large dining room, office/library with a fireplace, living room with an oversize fireplace, screened-in porch and many other inviting nooks, this home offers peace and quiet, even with a house full. Internally, all the electrical, heating and plumbing systems have been modernized to today's standards. Designed by a Landscape Architect, the grounds are an amazing retreat, with many different private area's and mature fruit trees which supply a bounty of delicious treats.
Offered at $1,595,000