Working on your gift list? This year, give the gift of a spectacular property. In our annual LandVest Holiday Gift Guide series, we share homes that’ll be perfect for you, your family, and your friends! Follow along in this 3-part series.
Whether looking for space to fit a crowd or your vision, the properties highlighted here can make a dream reality.
For Someone Needing Space
The beauty of a compound is that it has room for everyone, while still maintaining privacy for all. Take Stone Bridge Compound. This 22-acre property in Woodstock, VT has a Craftsman-style main house, plus a guest house on a separate lot. Everyone can convene in the spacious and comfortable living space of the main house and then retreat at the end of the day for some peace and quiet. It’s the best of both worlds.
The beauty of 14 & 22 Cataumet Avenue, one of Martha’s Vineyard’s best waterfront offerings, is that this spacious compound sits on 1.55 waterfront acres in the exclusive West Chop neighborhood of Tisbury. Its two large, turn-of-the-century residences are perfect for large families or hosting guests. They’ll get to enjoy the privacy, gardens, beach dunes, and enchanting sunsets over Vineyard Sound.
For the Visionary
This is the home for someone who appreciates original, imaginative ideas. 11 Church Street in Rockport, ME hasn’t always been the sophisticated and comfortable home it is today. In fact, this used to be Rockport High School. It’s been fully renovated while still retaining historic features. One of the great things about this home though is that a true visionary can make it their own. Multiple configurations are possible across its three floors of living space.
For the Sustainability Enthusiast
Minawetu, Wampanoag for “Island Home”, is the ultimate sustainable home. On 3 waterfront acres in West Tisbury, this newly-built custom home is designed with nature in mind. It’s a central consideration for any biophilic design. Among the property’s green technologies are solar panels that make this modern masterpiece self-sustaining. Additionally, the home features special hand-selected building materials, a rooftop pool, and breathtaking sunsets.
At Shore Acres in Bar Harbor, ME, the crown jewel of this oceanfront compound is its saltwater pool, which is actually heated by solar panels. Along with a year-round main house, pool house, and guest cottages, there’s a 3-car garage with a Tesla charging station
To Make Your Own
Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but can’t find it. In those cases, you just have to create it yourself!
It’s only once in a lifetime that an opportunity like Mohu presents itself on Martha’s Vineyard. This 50-acre waterfront peninsula in West Tisbury surrounded by James Pond has breathtaking views and incomparable natural beauty. This is a chance to create something to be enjoyed for generations.
Properties like 999 Concord Road are perfect opportunities to build your vision. This 34-acre property in North Sudbury, MA near the Concord and Lincoln lines is waiting for the right developer, equestrian, private estate seeker, or auto collector to come along.
Dreaming of being on the water? One of these Maine properties may be the answer. While these have existing homes, they also present opportunities to create something new. At Jimmy’s Point in Cranberry Isles, there’s a variety of shorefronts: on the ocean side and on the Cranberry Pool side which is protected cove frontage. Meanwhile, Tapley Wharf in Brooksville has a substantial 10-acre lot with plenty of space to build a waterfront dream home. Finally, Bartlett Harbor’s private waterfront setting in North Haven already includes a 4-bedroom home, which offers the potential for expansion or use as a guest house. Not only are there excellent building sites here, there’s also potential to install a deep-water dock!
Stay tuned as we showcase properties for everyone on your list!