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Our Steal: Mark Jenkins with Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 38 Morse Street, Edgartown, Massachusetts for $3.2 million.

What is more patriotic than a summer house in Martha’s Vineyard? If it’s good enough for the Kennedys, it’s good enough for us! In fact, the Obamas and the Clintons have also summered here. And this week, we are putting the spotlight on two of its gems! A prize offering right on the water, and a historic, red, white, and blue steal. Both are in Edgartown, Massachusetts – one of the quaint harbor towns that occupies the idyllic summer island of Martha’s Vineyard – but each have price points that are miles apart.

Splurge: Picturesque Harbor Front Compound For $17.5 Million

According to Vogue, Edgartown is “like the Hamptons without the crowds.” And for this reason, people flock from all over to visit the former whaling port. Today, it’s filled with exceptional sailing and water sports, plus fantastic places to wine and dine. However, nothing is quite like having your own place on Martha’s Vineyard to unwind. This exceptional family compound is reminiscent of the ones you see in old JFK footage. And even the locals can’t help but remember the former president in all his glory.

In the MV Times, one such resident recalls that “Jack would sail over from Hyannis to the dock in Edgartown and pick us up for a daysail.” Back in 2017, Rose Styron told The Times her story. According to the publication, “Mrs. Styron and her late husband, author William Styron, had become acquainted with the President and First Lady Jackie Kennedy on the Washington and New York social circuit, although Mrs. Styron had first met congressional candidate Kennedy in 1946 while she was attending Wellesley College.”

The 2.1-acre property at 12 Guernsey Lane offers four-bedrooms, four-and-two-half-bathrooms, plus a pool, 3 buildings, and over 7,000 square feet. But it’s the 120-feet of harbor frontage and deep-water pier that makes it a keeper. That and the fact it sits just one mile from downtown Edgartown.

Gerret C. Conover with LandVest MVhas listed 12 Guernsey Lane, Edgartown, Massachusetts for $17.5 million.

Steal: Stunning Historic Estate With Guest House & Sugar Shack For $3.2 Million

Perhaps you’re looking for something a bit more affordable? This charming, four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom historic home rests in a premier locale on the north side of the village. Soaring ceilings, stained glass, and a 1,000-square-foot guest house are among the highlights. And of course, it’s full of classic touches like beadboard accents and gorgeous hardwood floors. But the property also comes with a bunkhouse known as the “Sugar Shack,” tucked away in a corner of the lot. This totals it’s bedroom count to seven, making it perfect for hosting a crowd. It’s also in close proximity to all the town shops and restaurants, as well as the local yacht club.

Mark Jenkins with Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 38 Morse Street, Edgartown, Massachusetts for $3.2 million.