For $26.5 million, a Martha’s Vineyard mansion with a rooftop pool
The new owners of a Martha’s Vineyard mansion will be able to enjoy the sunset from their rooftop pool.
Gerrit Conover and Thomas LeClair of LandVest | Christie’s International Real Estate has listed the property known as “Minaweto” for $26,500,000. The word “Minawetu” is derived from the Wampanoag names meaning “island,” namely “munahee” and home, or “weetyoo,” according to Emily Darosa, a LandVest agent.
The property at 60 Bartimus Luce Road in West Tisbury “is truly an amazing property, unlike anything else in New England,” Conover said.
The property sits on 3.33 acres and has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
The 5,250-square-foot main house exudes a sleek, contemporary feel from the start: a 12-foot granite bridge spans reflecting pools with two waterfalls cascading into a lower pool.
The first floor has an open space including the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Many floor-to-ceiling windows open up, allowing one to step outside to enjoy the view and ocean breeze. This space also features 10-foot ceilings.
The main floor also features five-bedroom suites with expansive views of Vineyard Sound. powder room; A den.
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A stunning glass spiral staircase leads to the pinnacle of the house, the rooftop infinity pool. The pool and deck area offer water views and serve as ideal spaces for relaxing or entertaining.
“Being on the roof and enjoying the scenery, not to mention looking directly at the sunset, makes this property one of a kind,” Conover said.
Not to be outdone, the home’s lower level offers luxury amenities, including a wine cellar, media and game rooms, a sauna, gym, and a half bath.
The property also includes a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, but the garage is attached to the main house.
The house is surrounded by fields of wildflowers, specimen trees, vegetable gardens and manicured lawn. The 250-foot private sand beach is accessed via stone steps.
“The house, which celebrates the 14 biophilic design themes it was conceived with, promotes positive and sustainable interaction and relationship between people and the natural environment,” the listing reads. The property captures solar energy.
All areas of the Martha’s Vineyard home that face the water have an unobstructed view of the Elizabeth Islands because of the property’s high bank, Conover said.