President Obama's Home on Martha's Vineyard is on the Market


As a tourist, President Obama has been a homebody trailing almost every president since John F. Kennedy in vacation days taken. Like most presidents, Obama has his favorite vacation spots.

Like President Clinton and many Washington D.C. executives, President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard in August when high temperatures in the Capitol frequently soar past the 90s and humidity rolls in like a summer sledge hammer. One of the prettiest vacation spots for the Obama family is a private compound on Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark Pond, with views over the pond and crashing waves on the beach, just a short row boat ride away. Chilmark is where Steven Spielberg filmed “Jaws” in 1975 and home to Obama friends Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen. This is where the family spent eight days in August of 2013 and it is now for sale at $22.5 million. It is the most expensive listing on the island.
Originally built in 1961 on ten acres, the house had a complete redesign in 2006 as a light-filled contemporary residence similar to the Obama winter vacation homes in Hawaii. A special perk for the president is the half basketball court and home gym. There is a heated infinity pool and a private boat dock on the pond as well as three beachfront lots for enjoying sand and sea.

Majestically perched 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the magnificent Chilmark House is an award-winning triumph of design and execution. Designed by Seattle architect Rick Sundberg, Falmouth landscape architect Steve Stimson and built by master builder Andrew Flake, the house flows continuously between interior and exterior spaces.

A comfortable yet luxurious seaside retreat that celebrates panoramic ocean views of the South Shore and Chilmark Pond. This home features gracious skylights, huge windows and wonderful detail in both design and materials. Oak and radiant-heated limestone floors, marble baths, precast concrete fireplace mantles and top quality appliances support a relaxed yet sophisticated experience for residents and guests. Views from the grand entrance encompass the ocean and infinity pool.

The foyer leads past an exquisitely appointed dining room to the great room with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and an oversized wood burning fireplace.
The impeccable attention to detail is highlighted in the chef's kitchen with sitting area, fireplace and custom casework. Heated infinity pool, half-basketball court, large screened porch and outdoor terraces provide a breezy and beautiful venue for all.

This secluded residence and 2 bedroom guest cottage sit on 9.5 acres of wooded hillside and includes three private Atlantic Ocean beach lots accessed by boat across Chilmark Pond from your private dock. An exquisite Vineyard home!

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Ad Details

Property is For Sale
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 3.00
Price $22,500,000 USD
Which Celebrity? President Obama
Celebrity Owned Yes, celebrity is renting this place
Garage Description Detached 3 car garage
Garage Buildings Detached
Gated Driveway Remote Control, Electric Gate, Yes
Motor Court Yes
Garages Disposition: No, Garage does not have it's own Deed
RV Parking Outside, Yes
Other Features Long Driveway, Separate Storage Areas, Electric Door Openers

...and then there is the House

Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 7
House Sq. Ft. 6,967
Lot/Parcel Size 9.5 Acres
Jacuzzi Hot Tub Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Basketball Court Yes
Lot/Parcel Type Rural Neighborhood, Zoned Residential, Buildings and Land, Fee Simple, Acreage

For Sale at Auction

Auction Sale? No

Unique Sale Issues

Type of Sale Real Estate Agency Sale




Address 8 Snail Road
City Chilmark
State MA
Postal Code 02535
Country USA

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Phone 508.627.3777
Cell Phone 508.627.3313
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