Want to vacation like the first family? The Chilmark House in Martha’s Vineyard where the Obama family once vacationed is for sale.
The home is listed for $22.5 million and sits on a lot of 9.5 acres located in a very private part of the Vineyard. In the summer of 2013, the owner allowed the Obama family to use it for their summer vacation. According to realtor Tom Wallace of Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty, the first family’s vacation was a first for the property’s current owner.
“The property had never been rented before, but the owner was nice enough to let us disrupt their August and accommodate our noteworthy guests,’’ said Wallace.
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The home has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two partial baths. The main house has almost 7,000 square feet of interior space. The home is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer exceptional views of the South Shore and Chilmark Pond. The property includes an infinity pool, a large gym in the basement, private outdoor showers, and very tall ceilings.
Wallace’s company helped the Obamas – and the Clintons before them – find accommodations for their Vineyard getaways.
“We were one of a few real estate companies on Martha’s Vineyard that the Obama’s representative consulted with,’’ said Wallace. He said his firm considered a multitude of factors for planning the first family’s vacation, including security issues, minimizing the traffic impact in the neighborhood, and finding a home with excellent views.
“We had a pretty clear idea about where viable locations were,’’ said Wallace. “This property clearly fit the bill.’’
According to the property’s listing, the home sits 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. It was designed by Seattle architect Rick Sundberg, Falmouth landscape architect Steve Stimson, and constructed by builder Andrew Flake. The home has been profiled by several architectural publications and has received the Landscape Architects Honor Award for residential and landscape design.
If you’d like to make an offer, please contact Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty. Plus, check out other New England homes that both current and former presidents have used for vacation getaways over the years.