Athearn House is a rarity, an exquisite 18th century house set in three park-like upland acres on a private waterfront estate close to Edgartown. In immaculate condition, the property enjoys modern additions and 21st century comforts.

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A 300′ private sandy beach on Nantucket Sound has a gently sloping, firm and sandy bottom, making it ideal for swimming and boating by young and old alike. Property ownership runs to the low water line, unusual anywhere in the world.


The distance to Edgartown village is under a mile, with the estate secluded at the end of a peaceful and private country lane. Walks or bike rides to town are short and safe, even for small children.

The main house and guest house include a total of eleven bedrooms. Ten have water views, with each room having a distinctive character. Of eight bathrooms, six have water views. A spacious outdoor shower and changing room look out across the water, and a garage provides storage and parking for four cars.

The sixteen by thirty-four foot heated swimming pool, built in 2011, has sweeping views of Nantucket Sound, and includes an outdoor kitchen and dining area.

The estate is well set up for both catered and self-arranged entertaining, whether in the house, by the pool, at various places on the grounds, or on the beach.

Beauty, privacy and tranquility, combined with convenience to Edgartown shopping and amenities, make this beachfront setting an inviting summer retreat.

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