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79 Circuit Avenue

For Sale: $2,750,000

Commercial & Multi-Residential
Victorian Gingerbread Cottage
3,076 sq ft
Lot 5,227 sq ft
Year Built: 1875
MLS: 32200026
Parcel: 11-89
Property Tax: $9,118/year

Property Description

This lovely two-story Victorian, built in 1875, has been occupied year-round since 1926. Home to several generations of families and now the iconic Good Dog Goods, 79 Circuit has always been a gathering place. With B1 zoning and past use as a family home, possibilities abound here. Good Dog Goods, beloved by furry ones and their humans for 22 years occupies the entirety of the first story with two office spaces above in the rear of the building. Above the front rooms of the store a one-bedroom cottage-classic apartment, so warm and welcoming with its captivating balcony trimmed in gingerbread, invites even the most discerning guests. A cozy studio graces the lower level. The soul replenishing sea air breezes up Pennacook Avenue inviting all to enjoy the quintessential porch culture of Oak Bluffs. While away the afternoon in a rocker watching the world go by, or sit and share an evening with loved ones. “The beauty of this lovely home is that it wraps its arms around all who come, whether to rest and recharge, play, work, live, or shop.” Come discover the exceptional soul of this cottage.

Amenities

Circuit Avenue
Oak Bluffs Harbour
Campground Cottages
Ocean Park
Steamship Authority Ferry
East Chop
Inkwell Beach
State Beach
Shopping
Dining
Bike Path
Farm Neck Golf Club
Illumination Night
Tivoli Day
Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Oak Bluffs

The liveliest of the Vineyard towns, Oak Bluffs is busy in the summer, peaceful in the winter, and vibrant all year round. This eclectic enclave is home to everything from serene beaches to bustling bistros and some of the Island’s quirkiest and most beloved sights. 
 
Once the site of a prosperous whaling industry, Oak Bluffs was reinvented as a resort town when the need for whale oil declined. The town was originally called Cottage City for the rows of gingerbread-type cottages built by former residents and gained its current name when it was again reincorporated as Oak Bluffs in 1907. Those gingerbread houses are actually an architectural style called Carpenter Gothic, a fascinating format of fanciful scrollwork. 
 

What to Love

 
  • Creative, bohemian vibe
  • Carpenter Gothic architecture
  • Vibrant culinary scene
  • Trendy boutiques
  • Lively festivals and community events
 

People & Lifestyle

 
Of all the towns on Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs boasts the greatest number of year-round residents, and there’s plenty to keep them occupied. With four public beaches and the Vineyard’s largest marina, it’s clear this hip town loves its water — residents can typically be found boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, or lounging on the sand. Art galleries and artisan boutiques are a big scene in this trendy town, and if residents aren’t making the art, they’re buying it. The long list of creative festivals, along with the excellent schools, makes Oak Bluffs an ideal spot to settle in. Preferably in one of the gingerbread cottages. 
 
 

Things to Do

 
Oak Bluffs really corners the market on festivals. The Tivoli Day Festival is an old-fashioned street fair and block party held every September to celebrate all the hard work of the summer and to welcome the spirit of autumn to the island. Grand Illumination Night is considered the crown jewel of the campground season and is celebrated by adorning the MVCMA campground gingerbread cottages with paper lanterns. 
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Flying Horses Carousel is the nation’s oldest operating platform carousel. Originally located in New York, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in the 1880’s. This is one of the few carousels that offer the opportunity to catch a brass ring as they ride.
 
The Oak Bluffs Fireworks show is one of the Vineyards’ major summer events, while the Martha's Vineyard Wind Festival encourages families to bring a picnic and a kite and enjoy a day together outdoors. Legacy Week was created to engage, empower and celebrate the bond and value of the alumni and students from historically Black Colleges and Universities.
 
In between all the festivities, take some time for rest and relaxation at Inkwell Beach, the setting for a teen movie called "The Inkwell,” or head to State Beach, one of the island’s most popular spots for lounging and splashing. 
 

Schools

 
Oaks Bluffs offers several excellent schools, including: 
 
  • Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, 9-12, highly rated public school
  • Oak Bluffs School, PreK-8, top-ranked public school

Map & Nearby Places

79 Circuit Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
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