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A rare, unspoiled property fronting an expansive and remote stretch of the south shore in West Tisbury was placed on the market Thursday with an asking price of $92 million.

The 266-acre property, one of the largest contiguous landholdings on the Vineyard, is owned by Gerald DeBlois, a longtime resident of West Tisbury. The property that has been placed on the market does not include Mr. DeBlois’s residence which sits on a separate parcel of about 50 acres and is not for sale.


A 50-acre property in the Priester’s Pond area of West Tisbury has changed hands for $15 million.

The buyer is Claudia Miller, whose mainland place of residence and prior connection to the Vineyard, if any, are unknown. The land includes two houses, one that was built in the Berkshires in 1795 and brought to the Vineyard in 1987.

The property, which has frontage on both Priester’s and Crosby ponds, includes one of the oldest farms on the Vineyard. The other house on the tract, the Luce Athearn House, is even older, dating to 1714.


A harborfront estate in Edgartown sold last week for $25.17 million, setting a new record for the sale of a single-family residence on the Vineyard. This marks the second record-setting real estate sale in less than two months.

David and Michele Hedley of Morristown, N.J., sold their home Top Step in Green Hollow on Feb. 16 to the Edgartown Harbor Nominee Trust. The identity of the buyer is unknown.

Tom LeClair of LandVest in Edgartown who brokered both sides of the sale, said he was bound by a confidentiality agreement to avoid revealing the identity of the buyer.

In a record-setting sale for the Vineyard, the waterfront Waggaman property on Tower Hill in Edgartown has sold for a total of $22.5 million.

The deal, which closed last Friday, is the single largest residential real estate sale in Island history. The buyer is known only as Edgartown Harbor LLC, which lists an address of an Edgartown law office.

Adele Harman Waggaman, a longtime Edgartown summer resident, held title to the two parcels involved in the transaction, which together cover about 10 acres. The land previously had been owned by her maiden family.


Blue Heron Farm, the sprawling gentleman's farm overlooking
Tiah's Cove in Chilmark and West Tisbury that was the former
residence of the late M. Anthony (Tony) Fisher and his wife Anne, was
sold last week to a Mississippi couple for $20.35 million.

The buyers are William and Mollie Van Devender of Jackson, Miss.


A house on Starbuck's Neck in Edgartown whose history as a
summer home dates back a full century was sold this week for a record
$21.8 million.

The home, still known to most Vineyard residents as the former Sharp
house, was purchased by a private buyer. This marks the second record
sale for the same house in less than two years.