Ocean View Ave, Edgartown (Katama)
Ed called me on a Wednesday night, 60 hours after Ocean View was listed for sale. In most cases people tend to “know it when they see it” in searching for a home. In this case, he knew it by the time our 10 minute phone conversation was over. In the 8 weeks that followed, I got to know Ed and Andria pretty well. It was clear from the start that they are a keenly focused team, determined to secure a permanent foothold on the island, their favorite location of course being Katama. They’ve cultivated the Vineyard experience for their family over the last 30+ years, sharing the same weeks with the same friends, raising their kids to love the beach.
History from Ed: It's been 39 years for me, starting out with bikes and tents at MV Family Campground. And I think around 34 years for Andria. She only lasted one or two years camping, then we started bringing cars and renting houses.
On the last night of every trip, the whole group would gather for the “Paper Plate Meeting”, during which the meals are planned and assigned for the next trip, and recorded on, what else, a paper plate. The traditions they’ve already created and fostered for all these years have a new home at, and I’m thrilled for them to have so much more Vineyard in their lives. xo Rose