Though not quite as dramatic as the changing popularity tides in the Republican primaries, the Martha’s Vineyard waterfront estate known as the Athearn House, beat out a lakefront estate challenge from Texas, to become the Wall Street Journal’s prestigious House Of The Week today.
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After a higher than normal online voter turnout, WSJ House Of The Week editor Sushil Cheema declared Athearn House the winner this morning, taking 45% of the online votes cast.
The heated house showdown for the week of January 20,2012, followed coverage by the Wall Street Journal in studio and in the WSJ-produced slideshows viewed online by voters. Unlike the current political primaries, however, after declaring a winner each Monday, the Journal allows online voting to continue on all of its House Of The Week races, with results occasionally shifting.
The Athearn House compound sits on a gentle hillside in the exclusive Planting Field Way area of Edgartown, overlooking Nantucket Sound, with 300-feet of private sandy beach, a pool, a historic main house and carriage house. The estate has been in the same family for three generations and is now offered for sale at $19,500,000. Point B Realty Sales Listing. Athearn House is also available as a summer rental through Point B.