Cronkite Heirs Sell Green Hollow Home

Posted by Courtney Marek — February 4, 2011

1296856758Sharon Purdy of Sandpiper Realty recently assisted in the significant sale of Walter Cronkite's longtime home on Martha's Vineyard.  Lauren Martin of the Vineyard Gazette Online writes:

"The late Walter Cronkite’s Edgartown down-harbor home was sold this week for $11.3 million to longtime summer residents of Katama David and Karen Brush.

The Green Hollow property is located where the first white men settled for the winter on Martha’s Vineyard in 1632.

More recently, history was made at the six-bedroom, two-story Dutch colonial home with the gambrel roof when Dick Cavett set up cameras on the patio to interview the home’s then new owner, Mr. Cronkite, for what was the first talk show shot on the Vineyard, in 1974. The Cronkite springer spaniel Buzzy made his television debut in that segment.

The closing was Monday on a sale that was agreed to last fall.

“It is a piece of history,” said Tom Wallace, principal at Wallace and Co. Sotheby’s International, who had the listing. Sharon Purdy of Sandpiper Realty acted on the buyers’ behalf for the purchase."

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