James Cagney’s 69-Acre Martha’s Vineyard Farm Is Asking $13.5M

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Late actor James Cagney’s 69-acre farm on Martha’s Vineyard is on the market for $13.5 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Located in Chilmark, the estate consists of an 18th century wooden farmhouse, as well as a guesthouse, studio, and barn, with beach access.

The main residence, designed with yellow pine floors, as well as the other structures, will require major renovations, says listing agent Meg Bodnar of Tea Lane Associates.

Cagney, well known for acting in 1930s and ‘40s gangster films, bought the property, which was larger at that time, in 1936. He and his family spent many summers there, according to his autobiography Cagney by Cagney.

According to Bodnar, they sold the estate in the 1980s, and it was later used as a commune.

Boston restaurateurs Patrick Lyons and Sean Gildea bought the farm for $4.1 million in 2012 under the name You Dirty Rat LLC as a tribute to Cagney and his legacy in film.

The business partners and friends planned to build vacation homes on the land; however, Lyons decided to keep his family’s current residence on the South Shore, while Gildea ultimately purchased another property.

Image courtesy of Marc Fairstein

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