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Diane Sawyer lists her Martha’s Vineyard estate

Veteran news anchor Diane Sawyer is selling her expansive seaside estate in the coastal Massachusetts area of Martha’s Vineyard.

Known as ‘Chip Chop’, the property is listed for $24 million and offers breathtaking water views from every angle, according to Robb Report.

Located between Vineyard Sound and Lake Tashmoo, the estate covers two separate parcels of land, encompassing 20 acres.

The main attraction is the nearly 464sq m New England-style main house, originally designed in the late 1930s by Neoclassical architect Eric Gugler and completed in the mid-1940s.

This main residence features three bedrooms and stands tall amid the windswept dunes.

Additional buildings on the property include a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage, two modern beach cottages known as “The Shacks,” and two detached guest bedroom suites named the Pond and Ocean pavilions.

Sporting enthusiasts will appreciate the on-site swimming pool and Har-Tru tennis court.

Records indicate that Sawyer and her late film director husband Mike Nichols acquired the property for $5.3 million in 1995.

Diane Sawyer is selling her Martha’s Vineyard estate. Photo: Bob Gothard/Wallace and Co. Sotheby’s International Realty.

Following the purchase, they undertook an extensive restoration with Tate Builders.

Known for her work on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20, the 77-year-old anchor has decided to sell due to changing family dynamics.

With her family growing, the opportunities for long visits to the island have become rare.

In a statement, Sawyer reflected on the cherished memories made at the estate: “Five grandchildren have run through the halls, learned to swim in the warm waters, gathered moss in the forest. At Thanksgiving, both enormous fireplaces in the great room give off warmth and golden light. We have always felt so lucky to be together in this magic place.”

Diane Sawyer is selling her Martha’s Vineyard estate. Photo: Bob Gothard/Wallace and Co. Sotheby’s International Realty.

The property, which also has a historical connection to the West Wing of the White House through its designer Gugler, promises a combined mile of private shoreline.

The listing is managed by Mark Jenkins of Wallace and Co. Sotheby’s International Realty, with the first reports of the sale appearing in The Wall Street Journal.

The sprawling seaside compound stands as a luxurious symbol of New England’s coastal beauty and a unique opportunity for a discerning buyer.

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