Architect Norman Foster Buys President Obama’s Favorite Martha’s Vineyard Home

Next summer, if President Obama is looking to spend some time in the exact same spot on Martha’s Vinyard he has over the past three years, he’ll soon be having to talk to one of the world’s most famous architects about getting permission first. The Village Gazette reports that Norman Foster and his wife, publisher Elena Foster, have purchased Blue Heron Farm, a large summer estate in Chilmark, MA, which is reportedly “inspired by the home in Field of Dreams. For the past three years, the President has rented the house for vacations, spending 10 days there this past summer, the paper writes. How willing Foster will be to rent it out is anyone’s guess, but we’re assuming, like most people who invest more than $20 million on a quaint and isolated home, not very frequently. Here’s a bit about the sale:

The transaction was complicated and involved two separate deeds in as many days, and designed to preserve anonymity. On Nov. 22, Blue Sky MV LTD, a real estate investment corporation organized in late October, purchased 28.5 acres in Chilmark and 3.7 noncontiguous acres in West Tisbury for a total of $21.925 million. One day later, Lady Foster purchased an accompanying .3-acre Quansoo Beach lot for $475,000 in her maiden name, Maria Elena Pia Fernandez Lopez de Ochoa.

At $22.4 million, the price ranks among the highest paid for a single-family home on the Vineyard.