As ubiquitous as a white picket fence in Edgartown or a stonewall in Chilmark, the shingled house is synonymous with Vineyard architectural style. Red or white cedar, asphalt or slate – from the sprawling, waterfront estates of Katama to the fishing shacks on Dutcher Dock – if you’re on-Island and in the market for new roofing or sidewall, chances are you’re in the market for shingles.
By Alexandra Bullen Coutts
After more than three decades designing and taking care of Vineyard gardens large and small, Peggy Schwier has learned that the best horticulture teacher of all is the garden itself.
By Peggy Schwier
An unusual mid-century home with an unusual mid-century story gets a facelift.
By Beth Edwards Harris
The Vineyard has many spots where eelgrass conveniently washes ashore, ready to be shoveled up and hauled off to improve a home garden.
By Mollie Doyle
What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.
By Susie Middleton
His auto empire is far larger than the one he inherited from his late father. But Ernie Boch Jr.'s place in Edgartown? You might be surprised.
By Vanessa Czarnecki
Thomas Craven was the leading art historian of his day, and his Vineyard friend Thomas Hart Benton was his favorite artist.
By Elizabeth Hawes
The land had been a gift outright, from architect Celia Imrey’s step-grandfather William B. Dinsmore to her grandmother, Lesley, on their wedding day in 1947. Fifty-two acres of spectacular real estate on Edgartown harbor, which Imrey today modestly describes as “an interesting piece of ground,” advancing out to the edge of the bluffs and then gently leading back down.
By Monica Jensen