10.01.15

An unusual mid-century home with an unusual mid-century story gets a facelift.

By Beth Edwards Harris

03.16.15

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

03.01.15

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

03.01.15

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

03.01.15

Thomas Craven was the leading art historian of his day, and his Vineyard friend Thomas Hart Benton was his favorite artist.

By Elizabeth Hawes

03.01.15

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

03.01.15

You stare at that dry, sandy patch of finicky Island soil in front of your home and envision a low flowering shrub that is drought tolerant and can thrive in partial sunlight. Wouldn’t hurt if the plant were a Vineyard native, too. But you wonder, is that combination possible to find?

By Nicole Grace Mercier

03.01.15

The people at the Home & Garden Television network like to say they didn’t choose Martha’s Vineyard as the location of their nineteenth Dream Home giveaway; it chose them. About a year ago, when the HGTV team was scouting potential sites, the Vineyard was an easy sell. “This is an ideal location. It’s beautiful here,” said Jack Thomasson, the official house planner for the HGTV Dream Home. “People are really friendly on Martha’s Vineyard. The Island has a lot to offer.”

By Sydney Bender

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