04.01.14

With a historic Chilmark house slated for a full restoration this fall, we went looking for what remains of 350 years of home design.

By Remy Tumin

04.01.14

We’ve all heard the complaints – some Island towns are saddled with higher property taxes, while others are among the lowest in the state. The residential tax rate in Chilmark is a mere $2.48 per thousand dollars of property value, for instance, while over in Tisbury it’s more than three times as much at $8.39. Pop into any Vineyard cocktail party and you’ll hear plenty of theories. Chilmark offers fewer municipal services than other towns, some will say.

04.01.14

I first met Albert back in the eighties. My then-future wife rented his house in Edgartown one summer and I used to bump into him from time to time. Albert was a little rough around the edges and a bit of a free thinker, but basically a straight-up guy.

By Geoff Currier

04.01.14

With the coastal bluff eroding, two things were obvious. The old house near the edge of the scarp was doomed, and any new structure built there had to be easily movable. Working with clients whose family have owned the land for decades, architect Peter Rose came up with the idea of little boxes made not of ticky-tacky but of ten-inch-thick concrete. We caught up with him recently at the property. MVM: Why concrete?

10.01.13

You might want to think twice about where you put that coffee table.

By Geoff Currier

10.01.13

Protective measures help plants survive the crueler months.

By Nicole Grace Mercier

10.01.13

Martha’s Vineyard is not particularly hospitable when it comes to fruit trees.

By Susan Catling

10.01.13

James Sanfilippo of Aquinnah is an artisan specialty plasterer.

By Simone McCarthy

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