It makes perfect sense that writers Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz feel right at home in a house that is stuffed to the crooked rafters with history.
Laura D. Roosevelt
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.
Alexandra Bullen Coutts
An unusual mid-century home with an unusual mid-century story gets a facelift.
Beth Edwards Harris
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. Along with the land came a five-bedroom house, and Lesley Dinsmore christened the property “Witchwood,” because she thought the woods surrounding it “looked like witches lived there.” In the 1980s the parcel was subdivided.
Steve Spofford’s latest career began with an internet photo gone viral.
Tucked in the dunes off Moshup Trail is a sleek residence inspired by driftwood and lifeguard stands. But as architect Mark Hutker and builder Andrew Flake explain, the house called Duin Huis is anything but simple.
Back in 2002, architect Kate Warner set a goal for all of Martha’s Vineyard: install 500 rooftop solar arrays by 2010. Twelve years later, 223 photovoltaic systems have received state rebates for solar systems or are registered for the solar certificates program. Another two dozen were installed before these two programs were in place, estimates from Rob Meyers of South Mountain Company in West Tisbury.