With a historic Chilmark house slated for a full restoration this fall, we went looking for what remains of 350 years of home design.
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?
You might want to think twice about where you put that coffee table.
James Sanfilippo of Aquinnah is an artisan specialty plasterer.
As the driveway circles up toward the house, the wide curved porch - linking two of four wings - comes into view near the crest of the hill.
The owners: Ken and Dede Feinberg
A creative design trumps building lot limitations.
Translating Piet Mondrian’s geometric color scheme onto kitchen cabinets required some out-of-the-box thinking.
Arnie Reisman and Paula Lyons, the husband-and-wife duo known for their appearances on the weekly National Public Radio quick-wit game show Says You, talk about their shift from seasonal residents in Menemsha to year-rounders in Vineyard Haven.