With its long family history, this distinctive blue-shuttered house on a quiet corner in Edgartown presented new owners with a restoration quandary.
“I’m a nester,” part-time Island resident Catherine Urban admits as she walks through the cozy three-bedroom West Chop cape that she and her family rented for the first time last summer.
Historically, house plans were guided by a handful of traditional archetypes. Today, more contemporary features – such as an open floor plan – may take top billing, but understanding the Island’s architectural heritage can help in designing a new structure at ease in its surroundings.
Mark Hutker & Leo A.W. Wiegman
Historic musicians’ cottage gets a new life.
A laid-back sanctuary, this East Chop house is the result of a creative collaboration that expresses the homeowner’s distinctive sense of style.
Laura D. Roosevelt
Designer Valerie Reese transformed what could have been just another garage apartment into an inviting, artistic home and studio.
Moira C. Silva
Nestled among the trees near West Tisbury’s Tiasquam River is a spacious post-and-beam house outfitted with rich textures, warm earthy colors, and well-crafted details.