10.01.09

Four different settings show this architectural interface between the wide, grubby world and the civility of the home.

By Shelley Christiansen

10.01.09

Just when you’re putting your outdoor garden to bed, it’s time to plan one for indoors to cheer you through the winter. Flowering houseplants can do the trick, but there’s another way to have spring on your windowsill in February – by forcing bulbs.

By Susan Catling

10.01.09

A couple heading toward retirement nestles into a renovated home on the Lagoon in Oak Bluffs.

By Susan Catling

10.01.09

A small two-bedroom in Edgartown features a half-bath inspired by all things Ernest Hemingway – especially the famed author’s fishing boat.

By Jim Miller

10.01.09

You are building a house. Or more likely, you are paying people to build it for you. These people are doing a tremendous job. Everything they’ve done on it is gorgeous. You can’t wait to live in it.

By Nicole Galland

10.01.09

The year was 2001. David and Saskia Vanderhoop of Aquinnah were in the process of building their house and needed a place to stay. “The previous few winters had been relatively mild,” recalls David, “so I thought we could just live in our teepee.”

By Geoff Currier

10.01.09

“If you change an island, and you make a big difference, it’s easy to see the difference,” says Sharon Strimling Florio, proprietress of Vineyard Alternative Heating in Vineyard Haven.

By Joyce Wagner

10.01.09

A new building on Anna Edey’s West Tisbury farm sounds more like a spa with its pool and sauna, but she calls it a lab for sustainable design as it integrates many of her environmentally friendly innovations, including solar panels for heat, hot water, and electricity – and chickens for eggs, meat, and heat.

By Richard C. Skidmore

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Co-Gardening at Island Co-Housing

The community garden at Island Cohousing is a poster garden for Vineyard-grown and a model of sustainable living and recycling.

The Allure of Mudrooms

Four different settings show this architectural interface between the wide, grubby world and the civility of the home.

Force Bulbs Indoors

Just when you’re putting your outdoor garden to bed, it’s time to plan one for indoors to cheer you through the winter. Flowering houseplants can do the trick, but there’s another way to have spring on your windowsill in February – by forcing bulbs.

On Golden Pond

A couple heading toward retirement nestles into a renovated home on the Lagoon in Oak Bluffs.

Hemingway’s Head

A small two-bedroom in Edgartown features a half-bath inspired by all things Ernest Hemingway – especially the famed author’s fishing boat.

House-Waiters Anonymous

You are building a house. Or more likely, you are paying people to build it for you. These people are doing a tremendous job. Everything they’ve done on it is gorgeous. You can’t wait to live in it.

How it Works: Building a Teepee

The year was 2001. David and Saskia Vanderhoop of Aquinnah were in the process of building their house and needed a place to stay. “The previous few winters had been relatively mild,” recalls David, “so I thought we could just live in our teepee.”

The Greening of Vineyard Homes

“If you change an island, and you make a big difference, it’s easy to see the difference,” says Sharon Strimling Florio, proprietress of Vineyard Alternative Heating in Vineyard Haven.

Powered by Nature

A new building on Anna Edey’s West Tisbury farm sounds more like a spa with its pool and sauna, but she calls it a lab for sustainable design as it integrates many of her environmentally friendly innovations, including solar panels for heat, hot water, and electricity – and chickens for eggs, meat, and heat.

For the Love of Plants

Greenhouses bring color and life to many homes during the off-season.

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