04.01.06

Ask the experts your toughest home-owning questions.

By Tom Dresser

04.01.06

When John Abrams takes you on a tour of his five favorite buildings on Martha’s Vineyard, he doesn’t talk much about architecture. To Abrams – the president and co-founder of South Mountain Company, the innovative design and construction firm in West Tisbury – a building is defined by the way it connects to the community it serves, or to the setting in which it stands.

By Ian Fein

04.01.06

Notable Island designers and builders identify the rooms that best express their aesthetic.

By Joyce Wagner

04.01.06

A rose is not just a rose, and other surprises.

By Jeanne Campbell

04.01.06

Following an oyster from harvest to table.

By Catherine Walthers

04.01.06

A gardener finds that the land at Katama giveth, but mostly it taketh away.

By Carolyn O'Daly

04.01.06

Two generations of Taylors have lived in the same family home on a hilltop in Aquinnah. But only for nine months out of the year.

By Brooks Robards

04.01.06

South Mountain Company of West Tisbury builds some of the most expensive homes on Martha’s Vineyard. It also builds more affordable housing than any other design and construction firm on the Island. The funny thing is, South Mountain builds both types of house in much the same way.

By Ian Fein

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John Abrams's Favorite Buildings

When John Abrams takes you on a tour of his five favorite buildings on Martha’s Vineyard, he doesn’t talk much about architecture. To Abrams – the president and co-founder of South Mountain Company, the innovative design and construction firm in West Tisbury – a building is defined by the way it connects to the community it serves, or to the setting in which it stands.

Biography of a Vineyard House

The writer uncovers the 193-year history of his family’s Edgartown home.

Meditations on a Trophy House

A lifelong resident of Chappaquiddick watched a big, new house rise up where scrub and trees once grew. At first glance, it looked like just another out-of-place manor imposing itself on the wilderness. Then she met the family who owned it.

Signature Rooms

Notable Island designers and builders identify the rooms that best express their aesthetic.

Ask the Experts

Ask the experts your toughest home-owning questions.

The South Mountain Conspiracy

South Mountain Company of West Tisbury builds some of the most expensive homes on Martha’s Vineyard. It also builds more affordable housing than any other design and construction firm on the Island. The funny thing is, South Mountain builds both types of house in much the same way.

A Garden (Barely) Grows in Katama

A gardener finds that the land at Katama giveth, but mostly it taketh away.

Sometimes a House Makes Two Homes

Two generations of Taylors have lived in the same family home on a hilltop in Aquinnah. But only for nine months out of the year.

In the Gardens of Edgartown

A rose is not just a rose, and other surprises.

The Shell Game

Following an oyster from harvest to table.

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