Vineyarders find refuge in meditation rooms of all shapes and sizes.

Ali Berlow

An office with a spectacular view.

Tom Dunlop

The architects of the new Oak Bluffs library at work, and at home, in the woods of Harthaven.

Holly Nadler

What makes a good kitchen? Is it efficiency? The right tools? Size? A beautiful space? A great view? There are probably as many versions of “good kitchen” as there are good Island cooks. Here are four of them and the places where they work their magic.

Catherine Walthers

The Ark is built on one of the lowest spots in the Camp Ground of Oak Bluffs. When it rains, the whole backyard floods and with all that water around it, the house resembles the stern of Noah’s Ark, says owner Marina Firestone.

Mary-Jean Miner

What does it take to make a house feel like home? Is it family photographs, your great-grandmother’s patchwork quilt, the smell of bread baking? Five professionals who create homes for clients show us the places they come home to.

Laura D. Roosevelt

Island workers are laid back. We have lives as well and people have to understand that.” – Billy O’Callaghan, Mason, Vineyard Haven

C.K. Wolfson

It’s really quite simple. You start with an iconic house, add impeccable taste and an eye for art, and what you get is summer living at its best.

Erin Ryerson


The House that Straw Built

This green-friendly Vineyard Haven home started with bales of straw in its walls – to conserve wood, for insulation, and to save money.

Ask the Experts

Jesse Steere, John Mancuso, Jennifer Ingraham, and John Bunker.

Heeding the Call of the Home

Louise DuArt and SQuire Rushnell’s Katama home is a tribute to love and God.

Hoarding the Past

The owner of Kevin’s Auto Body displays a surprising period passion.

Vineyard Houses Harness the Sun

Suzie Wasserman owns one of Music Street’s charmingly traditional homes in West Tisbury, but don’t for a minute think it’s a house locked in the past.

Mastering the Faux Arts

Whether you call in the pros or do it yourself, faux finishing can liven up walls, ceilings, molding, and pieces of furniture.

Family Portrait: The Rosbecks

The builders of Deep Bottom Pond and other developments are putting their signature on the Vineyard.

Peter Norton and Gwen Adams

See inside the famous Ocean Park mansion that Peter built – twice.

A Kitchen Caters to Cook & Guests

While tending stock on the stove, Jan Buhrman is also chopping carrots, kale, and squash for two different soups.

Edgartown's Iconic Fences

If those posts and pickets were ever to grow feet and tiptoe away in the night, Edgartown certainly would not be the same.