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

As Edgartown considers doubling the size of its historic district, and with ancient houses on stilts all over the Island, we wondered about the state of historic preservation.

Shelley Christiansen

When not running her Vineyard Haven store, or producing a documentary, or writing a cookbook, or helping a client redesign a home, or planning a party, or... Tamara Weiss was creating a pretty sweet spot to kick back and relax.

Joyce Wagner

An unusual mid-century home with an unusual mid-century story gets a facelift.

Beth Edwards Harris

Steve Spofford’s latest career began with an internet photo gone viral.

Tucked in the dunes off Moshup Trail is a sleek residence inspired by driftwood and lifeguard stands. But as architect Mark Hutker and builder Andrew Flake explain, the house called Duin Huis is anything but simple.

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