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.

Ian Fein

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

Joyce Wagner

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.

Brooks Robards

Fires to warm thew cockles of your heart, and just about everything else.

Joyce Wagner

Ali Berlow's mudroom.

Ali Berlow

Some Aquinnah firsts: the first bed and breakfast in town, in a house with one of the first flush toilets, and containing the first enterprise consumed with canards.

Margaret Knight

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

Ali Berlow

An office with a spectacular view.

Tom Dunlop