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

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

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

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