When a couple with a passion for design built a getaway home on the Island, they got creative with the overall look, worked closely with town officials to address size restrictions, and incorporated some unusual eco-friendly elements.

Shelley Christiansen

Peter Rosbeck Jr. creates an Edgartown compound without compromise.

Karla Araujo

A look at the Island’s super-sized houses: past, present, and future.

Karla Araujo

Dorothy Chaffee’s Edgartown house and garden are a celebration of a life well lived with her late husband, Henry. The homes they shared together are depicted in a hand-painted dining room mural, and she continues his gardening legacy in a charming backyard landscape.

Brittany Lyte

Four designers discuss the best materials for creating that wonderful complement to Vineyard living – along with ideas for building your own.

Anne McCarthy Strauss

After creating a neighborhood home on Lagoon Pond, new Vineyard homeowners found the Island lifestyle enveloped both them and their children.

Linda Black

What happens when big dreams meet conservation commission realities.

Jim Miller

A West Tisbury couple rebounds and rebuilds after fire destroys their retirement home.

Anne McCarthy Strauss

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