Martha’s Vineyard House
Martha’s Vineyard House frames the transition from land to the ocean.
Situated against a gentle hill at the edge of a clearing in the woods, the house offers an expansive view of the water. Three blocks define a series of exterior spaces, including a protected entry court partially enclosed by the adjacent wooded slope.
Two perpendicular, L-shaped walls, clad in specially-milled cedar siding define the north and south blocks. Their horizontality, depth and texture accentuate the connection of the house to the site. The detailing of these walls, using two different widths and depths of specially-milled wood boards, echoes the shadows cast by the surrounding scrub oak trees.