Martha’s Vineyard House

Martha’s Vineyard House frames the transition from land to the ocean.

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home nestled into trees from across a martha's vineyard pasture

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.

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Martha's Vineyard house opening up to views of the Atlantic Ocean

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.

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Martha's Vineyard House entry path surrounded by cedar siding and garden
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windows surround open living space with fireplace
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white bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows in one corner
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nine model studies of martha's vineyard house
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sun reflects through the house at sunset

Awards

2007 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award

2006 AIA New York State, Merit Award

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