Architect: Frank Shirley Architects
Contractor: County Builders
Engineer: SJG Engineering
Photos: Randy O'Rourke
MARTHA’S VINEYARD VERNACULAR
Situated at the end of a peninsula overlooking a tidal pond and Vineyard Haven harbor, this home turned its back on the water. The house lacked a master suite and a room where family and guests could enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the setting. Working within the restrictions imposed on waterfront properties, we designed a room worthy of the site. The new great room soars with a cathedral ceiling and two-story glass wall. Douglas fir, sustainably harvested, envelops occupants in an amber glow. Panoramic views allow the owners to commune with the idyllic setting. The master suite is sequestered to the second floor, with a private balcony and a pocket window providing views into the great room. The addition is capped with a dramatic double-gabled roof, giving the home an expressive façade.