Children’s Folly

Edgartown Village Historic District, MA

A pedimented Greek Revival home in perfectly proportioned miniature, this playhouse is definitely the firm’s smallest project—but it’s as attuned to scale, style, and historic detail as any other. Though petite in stature (just twelve feet tall with an eight-by-eight-foot footprint), the building is hardly short on craftsmanship.

Authentic elements beyond the pediment include the columned porch, operable shutters, and paneled front door—each of them appropriate in dimension—as well as the clapboard siding, wood-shake roof, and copper trim. Clad in spar-varnished fir beadboard with polished wood floors, the interiors continue the classic-but-whimsical Edgartown theme.