Cow Bay

Edgartown, MA

This newly built year-round cottage overlooking Trapps Pond has charm to spare. This is thanks to its relatively diminutive scale; its layers of porches, balconies, and rooflines; its fieldstone base and brick terraces; and the way it combines shingle-style architecture with details derived from English country houses.

From the shingle style, it borrows its balconies, multilevel eaves, and asymmetrical rambling nature, which suggests it has been added on to over time. British vernacular, meanwhile, lends its tall cross-gabled roofline and lattice vents, as well as its multipaned windows and wraparound porch that welcomes both residents and guests.