Edgartown Cottage Revived

Edgartown Village Historic District, MA

What began as a humble worker’s property in Edgartown Village was thoughtfully renovated and expanded to provide its owners a greater program without losing any of its captivating Vineyard charm. Three separate forms – the main house, barn, and shed – were each lifted, shored up, and set on new foundations to make certain they were fortified for the future before renovations could begin.  

Below the main residence, a 10’ pour was completed with deep window wells to add viable square footage without overtaking the lot. The main house was brought down to the studs and completely reconfigured on the interior, with unique elements like the dental details in the original front-facing shingles painstakingly recreated for authenticity. Subtle expansion is seen at the rear of the property, where additional island character was added via a gentle swoop in the roofline and a delicately protruding bay window. The multi-function barn now provides automotive and recreational storage below and an office above. With new French doors, transoms, and windows, the shed has transformed into a veritable second office off the petite rear patio.  

Together, the ensemble of renovated and augmented structures on a nonconforming lot now provides a full program for summer enjoyment that will endure for years to come.