In the Edgartown Historic District on Martha’s Vineyard, guest houses are limited to 900 square feet per zoning regulations. This very unique guest cottage was not bound by that restriction due to its nuanced placement on a separate lot beside that of the main house. By thinking strategically and working with zoning regulations, our clients were able to achieve the cottage they desired as a matter of right.
Designed to complement the existing architecture of the primary residence, the charming guest cottage is a companion structure that rounds out an overall urban island compound. Cedar shingles on the cottage’s sides and roof mirror those on the main house, as do copper lanterns and window boxes. The existing pool was incorporated into a new landscape plan which unifies both lots and allows them to read as a cohesive and romantic Vineyard property.