Kitts Field

Edgartown, MA

Built in the 1970s as a replica of a nineteenth-century Greek Revival farmhouse, this home on a corner lot in Edgartown’s rural Katama Plains district lacked authenticity. To remedy this and to expand the home to fit the clients’ large program, a renovation added historic details and nearly tripled the square footage.

Although much larger, the completed house feels true to the scale and style of its surroundings. The entire body of the original was sensitively reimagined and then outfitted with such historically appropriate details as oversailing eaves, head casings and trim, and working shutters with pins and holdbacks.

The original’s white clapboard conveys its primary status, while shingle cladding helps the additions recede. Inside, a reorganized floor plan simplifies circulation and seamlessly connects old and new, while new windows and glass doors connect indoors and out.