MV Island New Farmhouse

Field Club, Edgartown, MA

Because the clients for this property had long admired turn-of-the-twentieth-century mid-Atlantic coastal architecture, this new-build summer retreat embraces that aesthetic. Its implied sense of history—and symmetry—comes from gently sweeping, bookending gables; entry, wraparound, and screened-in porches; and a rhythmic, balanced placement of shuttered windows, doors, and bays.

Cased openings and beams help define rooms throughout the largely open-plan home. The foyer establishes a primary spine, connecting the front and rear doors, and airy living spaces evidence a high level of fit and finish. A covered porch leads to a private courtyard and carriage house that expand the possibilities for outdoor entertaining.

"We have been coming to MV for 20 years, rented houses in Katama and stayed in Inns up island and in Edgartown for all of those years. We are now "residents" (part time) and have a beautiful home there to come to as time allows. It that has all of the creature comforts that a family would want and is also remarkable in its 'curb appeal.'"

- Homeowners