In the Edgartown Village Historic District on Martha’s Vineyard, this newly constructed Greek Revival is a story of respecting the existing streetscape, the architectural process, and zoning regulations while achieving the client’s requested program on a substandard lot of less than 5,000 square feet.
Prior to the build, only two small sheds existed on site. The case was made before historic and zoning boards for a new house, guest house, and a pool uniquely planned to preserve one of the existing sheds and comply with all regulations. Today, a jewel box three bedroom home graces the property with French Doors leading to the bluestone patio, pool, and charming one bedroom guest house. The utmost in architectural trim and detail abounds in a more contemporary idiom throughout both structures, even in the substantial lower levels.
Designed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings, this home filled in the neighborhood’s “missing tooth” and from the exterior appears to be of the same vintage as adjacent antique properties. Details that all but backdate the residence, including a proper Edgartown fence, a brick veneered foundation, thematically appropriate exterior light fixtures and shutters with propeller tie-backs complete the historically-inspired composition.