Only minutes from Edgartown, nestled within some of the most bucolic parts of Martha’s Vineyard, sits this newly constructed shingle-style gambrel home. Located on a peninsula, the structure takes advantage of water views on two sides while maintaining a reserved scale appropriate for more conservative single-family living. The resulting home feels beautiful, charming, and casually inviting.
When the owners purchased the property, a lot which abuts their private residence, an old camp stood on the site. In order to reimagine the two lots as a larger, cohesive family homestead, the new structure was designed to appear as a guest cottage. Along with a newly constructed freestanding carriage house with a “man cave” above, this cottage can truly serve as a primary residence.
To keep the three-bedroom gambrel bright and inviting, the easy flowing vacation-style floorplan includes two-story spaces along with a Juliet balcony for added whimsy. On the exterior, the second-floor deck takes full advantage of water views and provides an enticing outdoor getaway space, while a stone fireplace patio below encourages indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in every season.
The timeless appeal of this home can be seen in the bespoke details that are all scaled appropriately. Cedar shingles accented with white trim, shutters, and windowboxes abundant with flowers, a fieldstone-wrapped foundation, and chimneys—all of these exterior details help tell a story of seaside vernacular and ease.