April 28, 2022
West Chop Homestead
West Chop, Vineyard Haven, MA
Clients purchased land in the West Chop neighborhood of Tisbury, and after more than 10 years contemplating their dream home were set on building new residence that would harken back to another time yet feel as though it had stood forever.
A shingle-style design with a sense of implied history was deftly developed for the property. Elements like the subtle swoop of the roof typically seen in West Chop homes were incorporated to make new construction appear authentic to the area. An open concept first floor plan allows for casual family living and gathering, and specifications like beamed ceilings, beadboard walls, and custom cabinetry elevate the overall experience.
Attention was paid to every detail to create a narrative of a home built long ago. The sunroom for example, features architectural choices which backdate the house, including exposed floor joists overhead which read as though the room was a screened porch enclosed over time.
The carriage house was deliberately placed on site to help define the backyard and break apart the massing of the overall property. As a separate structure attached via connector wing to the main residence, the carriage house augments the implied history, suggesting it was built at a later point and added onto over time.