Eel Pond Overlook

Angling for Views

Careful attention to design and placement ensures that lovely pond and ocean vistas abound in a Vineyard house.

It seems obvious that one would want to maximize all possible water views when planning construction of a new house. But turning that dream into reality with this home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, presented challenges to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard-based architect Patrick Ahearn.

“Because of the access road to the property the site for the house had to be on the left but the overlook to Eel Pond was on the right, so we had to figure out a way to reverse the house and yet still design the arrival so that people drove into the back of the property without cars all driving past the pool, which the homeowner wanted to remain private,” explains Ahearn.

Eel Pond Overlook was featured in Southern New England Home, 2016 Annual issue.

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