Harbor Cottage

Bashful Beauty

A new house on Martha’s Vineyard, built to look as though it has evolved over time, is quietly flirtatious, revealing its many lovely qualities one at a time

Who doesn’t love a surprise? The book that ends with a twist or the gift that arrives on an ordinary day is made better by being unexpected. Savvy designers are mindful of this. That’s why the most memorable garden paths wander, rather than shoot arrow-like from here to there; why the houses we love most are often those that reveal their charms slowly, rather than making a grand statement the minute we pull into the driveway. First-time visitors to this Vineyard Haven retreat have, no doubt, uttered audible sighs of delight.

Harbor Cottage was featured in New England Home, July/August 2010 issue.

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