South Water Street Revisited
State of Grace
A lovingly remodeled Martha’s Vineyard home makes a congenial setting for a couple to welcome guests to the island that has captured their hearts
Seduced by Martha’s Vineyard’s salty breezes and serene lifestyle, a pair of West Coast executives started spending time on the island in 1990 and have been returning ever since. After building and selling a home on Chappaquiddick, the couple set their sights on one of Edgartown’s most fashionable streets, and began searching for their next sanctuary there.
Six years later, they found what they were looking for. Built around 1840 by a retired ship’s captain, the Greek Revival– style house was conveniently located within the village, but on a spacious parcel of land overlooking picturesque wetlands and the beatific harbor beyond. “This particular property really spoke to us,” says the wife. But the house, she notes tactfully, “needed a lot of love.”Download PDF