Treasure Island

Treasure Island

A renovation reveals the gem hidden within a careworn shingled cottage on Chappaquiddick

Every summer, the owners make their way down a picturesque, half-mile sandy road lined with scrub oak. At the end sits their jewel of a house on a green slope that coasts through bayberry and sea grasses to the water.

Years ago, the husband, an avid sailor, often brought his soon-to-be wife here by boat. The couple would drop anchor in Edgartown Harbor and let the days unfold like petals on a flower. Then came marriage, followed by twins, and for years, parents and kids decamped to a rental perched on what could be Chappaquiddick’s most beautiful spot. When the shingled house next door became available, they snapped it up, ensuring that their getaways would always unfold in the same special setting.

Featured in New England Home, Cape & Island 2017 issue

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