Vineyard Escape

Vineyard Escape

Getting away from it all is what this whitewashed sun filled Edgartown home is all about

From the outside, the house looks like it might have been here for decades. Its weathered white-cedar shingles and robust landscaping imply a maturity that belies its new-construction status. Nestled on a half-acre, the vacation home with its double-gabled facade and enveloping windows enjoys a stately presence.

This aura of steadfast grace was not unintentional. Architect Patrick Ahearn FAIA, who wrote the design criteria for the Field Club neighborhood and designed eleven homes within, wanted each house to be independent and significant on the land. “Based on the lot (size and orientation), the house is long and linear,” says Ahearn. “The architecture of the house is silent in terms of the garage – because the carriage house doors don’t face the street, it doesn’t read as a garage but as a wing.” As a result, the 3,385-square-foot island hideaway, he says, looks more intimate than it is.

Vineyard Escape was featured in Southern New England Home Magazine, 2018 – 2019 issue.

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