When not running her Vineyard Haven store, or producing a documentary, or writing a cookbook, or helping a client redesign a home, or planning a party, or... Tamara Weiss was creating a pretty sweet spot to kick back and relax.
By Joyce Wagner
It makes perfect sense that writers Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz feel right at home in a house that is stuffed to the crooked rafters with history.
By Laura D. Roosevelt
As ubiquitous as a white picket fence in Edgartown or a stonewall in Chilmark, the shingled house is synonymous with Vineyard architectural style. Red or white cedar, asphalt or slate – from the sprawling, waterfront estates of Katama to the fishing shacks on Dutcher Dock – if you’re on-Island and in the market for new roofing or sidewall, chances are you’re in the market for shingles.
By Alexandra Bullen Coutts
After more than three decades designing and taking care of Vineyard gardens large and small, Peggy Schwier has learned that the best horticulture teacher of all is the garden itself.
By Peggy Schwier
An unusual mid-century home with an unusual mid-century story gets a facelift.
By Beth Edwards Harris
The Vineyard has many spots where eelgrass conveniently washes ashore, ready to be shoveled up and hauled off to improve a home garden.
By Mollie Doyle
What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.
By Susie Middleton