Sometimes buying the least-expensive house on the Island at the time can get you a dream home.


The Island’s first “affordable” housing was built nearly fifty years ago, but we seem further away than ever from a solution to the problem. Where do we go from here?

By Beth Edwards Harris


You’ve undoubtedly caught a glimpse of the home at 1 Pondmark in Chilmark during a leisurely drive up-Island.


It’s every architectural designer’s dream to create their own home. On a patch of land near Lambert’s Cove, Nick Waldman and his wife, Sarah, did just that, building their minimalist dream house from the ground up.

By Moira Silva


Searching for the best place to one day spend their retirements, theologians Emilie Townes and Laurel Schneider took a chance on Oak Bluffs.

By Louisa Hufstader


An old beach shanty tucked into the moors of Lobsterville had served the family well. But it was time for a new home to house the next generation of memories.

By Sydney Bender


The only thing better than freshly cut flowers are freshly cut flowers that you grew yourself.

By Susie Middleton


Our homes, ponds, and wetlands depend on septic systems. New technology stands to change the way we think about our waste.

By Thomas Humphrey


By the time most Island gardens have hit their peaks, Sally Graham’s beds are still brimming with potential.

By Martha Kirkpatrick


A songwriter and an engineer put down roots and anchors in Vineyard Haven.

By Sydney Bender


For one Canadian couple, a two-hundred-year-old Edgartown gem proved the perfect opportunity to write a new chapter.

By Sissy Biggers


Gogo Ferguson and David Sayre’s storied Chilmark home is designed for a good get-together, RSVP not required.

By Sydney Bender