04.01.10

It was raining hard, with not a hint of a breeze. The air was hot and heavy, feeling tropical and clammy as it settled on my skin.

By Lorraine St. Pierre

04.01.10

“Dahlias really make me sick!” Could the etiquette author, known for her Edgartown garden of shoulder-high dahlias, really have written these words? Even Emily Post couldn’t make the Vineyard’s weather behave.

By Susan Catling

04.01.10

“Even trees do not die without a groan.” – Henry David Thoreau.

By Karla Araujo

04.01.10

A West Tisbury couple rebounds and rebuilds after fire destroys their retirement home.

By Anne McCarthy Strauss

10.01.09

Four different settings show this architectural interface between the wide, grubby world and the civility of the home.

By Shelley Christiansen

10.01.09

A couple heading toward retirement nestles into a renovated home on the Lagoon in Oak Bluffs.

By Susan Catling

10.01.09

A small two-bedroom in Edgartown features a half-bath inspired by all things Ernest Hemingway – especially the famed author’s fishing boat.

By Jim Miller

10.01.09

“If you change an island, and you make a big difference, it’s easy to see the difference,” says Sharon Strimling Florio, proprietress of Vineyard Alternative Heating in Vineyard Haven.

By Joyce Wagner

10.01.09

A new building on Anna Edey’s West Tisbury farm sounds more like a spa with its pool and sauna, but she calls it a lab for sustainable design as it integrates many of her environmentally friendly innovations, including solar panels for heat, hot water, and electricity – and chickens for eggs, meat, and heat.

By Richard C. Skidmore

10.01.09

Greenhouses bring color and life to many homes during the off-season.

By Elaine Pace

10.01.09

The terms “green” or “sustainable” applied to residential architecture tend to conjure images of primitive or alternative homes of modest size and funky feel, rather than the high-end, luxurious houses that often grace the pages of magazines. The Davis house in Chilmark is a stunning rebuke to that fallacy.

By Jim Miller

08.01.09

When the new hospital opens its doors early next year, there will be countless people to thank. Among those at the top of the list will be John P. Ferguson, chairman of the board.

By Anne McCarthy Strauss

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