Experts answer home and garden questions.

Tom Dresser

Adam and Gabrielle Spiegel bought a run-down former wayside tavern in West Tisbury. Though the restoration of the property and its majestic walls is finally complete, Adam Spiegel may be seeing it for the last time.

Brooks Robards

Denys Wortman finds you really can go home again.

Holly Nadler

One Vose family member describes it as “the center of our universe,” and goes on to say that “we continually ask ourselves, ‘How did we get so lucky? Why us?’ ”

Ali Berlow

The last weekend of July is one of the busiest summer “turnover” weekends. As vacationers – coming and going – wait in ferry lines, unnoticed and unsung armies of cleaning crews scramble to clean up before and after them.

Shelley Christiansen

In Edgartown, a hotel for dogs and their human companions.

Margaret Knight

Rhonda and Erik Albert and their children Iris and Miles live in an old sixteen-room house in Oak Bluffs. Last year they had nearly a thousand summer guests, and this year they’d like to have more.

Margaret Knight

Here I am at...Wesley House?

Mary Breslauer


Owning Vs. Renting a Summer Place

Summer on Martha’s Vineyard is an annual tradition for thousands of families.

North Shore Heritage

Stewards of their parents’ vision, two siblings built homes that celebrate contemporary design and sustainability, a family history, and a longstanding respect for the land.

The Lowdown on Homeowners’ Insurance

How has the insurance market changed recently for Vineyarders?

A Piece of Seth’s Pond

With a spacious main house, a separate studio, and a waterfront location, this property is a year-round refuge for nature enthusiasts.

Perfectly Small Guest Houses

Billy Meegan specializes in compact but refined form and function, as seen in three distinctive Island guest houses.

The Old Humphreys House, Anew

This architectural standout in West Tisbury, with its combination of styles outside and in, has recently been renovated and serves as a second home for a couple of filmmakers and their young family.

Five Things to Consider Before Listing a House for Sale

Selling property in a tough market calls for thorough planning.

Partnering Houses + Open Space

Conservationists and affordable housing advocates can be natural allies,
as a new development in West Tisbury illustrates.

It’ll Boom as Long as the Boom Has Room

The early reports are in and it appears that housing prices on the Island aren’t going down.

Returns on “Green” Building

While the real estate market may be sluggish generally, investments in energy efficiency can have excellent rates of return, at least for those planning to stay in their homes for a few years.