With its long family history, this distinctive blue-shuttered house on a quiet corner in Edgartown presented new owners with a restoration quandary.

Shelley Christiansen

“I’m a nester,” part-time Island resident Catherine Urban admits as she walks through the cozy three-bedroom West Chop cape that she and her family rented for the first time last summer.

Karla Araujo

Historically, house plans were guided by a handful of traditional archetypes. Today, more contemporary features – such as an open floor plan – may take top billing, but understanding the Island’s architectural heritage can help in designing a new structure at ease in its surroundings.

Mark Hutker & Leo A.W. Wiegman

Historic musicians’ cottage gets a new life.

Karla Araujo

A laid-back sanctuary, this East Chop house is the result of a creative collaboration that expresses the homeowner’s distinctive sense of style.

Laura D. Roosevelt

Designer Valerie Reese transformed what could have been just another garage apartment into an inviting, artistic home and studio.

Moira C. Silva