What happens when big dreams meet conservation commission realities.

Jim Miller

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

Anne McCarthy Strauss

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

Shelley Christiansen

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

Susan Catling

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

Jim Miller

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.

Richard C. Skidmore

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.

Jim Miller

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.

Anne McCarthy Strauss