Eastville, MA • Historic Renovation • Shingle Style • 1999–2003
This 6,000 square foot turn of the century home has its own
boat house, drying garden and garage with an apartment, all
overlooking the Vineyard Sound in Eastville. It was purchased
by a family who recognized the potential for this home to be
brought back to life.
GWI spearheaded the establishment of a true teamwork between
the architect, builder, interior designer and family. Over
the course of several years, this home was brought back to life.
Now glorious, the home welcomes all visitors to the island who
enter the Vineyard Haven harbor and the Oak Bluffs Harbor.
Integration was a theme of this project. GWI worked to enhance and highlight the original architecture and craftsmanship
of the home and to integrate furniture pieces from the client’s
home in Pittsburgh, as well as many furnishings that were acquired
with the purchase of the home. New pieces were selected
Lighter colored fabrics were used to brighten the interiors and
at the same time contrasted to the darker woods that originally
clad the walls. Local craftsmen were identified and retained to
refurbish many items. The successful integration of turn of the
century with new and old pieces acquired over time creates
the feel that the home is a true treasure and reflects both the
history of the location and the history of the family.
The home, lovingly restored inside and out, is host to many
family events, weddings and even presidential fundraisers for
our current President, Barack Obama.
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