Home sweet home

Warburton's Cape Cod style home in Oak Bluffs
The Warburton's Cape Cod style home in Oak Bluffs. Photos by Ralph Stewart

By Eleni Collins - November 22, 2006

Oak Bluffs welcomed a number of new residents recently with the construction of both new elderly housing and affordable housing this past month.

After five years of planning, funding, and construction, Island Elderly Housing officially opened the doors of three newly built senior apartment complexes on Oct. 30. Just in time to coincide with the housing organization's 30th anniversary, Aidylberg I and Aidylberg II, off Wing Rd. on Aidylberg Way, welcomed their new owners, state officials and friends. In addition, Hillside Village III, on the Hillside Village campus in Vineyard Haven, celebrated its opening that day.

Malowski house
The Malowski house, in Oak Bluffs near the blinker light, was the gathering place for friends, family, and many of the people who made it all possible.

Land for the Aidylberg campus was donated by Marguerite Bergstrom and Lydia Palmer. As many as 100 people toured the campuses, and gathered to watch Elenore Tompkins and Leila Squeira cut the ribbons. There are five units in each complex, all of which have been filled. The residents moved into their new homes on Nov. 1.

The other festive house-warming event was on Nov. 4, when new homeowners Nick and Noel Warburton, and Matt and Tracy Malowski claimed their new homes on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd. in Oak Bluffs. Friends, family, and others involved in building the homes gathered to celebrate. The event was sponsored by Island Housing Trust, Island Affordable Housing Fund, and Habitat for Humanity, Martha's Vineyard.