Martha's Vineyard Home & Design : Rentschler & Company Interiors
Rentschler & Company Interiors
Art & History in Chilmark
An historic Chilmark building, an owner with a powerful personal artistic vision and an experienced team of talented Island craftsmen and women each contributed to the evolution of this highly eclectic house over a three-year period. The original house was reworked and joined by a sunny connecting corridor to a new sleeping wing.
Artistic and engineering challenges, like the functional adaptation of a Zephyrus head purchased by the owner and installed as a focal point of the powder room, abound and are highly visible: a freestanding shower in the master suite, extensive use of reclaimed wood and custom stonework, ebony stained wood meeting slate flooring, and a backdrop of distant water views. Dramatic spaces were enhanced with bold color, artwork by local artists and the owner and a masterful stone fireplace and reclaimed wood mantel. There’s even a lovely old vineyard behind the house, now revived and offering a picturesque view from the generous screened-in porch and terraces beyond.
photos courtesy of Bob Schelhammer and Rentschler & Company Interiors