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Thanksgiving weekend open houses on Martha’s Vineyard

Motivated sellers are showing properties over Thanksgiving weekend.  If you are a looking to complete a deal prior to the end of the year, or are simply interested in checking out inventory available in...

At home with gallery owners David Behnke and Paul Doherty

David Behnke and Paul Doherty have been together as a couple for 32 years. “Thirty-two LONG years,” groans Paul, handsome, with an acting background in addition to the successful art advisory business long conducted...

The fire outside

Tired of that rusty metal pit you’ve been burning pitch pine scraps in that your fireplace can’t digest? Looking for something fresh to add to the outdoor furniture on your patio? The fire pit...

At Home: The Little House that Betty Built

There’s an old saying that people start to look like their dogs, but has it ever occurred to anyone that some people resemble their houses? On a recent rainy Tuesday, Betty Anne Wilson of Newburyport...

Ernie and the wee trees at Donaroma’s

It's that time of year. You can put away your gardening gloves and leave off with the landscaping until spring. So for plant lovers, now is the time to focus on indoor greenery, and...

The Designers

Six interior designers discuss the challenges unique to working on Martha’s Vineyard — whether it’s designing an addition to an antique house for elder newlyweds, or creating a comfortable seating area for a new...

At Home with Ed Merck — retired, but hardly retiring

Does it ever seem as if our lives are guided by a set of flukes? A couple of years ago, Ed Merck, retired entrepreneur, musician, sailor, and author, could never have foreseen that in...

The Final House

When you’re, say, 30something, and you’re designing and building your first house, you might think about whether each child gets his or her own bedroom, and whether the basement might be turned into a...

More Who’s Who in Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate

David Lott, Owner/Realtor, Vineyard Open House Real Estate, Vineyard Haven Home: Vineyard Haven Why are you in real estate? It’s been around me all my life. When I was 9, my parents and I went to...

Dish with a View: Tina Miller cooks up something new

When Tina Miller worked at Plum TV on the Vineyard several years ago, she produced “Dish with a View’— a segment devoted to great food, made by great Island cooks, served in great Island...

Romancing Rhododendrons

“My reward for doing all this is to see people light up when they see things they didn’t expect,” said Peter Norris, whose Chilmark garden boasts rhododendrons rarely if ever (until now) grown on...

A Visit with Kathy Rose, Tiny House Pioneer

Kathy Rose — you might remember her from the Wooden Tent, which was both a place in which she lived and taught photography, and an actual “wooden tent” that had been moved from the...

The Gardeners

For a largely rural Island with a modest population, Martha’s Vineyard boasts what seems to be an inordinate concentration of professional gardeners. But between the ever-rising tide of seasonal homeowners, and a great body...

Who’s Who in Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate

Jim Feiner, Principal Broker Feiner Real Estate, Chilmark Home: Chilmark Number of years in real estate: 25 Specialty: Most people associate me with up-Island towns because we live in Chilmark. Came to be in real estate: Following college, I...

The Builders

Jeff Wass of Rosbeck Builders I followed my heart to the Island. I remember visiting for the first time, at 7 years old with my parents, for the Derby, and I came for many years...

How (and When, and With Whom) to Sell Your House

You’ve decided to sell. Your kids are grown, and the house is too big. Or the kids are growing, and the house is too small. Or you’ve inherited the family’s summer home, but prefer...

At Home With Holly and John Alaimo

“There’s a story to everything,” said John Alaimo recently when he and his wife, Holly, opened their home on Webaqua Avenue in Oak Bluffs to the MV Times. He stood over a pair of...

What the heck is Vineyard scaping?

How to landscape using native plants, and make the birds and the bees (but not the ticks) happy.

Setting a new standard for energy efficient homes

Our new house will become our guest house when we win the lottery and build our big house,” Mr. Pedler said, half joking

The just right house

'I especially wanted to live in a greenhouse,' she says... Indeed, everywhere one looks, tendrils and blossoms fill the air with spring fragrance. Originally she’d needed to prove she could grow fruits and vegetables indoors. 'For four years I had the most persistent tomato plants, big around as tree trunks. There were avocado branches pressed up against the skylight as if they had fists trying to break higher. It was crazy!'