Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Local- Home & Garden

Design Q+A: A Julie Robinson kitchen

So, tell us about this kitchen. This was a renovation; the owner is a man with two sons. The goal was to have an open kitchen area where people could gather and cook together. The...

Gardens of Love: Laurisa Rich

It's always a pleasure to drive up to Laurisa and Tim Rich's home above Squibnocket Pond. Although I've known Laurisa for many years, I've never actually been in her garden before. We met on...

The Arborists

Josh Scott, Beetlebung Tree Care, ISA Certified Arborist, West Tisbury West Tisbury   Why trees? I fell in love with trees and the care of trees early on, when I worked for my uncle, Albert Fischer, on the...

Design Q + A: Jenny Slossberg’s outdoor shower and porch

  Tell us the story of your front porch. Last summer I was able to install a roof on my front porch, finally making it the farmers porch I had hoped for but could not afford...

Sponsored:Real Estate Confidential: Luxury befitting a captain, still on the market

Weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market, by Fred Roven, Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents, appears each Friday in The Minute, The Times’s daily newsletter....

On the Market: This is the church, this is the steeple …

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Lambert’s Cove Methodist Church on Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury. In 1988, when our son Max was a few months old, we...

Why (and how) do you do your garden redo?

To generalize, changing one’s garden is a process of upheaval if done in one fell swoop; or one of redirecting of focus, if done gradually. Every location is different; every owner is an individual....

At Home with Alan Schweikert

Alan Schweikert grew up in the pastoral hill and dale of Chatham, N.J., which also put him near the bright lights of Manhattan. Half country boy, half sophisticate, he was happy to be a...

Gardens of Love: Cynthia Bloomquist and Thaw Malin III

Most local gardeners would never let anyone visit in late March, but Cynthia Bloomquist and Thaw Malin III could not have been more welcoming at their West Tisbury home and garden, Esidarap (paradise spelled...

Kitchen Design Q + A: Food for thought when renovating

Catherine Walthers, private chef, West Tisbury Describe the process of designing and building out your home kitchen. When did you build it? How long did it take? This is the first house and kitchen I’ve ever...

Design Q +A: A mid-century Farm Pond renovation

Design by Jill Neubauer How large is the home? Roughly 2,500 square feet. Was the footprint changed, or just the interior? Just interior. What were the goals of the client at the outset? Two generations from the D.C. area...

Design Q +A: Power to the powder rooms

What's the smallest sink you've ever had installed? An undercounter pounded copper sink, it was 12 inches by 8 inches. Tiny for a quick hand wash, is all! Are there "rules of thumb" about scale and...

At Home with Joanna Fairchild: A home that stretches to include many

Either entertaining comes naturally to you or it doesn’t. Yes, American mores insist anybody can learn anything, but when it comes to hosting 20 guests on your porch in the summer when the table...

Design Q and A: Patrick Ahearn, and a certain little yellow house renovation in...

What’s the background on this house? The Yellow House was built by Edward Worth during the Island’s golden era of whaling in 1838. In 1840, Captain Rufus F. Pease bought the Yellow House for $1,650...

Gardens of Love: Margaret Knight

I visited dancer, clothing upcycler, gardener, and Renaissance woman Margaret Knight at her Chappaquiddick home to see what she grows in the winter in her greenhouse. She lives on property owned by her family...

For the love of pantries

A pantry is a room apart. You can stock it with whatever you want to protect or store away from the bustle of kitchen life. At its best, a pantry is not just a...

Season of wither: Don’t put that garden to bed

Imagine you are a newbie gardener. When you read gardening advice about insects, their damage and management, you feel somewhat relieved, not to mention smug, as you have seen no insects on your plants....

Gardens of Love: Fae Kontje Gibbs

  Walking up to the front of Fae Kontje Gibbs’ Tisbury home is magical. The painted green ivy vine invites me to wander, take a gander through the thick of October’s welcoming greens and follow...

At home with the Aronies of Chilmark

Alice in her Wonderland has nothing on a visit to Nancy Slonim Aronie and Joel Aronie in their small and wildly quaint cottage just up and over from Chilmark Chocolates off South Road. You...

The Artisans: Island craftsmen and women make our houses home

An artisan (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craftworker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative. Five Vineyard craftsmen who rely on the handmade process...
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