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Language of the Past

Hutker Architects learns the vocabulary of an antique Colonial for a harmonious new addition to a historical structure.

A wonderful piece of history sits serenely on Lower Mill Pond in Brewster’s historical Factory Village. The Nathaniel Winslow House—also known by locals as the High Brewster Inn—was built in 1738 near the gristmill and famous herring run. A true Colonial design, the structure has a center chimney and center hall flanked by two parlors (now both bedrooms) each with original pine-paneled walls and fireplaces; the original keeping room (now a living/music room) is located along the length of the original house. This room also has period paneling and a great hearth used for cooking in the 18th century. Read more…

Set in Stone

Stone artist and craftsman David Campbell’s artistry is shaped by Cape Cod’s geometry.

At the close of a long day in the brilliant summer sun, David Campbell finds solace in the landscape. A faded cut-off tee shirt exposes the tan, sturdy arms that designed the gardens he’s surrounded by, and built the stone bench on which he’s perched. His build hints at years of work requiring strength and endurance in the outdoors; his demeanor hints at years of relishing the life he’s crafted for himself. Read more…

Heirloom Farmhouse

Hutker Architects designs a modern island farmhouse in Edgartown for a family of five which incorporates rustic touches.

Just a short drive down a winding lane outside of the bustle of Edgartown, and you feel as if you’ve arrived in a magical spot. Set at the edge of a billowing meadow and birch tree woodland, a charming new farmhouse complex designed by Hutker Architects is the perfect getaway place for a couple and their three grown daughters. Read more…

Modern History

Forgotten furniture and abandoned antiques get a second life at Modern Vintage Design Studio in Sandwich.

No piece of furniture is as alluring or romantic as the vanity table, an artifact from a bygone era. Vanity tables, with elegant drawer pulls, large mirrors, and intricately carved legs, were once a staple in every bedroom, places where women spent hours primping. It’s not hard to imagine that every vanity was once the scene of an interesting personal story. Read more…

Tour de Force

Highfield Hall is one of Falmouth’s brightest architectural marvels. And on July 20, it casts its glow on more of the town’s stellar buildings during the Architects’ House Tour. Read more…

A Beautiful Blend A Beautiful Blend

It’s not too often one comes across a piece of old Cape Cod so well preserved that experiencing it feels like a step back in time, but the 18th-century Benjamin Godfrey House on Stage Harbor Road in Chatham is such a place. Evoking the feeling of a bygone era, the Cape-style dwelling is situated on an acre of undulating lawns, which feature moss-covered stone walls, an old barn, an ancient fruit orchard, and views to Mill Pond. The Benjamin Godfrey house was first deeded in 1789. Although there are no documents showing the actual build date, Smith believes the house was erected circa 1750. Benjamin Godfrey operated the town gristmill, which was once located north of the property and was moved to Chatham’s Chase Park. Godfrey lived in the house until he passed away in 1818. Read more…

Saving Grace

A Nantucket lightship is narrowly saved from destruction and reborn as a luxury charter vessel.

Saving Grace

It was not your typical eBay purchase. Back in 2000, Bill and Kristen Golden had been following a local news story about a Nantucket lightship that was to be sold on the popular auction website. “She was owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was being operated as a museum,” explains Bill. “The Commonwealth couldn’t upkeep her anymore and decided to scrap her. There was public outcry, so instead they decided to sell her on eBay and, unfortunately, mostly scrappers were bidding. “We came in and outbid them.” Read more…

Casual Camp

Hutker Architects designs a getaway home full of rustic touches on a tranquil pond in Chilmark.

Casual Camp

When Patrick Mahady began searching for a vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard, he was nearly set on purchasing a place in Edgartown when his real estate agent told him about a three-acre parcel on the opposite end of the island. A drive down the long winding dirt road to the site revealed a mix of open meadow, woodlands, and pond shoreline with views to a barrier beach beyond. Mahady was hooked. He bought the property and contacted Hutker Architects—a firm well known for its thoughtful approach to island homes—to design a place that would fit well into its rural setting.  Read more…

Breathtaking Baths Breathtaking Baths

A bathroom for a getaway home should be a serene, calming space—a place to wash away the stresses of everyday life and relax into vacation mode. This approach is indicative of interior designer Liz Stiving-Nichols’ master bath and powder room designs. Owner of Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, Stiving- Nichols finds inspiration for her designs from the natural environment. “I create a direct connection between the design and to the natural surrounding we find on this beautiful island,” says Stiving-Nichols. Read more…

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One doesn’t have to look hard to find the footprints of Cape Cod’s past scattered about. Stone walls dating far back as the Pilgrims’ first foray into the New World offer a glimpse into the one of the oldest construction methods in existence: masonry.  Read more…

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