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Each year the pristine beaches, lush pine forests, and picturesque New England towns of Martha’s Vineyard draw tens of thousands of admirers to this beautiful island. Some of these visitors have become part-time residents, building contemporary homes alongside the traditional Victorian cottages, sea captains’ mansions, and colonial farmhouses that comprise the island’s cultural and architectural heritage. Rarely does one find such a concentration of outstanding contemporary design.

Authors Keith Moskow and Robert Linn expand their 2005 survey of Vineyard residential design to present twenty-five new houses that extend the traditional Vineyard vernacular of shingled houses and cottages. Each of the architects has described the goals for the project and the source of the design. Some reference nautical themes, others environmental concerns, and still others appropriateness of materials and scale. A significant number rely on a plan strategy based on a series of pavilions to minimize intrusion in the landscape while still taking advantage of views and prevailing breezes. What links the houses is that they are all built to stand the test of time in the sometimes extreme marine environment and they respectfully break with tradition.

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Keith Moskow and Robert Linn are principals of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, a firm committed to sustainable, environmentally sensitive architecture. Moskow studied architecture at Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a lifelong summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he and Linn have completed multiple architectural commissions. He is the author of The Houses of Martha’s Vineyard, Sustainable Facilities, and Small Scale.

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Stonewall Beach Residence                

Office of Peter Rose

Highland House                

Rick Sundberg/Olson Kundig Architects


Moskow Linn Architects

Bluff House                

Maryann Thompson Architects

Point House                

Hart Associates Architects

Snow Point                

Hutker Architects

VH R10 gHouse                

Darren Petrucci AIA

Pond House                

South Mountain Company

Meadow House                

Zachary Hinchcliffe with Robert Miklos FAIA/designLAB architects

Camp Manaquayak                

Sullivan O’Connor Architects

Professor/Potter House and Studio                

MacNelly Cohen Architects

Hilltop House                 

Weiss + Reed Architects

Quitsa House                 

Krueger Associates

Meadow House                 

Patrick R. Crosgrove, Architect

The Sugar Mill                 

Hutker Architects

Tashmoo Residence                 

Breese Architects

Chilmark House                 

Shope Reno Wharton

Aquinnah House                 

Hecht and Associates Architects

Groove House                 

Charles Rose Architects

Long House                 

Michael Barclay

Garden Pool House and Pavilion                 

Jill Neubauer Architects

Little Camp                 

Albert, Righer & Tittmann Architects

Trellis House                 

Handlin Garrahan Zachos and Associates

Cliff House                 

Steven Blatt Architects

Martha’s Vineyard House                

Architecture Research Office



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Moskow, Keith
Monacelli Press
Linn, Robert
Buildings - Residential
Architecture-United States General
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