Boldwater Farm is located on 30 acres of land adjacent to Great Salt Pond in Edgartown, on Martha's Vineyard. The Master Plan included the siting and design of the main house, garage, pool, gardens, pond, orchard, barn, outbuildings, caretaker house, guesthouse, and fields. The property is a low, flat outwash moraine and is windswept from the south shore of Katama Bay. The site is entered from the north where an orchard enclosed by stone walls creates an arrival space. From here, the landscape unfolds with glimpses to the barn, pond and newly planted fields which are being rotated with crops of rye and buckwheat. Beyond the fields, the drive meanders through woods to the house. The house purposefully hugs the ground with a low profile and large overhangs within a canopy of stunted oaks. A stone arc acts as an armature connecting the pool, parking court, lawn, and the striped garden at the master bedroom. The garage, house, and master bedroom are configured to embrace a lawn to the south with views to Great Salt Pond.
American Society of Landscape Architects | Merit Award 1998
Mark Hutker & Associates, Architects