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Chilmark Residence

Martha's Vineyard, MA

 Set high on the terminal moraine of Martha’s Vineyard, this 4-acre project emphasizes the unique quality a glacial landscape providing sweeping ocean views to the South. Existing glacial erratics and mature trees are woven into a design, which employs a minimal number of walls and terraces to ground the house to the site. Close collaboration between the architect and landscape architect fostered a strong continuity of spatial organization and materiality between interior and exterior spaces, effectively blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. A strong interplay exists between the native landscape and the “man made” program of the design, which weave seamlessly through the spaces created by large existing trees and boulders. The pool, constructed into the hillside, provides the unique juxtaposition of water's edge with distant ocean views.   Recognition  American Society of Landscape Architects | Honor Award 2016 Boston Society of Landscape Architects | Honor Award 2007   Collaborators  Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects   Photography   Charles Mayer Roger Foley

Set high on the terminal moraine of Martha’s Vineyard, this 4-acre project emphasizes the unique quality a glacial landscape providing sweeping ocean views to the South. Existing glacial erratics and mature trees are woven into a design, which employs a minimal number of walls and terraces to ground the house to the site. Close collaboration between the architect and landscape architect fostered a strong continuity of spatial organization and materiality between interior and exterior spaces, effectively blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. A strong interplay exists between the native landscape and the “man made” program of the design, which weave seamlessly through the spaces created by large existing trees and boulders. The pool, constructed into the hillside, provides the unique juxtaposition of water's edge with distant ocean views.

Recognition
American Society of Landscape Architects | Honor Award 2016
Boston Society of Landscape Architects | Honor Award 2007

Collaborators
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Photography
Charles Mayer
Roger Foley

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