West Chop House, Martha's Vineyard

Originally a kit house ordered by the client, then delivered to Martha’s Vineyard and assembled in the woods on a private parcel, the residence served its occupants well for years until the children married, had families of their own and the time came to expand. The owners, now grandparents, wanted more living space—in particular a master bedroom suite unto themselves but decidedly part of the dwelling overall. The solution was to gut the structure, undertake a complete remodel of the kit house and build an addition to address the clients’ needs. The addition complements the original house without attempting to mimic it. The scale varies, but repetition of pivotal design elements such as the gabled dormer pediments that punctuate the existing roof lines serves to tie the synthesis together architecturally.
Photography, Peter Vanderwarker
Builder, Dana Hodson Builders
Landscape Architect, Horiuchi & Solien Landscape Architects