Designed for a large and active family, this vacation home nestles into the natural landscape of Martha’s Vineyard. Demanding privacy yet wanting to embrace views of Chilmark Pond and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, the home presents a relatively solid front, marked by long, linear expanses of cedar siding and shingles interrupted by brief bursts of copper and steel sunscreens, providing shade for the windows below. Turning the corner, the envelope dissolves into large expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass, revealing the home’s generous gathering spaces. A variety of public and private spaces are connected by screened porches, terraces and patios, extending the living spaces of the home.
Location Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Status Completed 2006
Team Rick Sundberg | Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at Olson Sundberg
Press + Recognition Hawkes, Colleen. “On Reflection: Summer Living.” Southwest Asia & the Gulf Trends, Volume 25 No 10, 2009. pp. 8-17 ● Foley, Roger. “Chilmark House Garden.” A Clearing in the Woods. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2009. pp 17-25 ● “Highland House.” Martha’s Vineyard: Contemporary Living. Ed. Keith Moskow and Robert Linn. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2010. ● The landscaping and gardens of Chilmark House are featured in the book "A Clearing in the Woods: Creating Contemporary Gardens." ● Foley, Roger. "Chilmark House Garden." A Clearing in the Woods. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2009. pp. 17-25. ● An article on Chilmark House appears in the most recent edition of the Southeast Asia & the Gulf edition of Trends magazine. ● Hawkes, Colleen. "On Reflection: Summer Living." Southeast Asia & the Gulf Trends, Volume 25 No 10, 2009, pp. 8-17.