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Stephanie House

Martha's Vineyard  USA

The clients’ love of nautical imagery inspired this 5,500 SF house that sits on an inlet on Martha’s Vineyard. The overall organization of the building is based on a series of three long bar-shaped structures supported by columns. Like wharves or piers in a harbor, they extend into the landscape. A series of vessel-shaped buildings are attached to these pier-like structures. Each vessel has a different size, orientation, and shape, dictated by the program needs. The largest of these vessels is the living/dining room, which is oriented parallel to the water and whose roof takes on the character of an up-turned ship’s hull. The profile of the hull’s spine narrows in a graceful arc down to a series of giant concrete piers that carry the structure. The details and joinery strongly reflect the craft of boat building.