An old house built for a Sea Captain in the 1870s once sat on this property in the historic village of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. When it was deemed “unsalvageable,” the owners hired Patrick Ahearn Architects to design a convincing replica to sit in its place.
Take a look and see how the new version of the old house turned out!
A Replica of an Historic Sea Captain’s House in Edgartown
According to an article about the original house in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine:
In a staid neighborhood known for its ubiquitous shutters of near-black “Edgartown green,” the shutters at No. 86 were a lively go-to-hell blue. The High Street façade was so bold as to sport a bay window. It had front entries on two sides, one of which used to be outfitted with one of those Victorian follies – a porch.
“With its distinctive blue shutters, most passersby don’t realize the new house is a replica.”
Blue built-ins and trim in the den echo the blue shutters outside:
There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
“The spirit of the original house has been articulated through a series of interior details that speak to the language of the Greek Revival Farmhouse vernacular, albeit in a more modern interpretation,” the architect says.
“So many people say to us, ‘I’m so glad you saved this house.’ They have no idea it’s new.”
The Kitchen has white cabinets and subway tile:
The new Captain’s House has 3,352 square feet.
A large screened porch and second-story balcony overlook the pool:
“The meticulous use of classical architectural detail brings the history of this house into a modern lifestyle.”
P.S. Visit my New-Old Houses page to see more like this, including this Shingle-Style House: