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August 28, 2015
These tiny islands off the coasts of Massachusetts, Long Island, Connecticut, and Maine make breezy escapes during the dog days of summer.
Fishers Island prefab exterior portrait

Resolution: 4 Architecture designed an unconventional modular home on Fishers Island with warm cedar siding and white windows as a nod to the regional New England vernacular.

 

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Originally appeared in The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
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Midcentury designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land.

 

Originally appeared in 10 Modern Gables
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Massachusetts house of Toshiko Mori with modern wood and steel facade

This Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.

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Originally appeared in Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
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Island Residence Indoor/Outdoor Dining Area

Emerging gracefully from an overgrown meadow on Chappaquiddick Island near Edgartown, Massachusetts, a family vacation home by Peter Rose + Partners is bound to the local flora and fauna through smart design decisions. When presented with the project, principal Matthew Snyder says he set out to create a serene place for the active family of five to “experience an extraordinary environment, be held comfortably, and then move out of the way to allow the environment to be experienced directly.”

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Originally appeared in New England Vacation Home Emphasizes Island Breeze and Spectacular Views
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Shelter Island vacation home exterior

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan collaborated with New Haven, Connecticut, firm Gray Organschi on their midcentury-inspired Shelter Island vacation home.

 

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Originally appeared in Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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Exterior view of modern cottage in Maine

On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built a green getaway.

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Originally appeared in A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway
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The cottage appears to hover over Shelter Island, cantilevered on all sides on top of a foundation of spread concrete footings above a slight, rolling berm on three-quarters of an acre. Courtesy <a href="http://architectsandartisans.com/">Architects and A

Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking Long Island Sound.  “There's lots of napping, and big dinners on the teak tables out on the porch.”

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Fishers Island prefab exterior portrait

Resolution: 4 Architecture designed an unconventional modular home on Fishers Island with warm cedar siding and white windows as a nod to the regional New England vernacular.

 

Photo by Matthew Williams.

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