GLASSHOUSE

The Glasshouse on Martha's Vineyard was originally designed by Chester Wisniewski, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, professor at Cooper Union for over two decades, and founder of Davis, Brody and Wisniewski (now Davis, Brody, and Bond).

Renovation and restoration of the structure is a constant process, as maintaining a glass building on the island is no easy task. The result, however, is a beautiful living space that blurs the boundaries between outside and inside.

The layout is rational and functional to maximize utility and the connection to the exterior landscape. All of the private bedrooms open to an interior courtyard; this provides the interior circulation path amongst Japanese maple trees and a screened-in private garden. One makes use of the wrap-around interior and exterior porch frequently, living occurs simultaneously within the house and amongst nature.

Chilmark, Massachusetts

41°20'52.512''N70°45'14.94''W

GLASSHOUSE

Project Type:
Status
Collaborators:
CLIENT:
HOME
Completed 2017
Eric Katon, Tri-Town Woodworking
Ambidextrous Sports
Wisniewski Family
TYPOLOGY:
PRIVATE RESIDENCE
COLLABORATORS:
STATUS:
COMPLETED 2019
Joe Grillo, Wally Gold, Ken Lobdell, Rob Gilbert,
Dave Willis, Kent Healy, Youngjin Yi, Mary Wirtz
In order to maintain the ethos of the property, we took great care in selecting materials and experimenting with different finishes in order to match the character of the space.
It was important to recognize the existing material connections within the space, and incorporate that logic our details in order to seamlessly integrate the kitchen.
Exploring new ways for functional storage and utilizing the kitchen within the space allowed us to create a overhead rack that incorporated many material details, lighting, as well as additional storage.

CONSITANT MATERIALS

CUSTOM STORAGE

CONNECTION DETAILS

HIVE
COFFEE TABLE