Vineyard Folk

Creative People and Places of Martha's Vineyard


A stunning look inside the gorgeous homes and creative spaces of Martha’s Vineyard, capturing the true soul of Vineyard life and the artisans that live there


ISBN: 9781419763816 Category:

Tamara Weiss, Amanda Benchley


While the Hamptons has stolen all the attention as the chic summer spot, a secret society of tastemakers and creatives have chosen the lower-key island of Martha’s Vineyard to hone their crafts and make their homes. The low-key, picturesque island just six miles off the coast of Cape Cod has a long history as a geographical muse for artists and writers: Lillian Hellman and William Styron wrote while overlooking the Vineyard Haven harbor, and Thomas Hart Benton painted the winding roads of what is known as “Up-island” more than 100 years ago.

Vineyard Folk reveals how a new generation continues to build on these creative legacies, resulting in homes as unique and diverse as their creators. Directly informed by their personalities and the varied island landscapes, the result is a mix of weathered, sea-side ambience, cutting-edge design, and New England tradition. From modern glass houses overlooking the red cliffs of Aquinnah and jewel-box fishing cottages in Menemsha to rambling farmhouses behind Chilmark’s hand-built stone walls, the candy-colored Victorians of Oak Bluff’s historical African American community, and stately 19th-century whaling Captain mansions in Edgartown, all the homes have stories to tell and inspiration to share.

Additional information

Weight 1220 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 28.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 3 August 2023
Number of pages 276
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Carly Simon
Dimensions 22.1 x 28.3 cm
Weight 1220 g


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Tamara Weiss lives on Martha’s Vineyard. She is a film producer and interior designer and the author of the Potluck at Midnight Farm cookbook, named after the home store she owned with Carly Simon, her partner. Besides her documentary film, Born into the Gig, she has a number of film and television projects under development. All of her projects derive from her creative life on Martha’s Vineyard and the artistic community who live there.
Amanda Benchley is an experienced arts and design journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Galerie, and Introspective Magazine. She is the author of Artists Living with Art; Our Shoes, Our Selves; and Open Studio.