Hutker Architects

Sunset Hill

The intent for this Martha’s Vineyard home was to honor the site’s rich history while celebrating its incredible natural beauty. The main house and guest quarters present as geometric volumes that appear to have been pulled apart to create a dynamic series of interior and exterior spaces. Curving, zinc-coated roofs create a series of pods that nestle gently into the hillside. The pods are joined by flat roof connectors clad in a Shou-Sugi Ban finish, reinforcing their quietness and diminutive scale. Inside, a great room is bracketed by two granite boulder walls, which offer a grounding element amidst expansive views of the island’s south shore, Noman’s Island, and the Aquinnah cliffs. A central courtyard with a plunge pool centers outdoor gathering on the views, while the primary suite and guest quarters are designed to maximize connection to the site.