— What was your inspiration to buy the church and adjoining house?
I bought the property with another person who’s a historic preservationist. The whole thing was kind of an obsession for us. We were trying to resurrect the property from an exterior perspective of preservation but at the same time we wanted to make it contemporary and liveable as a vacation retreat.”
— Vineyard Retreat lounge
— Tell us more about your approach to the renovation of the vacation rental?
At the same time, we also put an amazing stereo system into the church because the acoustics are pretty great in there. We have large TVs and surround sound, so the whole property is a combination of modern pieces and historical elements.”
— Master bedroom
— Tell us a bit about the layout of the vacation home please.
The house has two bedrooms and two full baths. One bedroom and bath is on the first floor, and the upstairs piece of the house is one space. The first floor is open with the living and dining room space and an open kitchen. The other bedroom is off the kitchen.”
— What are some of the services you offer to your vacation guests?
Generally, though, most people come here for the low-key aspect of the island. The idea of Martha’s Vineyard is really a nice community experience.”
— What’s it like to sleep in the church?
— What’s so special about staying there on vacation?
I like that you can be completely self-contained, cook every night onsite, or get in the car and do all the touring on the island. In a way, you have the ability to do two kinds of vacation experiences here.”