Up-Over-Between House was designed by Hutker Architects in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The 6,725 square foot home has been elevated off the ground in order to capture the beautiful landscape and waterfront views that were being blocked by the scrub brush, bayberry and oak trees. A tri-level strategy was implemented due to the 24 foot building height regulation that allows only two stories when the lower level is just 18” above the ground. The master suite was located to the East and the Children’s/Guest wing located to the west of the elevated main living areas.
Here is a project description from the architects, “The highly regulated property has a triangle shaped buildable area. The house plan fully fills this footprint along the west edge with the bedroom wing at the north and the pool situated to the south. Moving easterly, the living, dining, sitting and kitchen areas of the house occupy the sweet spot of the lot. The master wing vectors off to the southeast creating differing views and solar orientation for this area while allowing the living areas to be more open to the sweeping southerly views.
The house can be experienced by going up and over the whole house enjoying splendid views from the roof garden and then descending onto the southern terrace. Or, one can walk between the two stone walls to the entry and enjoy the ‘life room’ waterfront view perspective offered by full glass walls spanning between. The kitchen cabinets are designed to float like furniture within the glass and stone living areas. The experience is like being outdoors connected with the land from each and every space.”