Deborah T. Colter in HGTV's "Dream Home" 2015

  • 08 Apr 2016
  • Posted by eisenhauer

HGTV’s spectacular 2015 Martha’s Vineyard “dream home” is a fitting reflection of the island’s historic and scenic allure.

Designed by highly regarded Martha’s Vineyard architect Patrick Ahearn, this lovely island cottage comes with all of the expected features of an upscale home—as well as a few unanticipated amenities, including a brand new 2015 GMC Acadia Denali—and $250,000 in cash...

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Elizabeth Eisenhauer first visited the Vineyard with the idea of expanding her stable of artists at her gallery on Block Island.

“I came to the Vineyard originally to look for marine painters,” Ms. Eisenhauer said. “I felt like my collection was strong with still lifes and figurative work and landscapes, but I didn’t have much in the way of marine subjects.”

She returned to Block...

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