New England Living TV: Season 2, Episode 13, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

In Episode 13 of Season 2, we leave the mainland for Martha’s Vineyard. Peter and Caitlin Rosbeck’s Federal Colonial was designed by architect Patrick Ahearn and built by Peter and his team at Rosbeck Builders. The home is located in the historic district of Edgartown.

Peter and Ahearn have worked together on 30 houses; however, this project was special as it was the first time Peter built a house for himself and his family. Each home designed by Ahearn has a story, and he designed the Rosbeck’s to resemble a captain’s house and to look as if it had been added on to over time. “From the street, there’s a hierarchy of structures,” he says, which allows the house to really blend into its surroundings in historic Edgartown.

After the home tour, Peter and Caitlin take Parker to visit Bad Martha’s Farmer’s Brewery on Upper Main Street in Edgartown. It’s one of their favorite places to visit, catch up with friends, and relax over a locally produced brew. The barn that houses the taproom was another Ahearn project.

Parker then meets chef Kevin Crowell of Detente in downtown Edgartown. They tour the island and visit his go-to farms and fishermen, such as North Tabor Farm for fresh organic vegetables, Martha’s Vineyard Mycological for shiitake mushrooms, Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt for eggs and varied flavored salts, and Minemsha Fish House for black bass, which was part of the evening’s dinner menu.

Back at the house, guests arrive and chef and Parker pull together a fabulous assortment of dishes. The episode ends with a group cheers for life in New England on Martha’s Vineyard.

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