Now Open: Faraway Martha’s Vineyard

August 29, 2023

An adaptive reuse at Faraway Martha’s Vineyard presented the opportunity to celebrate this historic property while reimagining it through a unique conceptual lens. With respect to its New England midcentury roots, this renovation added flairs of modernity and luxury using impeccable finishes, eclectic patterns, an earth-tone palette, and custom furnishings. From expanding out the entry façade to the outdoor pathways between amenity areas, this project prioritizes the guest experience beginning at arrival. Workshop/APD’s careful master planning connects each of the existing buildings through landscaped pathways, which guests can follow to their accommodations and the rest of the property. In addition to 75 guest rooms, lobby, snack shack, gym, two restaurants, café, bar, and pool courtyard, all throughout the Faraway campus.

The lobby pulls inspiration from early Georgian libraries, a style associated with historic New England. Incorporating floral displays and eclectic patterns brought the lounge and check-in area to life.

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Check-In Desk

A symmetrical, rectangular facade continues to call back to Georgian design, while the ornate yet distinctly modern fireplace adds a 21st century touch to the period style.

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Guest rooms come in a variety of layouts, each with midcentury-inspired custom furnishings designed exclusively for the Faraway.


A satisfyingly symmetrical pool and gym await guests in the center of the property, easily accessible from each building.

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Pool & Patio