Through October 18 – Martha’s Vineyard Showhouse

Through the collaboration of interior designers, landscape architects and other Island trade specialists, the Captain Thomas Mellen House has been transformed into a show case of artistry, craftsmanship and whimsy.  More than 35 Vineyard craftsmen and decorators  transformed each of the rooms to reflect their interpretation of Edgartown’s unique style. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the home and gardens as well as participate in the demonstrations and lectures planned throughout the summer under a tent on the house’s grounds.

The Captain Thomas Mellen House was constructed in 1840 by master builder Ariel Norton and is located in the Historic District of Edgartown. The house features wide board floors and a curving front entrance staircase and was originally configured as a seven-bedroom, two-bath house with more than 2,900 square feet of living space.  The home’s original details have been preserved and enhanced by the creativity of Island designers.

The project is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard, which builds affordable houses for Island families using charitable contributions, volunteer labor and donated materials.
Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is the beneficiary of all tickets sales (Tickets are $20 and $25) and a portion of the sale of the furniture, accessories and artwork through out the house. For more information log on to

Open thru October 18th
10:00am – 4:00pm
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10:00am – 7:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Closed Monday