Breese Architects, Residential Architecture Style


Breese Architects, Residential Architecture Style


From what we see and what we are designing right now ALL of these are “trending up” in residential architecture.

  1. On Chappaquiddick, an island and a part of Edgartown, we are building in an architectural style with a very traditional and vernacular late 19th century sensibility and detailing.
  1. In Concord, additions are under construction in keeping with the Walter Gropius modernism architecture of the 1940s and 50s.
  1. In Aquinnah an all new construction house embodies the very prevalent combination of contemporary and transitional architectural styles. Walls of glass open up living space to panoramic water views while more traditional double hung windows with divided lites grace the bedrooms in this residential architecture project.
  1. Chilmark Pond Residence is traditional shingle style architecture in external appearance with a more contemporary open plan interior.
  1. Great Pond transcends classification of style with a very rustic and yet very modern architecture overall vibe. This residential architecture location uses stone, metal and glass in the exterior shell, and has a timeless “one for the ages” look and feel.

The architecture of your home comes from your unique collaboration with the architect and interior design team. The history and cultural location of the property can have an exciting and appropriate stylistic influence.


As your architect and interior design team, at Breese Architects we want you to be outwardly enthused, and inwardly proud of your incredible new home (loving it inside and out!)

So, while we are happy to focus on the building component called “house” we can already see your custom dining room table and unique swimming pool. In a strictly professional definition we are architects, and as such engineer, design, and detail the exterior shell and the interior layout, flow and orientation of space. And yes, it is Architecture that defines value in an ingenious sensitive response to all aspects of location.

  • Like a beautiful view of the water
  • Like a sloping knoll in a clearing
  • Like a cultural response in an old neighborhood
  • Like a covered bridge or a sturdy dock or human anatomy

ROOF to give shade and shed rain, and hold nothing

FLOOR to provide support, order, and level headedness

WINDOW to remind us to be outdoors and to travel the world

TABLE to share thoughts across and do what a floor does at a more ergonomic height

SEAT to remind us how much we would prefer to stand and admire the design.


At this point, for me in my practice as a residential architect, every location and family brings forth an unavoidably complete vision of home. The burgeoning residence is no more without expressive structural engineering or hidden technology than it is without the dining room table and the pool terrace.

Breese Architects of Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, and Greenport on Eastern Long Island.