Martha’s Vineyard: Before and After

Satellite Images (Courtesy of Google Earth) reveal a quickly changing landscape on Martha’s Vineyard


A modest home replaced by a mega-mansion

(Above) Bottom photo courtesy of Whit Griswold, top is a video still by Thomas Bena

(Above) Satellite images of the property, provided by Google Earth


A converted barn torn down and replaced by a mansion

(Above) The converted barn (top) was torn down and replaced by a mansion (below)

(Above) Satellite images of the property, provided by Google Earth


 A scatter chart showing single-family home living area in relation to lot size

A scatter chart showing single-family home living area in relation to lot size

This scatter chart from 2012 proves that the majority of houses in the town of Chilmark are well under 4,000 square feet. It helped to show that the character of the town was not defined by extra-large houses, and the citizens wanted to keep it that way.