Post & Dream
Reprinted from Cape Cod & Island Homes, 2006 Holiday Issue
Inside this timber-frame home in West Tisbury, life is sweet.
In the finished basement of his impressive Davis Frame timber frame home in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, Paul McDonald reaches into a storage area, sorting through the dusty residue of cinderblock, and pulls out a brass ring. "It's from the Flying Horses," he says, referring to Oak Bluffs National Historic Landmark, the nation's oldest continuously operating carousel. The brass ring, in so many ways, symbolizes McDonald's idyllic life on the Vineyard and the rock-solid, country-style home that holds it all together. At 43, the veteran lobsterman has grabbed the brass ring indeed. "It's worked out pretty sweet," he acknowledges.
First came love-Paul met his wife Karen on the ski slopes of Sun Valley, Idaho. Then came marriage, the baby carriage (twice), and the dream of planting roots on the Vineyard. McDonald, who grew up in Braintree in a family of nine boys and two girls, summered on the Vineyard throughout high school and college, operating a successful lobster business for six years before heading west to ski. Also a natural handyman, McDonald worked with his brother in Marshfield, and later out west, assembling post and beam barn homes. It was no surprise when he and Karen ventured back to the Vineyard dreaming of a timber frame of their own in peaceful West Tisbury. They purchased almost two acres on the lip of the pastoral Sheriff's Meadow preserve, and began to plan the house of their dreams. McDonald's goal at the time: complete the project in one year, from CAD drawings to open house..........click here for the rest of the article.
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