Before & After: A Trio of Brothers Turn Their Father’s Boatbuilding Workshop Into a Family Retreat

Architect Erin Pellegrino helps the Wisniewski brothers preserve the legacy of their father’s workshop on Martha’s Vineyard.

Architect Chester "Chet" Wisniewski, former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, built a woodworking shop on Martha’s Vineyard in 2001 as a place to build and repair sailboats. After he passed in 2015, his sons John, Tom, and Joe Wisniewski found themselves faced with the decision of what to do with the space. "We knew the shop had maintenance problems, and we knew we needed to do something if we wanted to save the building," says Tom.

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