The house at 49 Bailey Park Road in West Tisbury has new owners.
At a groundbreaking ceremony last Saturday, Doug Ruskin, president of Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard, introduced Joe Fragosa Jr., his wife, Jennifer, and their five-year-old daughter, Briana.
Mr. Fragosa, 51, said he and his wife have been looking for a permanent home for seven years. He is an arborist who grew up on the Island. She is a water safety instructor.
The house was recently moved from behind the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank financial offices on State Road in West Tisbury.
The three-bedroom home will be retrofitted, insulated, and rebuilt for a low energy use, with the help of a team of some 100 Habitat volunteers. Work is slated to be complete by the end of the year.
This is the first of three houses that Habitat will build in the Bailey Park neighborhood.
— Mark Alan Lovewell