The Village of Distant Island has been in the same family since 1946. Originally purchased after World War II for its farming value, the soils Distant Island produced lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and then pine trees for over 30 years. In 1975, Robert Marvin, one of America’s foremost landscape architects, was commissioned to create a plan that is timeless in its elegant simplicity following Distant Island's unique shape.
The great grandchildren of its post-World War II owners still ride bicycles on the streets that Mr. Marvin conceived over 40 years ago. Over one hundred, other families, some new, some old, also call the Village of Distant Island home.