A Bold and Colorful Nantucket Family CompoundText by Maria LaPiana
If you’re the market for a traditional Nantucket family compound—a spacious main house and comfortable guest quarters with classic, white-trimmed exteriors, green lawns, porches, patios, and a gorgeous Gunite saltwater pool, all neatly sited on four plus sheltered acres—this property will check off all your boxes.
Need room, too? There’s plenty (six bedrooms and six baths in 6,671 square feet of living space). And if you’re thinking, “wouldn’t it be fun if the interiors were a little bold and unexpected” … have we got a house for you. To be fair, this home’s “wow factor” has a lot to do with its fearless color palette, decorative finishes, and dramatic details. These include a grand entrance with striking blue-and-white patterned floor, a lacquered “Hermes orange” full bar, custom floor stencil of Nantucket, and deep cobalt blue lacquered library.
The home was constructed in 1994, and it was creatively renovated by renowned Nantucket architects Botticelli and Pohl this year. As open plans go, this has space in all the right places, and smart traffic patterns. The spectacular foyer is at the heart of this home; it opens to several sitting areas, including a 24-x-24-foot step-down great room with 20-foot ceiling, and the aforementioned library (a great room in its own right). Eight sets of French doors open to a stunning covered porch, which is steps away from the pool.
The kitchen is well-appointed, of course, with a marble-top island as its centerpiece; it has easy access to the bar and the open dining room (adorned with custom toile wallpaper). There’s a master suite on the first floor and another on the second floor, a two-bedroom guest house, and separate studio.
The property is listed for $7,495,000 with Jefferey Lee of Lee Real Estate in Nantucket. For more information, visit the property website or call (508) 325-5800.
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