Sneak Peek: Nautical and Nice

May 19, 2011

By Sorae Lee

Robert Hay and Kathleen Hay’s top-to-bottom renovation of a small Nantucket house puts the bottom on the top. The Hays converted the second-floor master bedroom into a kitchen so that the whole family could enjoy the adjoining deck space and surrounding views; the first floor now consists of two bedrooms that open onto the lawn. The whole house carries the feeling of being on a ship, with porthole mirrors on the walls and a set of ship’s stairs connecting the three floors. After the renovations were completed, the family decided to christen the house “Ship Shape.†To see more of this house, be sure to pick up the summer 2011 issue of New England Home’s Cape & Islands!

Photos by Michael Partenio