Tuesday 7 December 2010

Cottage on Nantucket

Today we are visiting a typical shingle style cottage on Nantucket. Full of light and colours, and details in every room which give it an overall nautical feeling.

White painted Adirondack chairs in the wide front porch which was added to the house.

A schooner painting by William P. Stubbs gets prominent placement in the entry hall.

A whale carving that once hung on the outside of a ’Sconset house dominates the living room with its whitewashed walls. Antique chestnut floors run throughout the house.

The window seat wraps the perimeter of the living room.

Built-in wooden benches line the patio and serve as additional seating for entertaining.

Windsor style chairs surround a reproduction lace-maker’s table in the dining room.

The table has an end drawer for storing linens.

The kitchen’s tiled countertop and green faux-painted cabinets add to the home’s cottage look.

The master bedroom’s open bookshelves hold an array of Nantucket baskets, some of which the homeowner made.

Olive green subway tiles, twin sinks, mirrors and light fixtures in the master bathroom.

The wife's office area is part of the bedroom suite.

Photos: Michael Partenio
All images and information from here.

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  1. Wow! Gorgeous! The wraparound window seats in the living room is perfection. good find!

  2. Nantucket is one of my dream destination spots. That home is simply stunning! Following you : )

  3. Ok this is my favourite ever house you have posted, well a close first to the one with red cane dining chairs & the gorgeous cluttered kitchen. I must go back through a find that house again. I was an all time favourite on your blog.
    Love to you, Niki

  4. I'm totally smitten...Nantucket is one of my favorite places and the charm and character of this house has me sold!!

  5. love the color of those drapes in the living room!

  6. Great American home! One of the loveliest ever. You give us great variety and it's appreciated very much.

  7. Love this house, the colors, the view and that deck is fabulous,so relaxing and inviting.
    Thank you, again, for sharing.

  8. Any idea where the chandelier above the dining table can be purchased?

  9. I'm sorry Pam, but I don't know. Maybe you could go to the site


    they might have a contact address where you could inquire about the chandelier. Hope you find what you are looking for!

  10. Pam I was about to write a comment asking about the chandelier. any luck finding out where its from?


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