Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Nantucket Island Homes"

We all have our "happy places".  I have two: the lumber yard, and Nantucket Island.  Both of which I have been going to since I was a very small Brian.  I look forward to going to Nantucket every summer, and if I could swing it, that's where my little tv show would take place, 30 miles out to sea.  But alas, we still need to make the show happen, right?   More on that later.
For now, I want to share some Nantucket images, that explain my love for the island.  The architecture and design of the homes and structures on the island are what I feel are the perfect balance of proportion, simplicity, and charm.
The rose covered cottages of 'Sconset.  Simple lines, white trim with weathered cedar shingles...

Look at this beautiful greek revival...giant corner boards, built up facia, and complex door surrounds makes this one of my favs...not to mention the classic "Nantucket Grey" paint contrasting with the bright white trim...

This was Mr. Rogers home "The Crooked House" for so many years before his passing. This picture was taken just a few feet from the home we rented growing up...we often saw him walking to the beach, and even spotted Chef Brockett a few times!

Here is a great, and typical Nantucket home interior.  Crisp white, banged up with blue and grey.  The coffered bead-board ceiling in this photo inspired me to do the same in the office where I sit as I type this.  The mix of antiques and new pieces give this room a true Nantucket feel...

I love this...mahogany newel posts, with bronze sailboat cleats...rope railing, copper ship's lantern, white paneled walls...just great.  

And finally, my favorite part about Nantucket architecture, the "widow's walk".  Perched atop many homes, are 'roof decks' that allow you to digest the whole island in a 360 degree view.

  happy place :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful photographs and explanations. I live in the midwest and East Coast architecture always fascinates me.

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