Family homes mean great big kitchens to me, and I was drawn to this Nantucket home immediately when I saw it in Traditional Home magazine. It was the kitchen that drew me in. Nestled in the middle as one flowing seamless area from the dining room to the family room, the dark wood centre island, the white cabinets and the green china cabinet all create a cozy and inviting space, just the kind you would want to invite your family and friends to hang out in. I can see people chatting in the kitchen nursing their glasses of wine whilst others kick back in the family room watching sport or listening to music. The upstairs is more formal and elegant in a black and white colour scheme whilst the many porches complete this relaxed seaside home. I believe the family uses this as their holiday home, but I would be completely happy with this being my main residence!
The house is traditional Nantucket grey shingle and there’s a path leading from the garden directly to the beach. A sunny conservatory shields from bad weather.
The family room is warm and unfussy. A big fireplace dominates the room and serves as a quite a fabulous television stand. I love the industrial kitchen ceiling pendants from urbanarchaeology.com.
Soft and warm colours dominate the living area. The stairs lead to upstairs that has a more formal sitting room and bedrooms.
The dining area seats 12 people and is open to the family room. The open window to the kitchen adds to the feeling of space.
Office/study which continues the muted elegance of the rest of the house. Nautical theme of the house is highlighted with accessories like the big storm lantern on the writing desk.
The master bath has an elegant old-fashioned style tub and the master bedroom’s focal point is the ornate four-poster bed. Sitting room follows the nautical elements with boat patterned fabrics.
Image source: Traditional Home