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Dear Readers, Spring comes so slowly to Nantucket and it seems as if the cold of winter lasts too long. However, it is the same every year, yet we tend to forget. Once the daffodils push their tender green leaves up through the earth, we somehow feel as if spring has arrived. Then, one morning we see white, glistening snow surrounding these virgin shoots and we know we have “jumped the gun.” We worry that these spring blossoms will not survive the frost. Remember, they are the heartiest of souls and forge on to the end of April and in to May, to bloom brilliantly. I feel spring flowers are the most welcome of all flowers. They touch my soul as they burst forth in gardens and in woodlands. The purple, yellow and white crocuses are the first to be seen. Grape hyacinth, daffodils and tulips follow shortly. It is a breath of spring to see them in pots and window boxes with stems of pussy willows dotted amongst them. Everything is fresh and new, as if the earth has just birthed its firstborn. Nantucket appreciates and celebrates this new birth with our annual Daffodil Festival. Visitors flock to the island, residents participate in the Daffodil Festival by adorning their antique cars with daffodils for the parade to 'Sconset. Merchants decorate their windows and Mother Nature does her thing too, by dotting the island with hoards of daffodils. The Nantucket Garden Club puts forth an incredible flower show with varieties of daffodils submitted by members and island residents alike. To pass down multiple aisles of daffodils, each grouped by color and identified by name, dutifully by the garden club members, one feels as if they are walking down the aisle of a wedding in fairyland. At least I do. Nothing is done in a perfunctory manner when it comes to this springtime festival. The island abounds with yellow and green magic. Moments spent on the island as nature bursts forth in springtime, will make lasting memories. Come, relax and celebrate springtime. You are sure to revisit once you have experienced it! You will go away from this “Grey Lady” far out at sea with a burst of wonderment to carry you into summertime!
Deborah Anderson Publisher
living by the sea
CONTENTS WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE CALENDAR As the island wakes up from a sleepy winter there are some things to do in April and May.
IN FOR A DAFFODIL WEEKEND Take time out for an island getaway. There is so much to do during this special weekend.
DAFFODIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS A guide to everything that is happeing on this special weekend.
’SCONSET TAILGATE IDEAS Need some ideas for this festive party in ’Sconset? We have a few that you might like.
THE SOFT SIDE OF ROOFERS On the island of Nantucket, flower boxes are something of an extreme sport. These unique copper boxes that this roofing company has created will last indefinitely.
NANTUCKET BLUE BOOK OF REAL ESTATE See the “best of the best” brokers and agents to contact for sales and rentals on Nantucket. View some stunning properties that are currently available.
SUNRISES IN MADAKET Renovation of a Madaket cottage, with a re-do a few years later to accommodate a growing family. Unobstructed views over the pond and out to the ocean are brought inside.
ISLAND WEDDINGS Wedding phototographers and vendors have a special touch for creating what couples have dreamed about.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE Take couples in love, add it into a magical island and instantly you have what memories are made of for a lifetime.
ANDERSON PUBLISHING p u b l i s h e r & e d i to r Deborah M. Anderson
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SPRING on nantucket
Events What’s happening now!
Friday - Sunday
Saturday - Sunday
Saturday - Sunday
44th Annual Daffodil Festival Downtown Window Judging by Chamber of Commerce
“Terms of Endearment” Friday and Saturday 6pm, Sunday 3pm Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brook’s screenplay of the Oscar - winning film • Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St. • 508-332-4822 • theatreworkshop.com
44th Annual Daffodil Festival Antique Car Parade: 9:30 am – noon cars will be staged on Main St. in Town. At noon, cars leave Main St. and parade down Centre St. to Broad Street, to South Water St., back up Main St., up Orange St. and then out Milestone Rd. to Main Street ’Sconset for a Tailgate Picnic
noon on Main St. in ’Sconset
44th Annual Daffodil Flower Show Daffodil Show: Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm nantucketgardenclub.org
Show is free of charge
Saturday 2 – 5pm, Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm
Women’s Chorus Concert “Happiness and Hope” 4 – 5:30 pm • St Paul’s Church • 16 Fair St. • 508-228-3352 • nantucketmusiccenter.org
25 - 28
Friday - Monday
Nantucket STAR “Cinco de Mayo” Gala 7 pm • Save the date for the annual S.T.A.R. gala featuring live music by Dalton and the Sheriffs along with a silent Chinese auction and more surprises. Great food and drinks Tickets $30 at the door. • The Chicken Box, 16 Dave St. • 508-325-5276 • nantucketstar.com
22nd Annual Nantucket Wine Festival Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country. and times, see Website for event schedule • nantucketwinefestival.com
47th Annual Figawi Race Weekend Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Over 200 boats and one thousand sailors convene for the Northeast's first major regatta to begin summer. • figawi.com
June 6 - 30
Wednesday - Saturday
“It’s Only A Play” 6pm It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St. • 508-228-4305 • theatreworkshop.com
Dreamcatcher Dinner and Auction An annual fundraiser for PASCON, Palliative and Supportive Care on Nantucket. Tickets on sale April 1st South Beach Rd. • pascon.org/events/dreamcatcher-dinner-and-auction/
4 - 10
Nantucket Restaurant Week
10 - 11
Sam Sylvia Golf Tournament
Monday - Sunday
Sunday - Monday
Nantucket Yacht Club,
Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket's hospitality in many of the island's acclaimed culinary establishments. This spring and fall participating Nantucket restaurants will be offering three to five course dinners from $25 to $48. • nantucketrestaurantweek.com
This special two-day event will kick off with our pairings cocktail party on Sunday, where both a live and silent auction will take place. • The golf tournament will be held Monday morning, followed by an awards luncheon. • Sankaty Head Golf Club, Sankaty Rd., 'Sconset • 508-228-0158
12 - 17
7th Annual Plein Air Nantucket
15 - 17
Nantucket Book Festival
Tuesday - Sunday
Open to all artists who wish to paint in the fresh air and pristine scenery of the island. Plein Air works will hang immediately for sale in the gallery "Wet Walls," and for an extra week after the festival. • Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St. • 508-228-0294 • nantucketarts.org
Friday - Sunday
A multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary resources of Nantucket's past, present and future. Encourages a love of reading and writing among young people, raises funds for literary causes, and promotes Nantucket Island as an oasis and haven for the literary arts. • nantucketbookfestival.org
20 - 25
23rd Annual Nantucket Film Festival
Wednesday - Monday
Nantucket Film Festival has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings, signature programs, and standout hospitality. • Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St. • nantucketfilmfestival.org
View complete events calendar at NantucketOnline.com
DAFFODI L weeke n d
ITâ€™S SPRINGTIME ON NANTUCKET. YOU CAN FEEL THE JOY IN EVERYONE NOW THAT WINTER HAS PASSED. STORES ARE OPENING, PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT AND OF COURSE, WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO DAFFODIL WEEKEND. THE
STREETS AND SHOP WINDOWS COME ALIVE WITH
DECORATIONS FOR THIS WEEKEND. ADORN THE STREET LANTERNS
YELLOW BOWS LINING MAIN STREET,
MAIN IS BURSTING WITH DAFFODILS PLACED BY THE NANTUCKET GARDEN CLUB. THE FOUNTAIN ON LOWER
YELLOW AND GREEN GOODS. WEEKS BEFORE, LOCAL LANDSCAPE COMPANIES FILL WINDOW BOXES WITH DAFFODILS, CROCUSES AND GRAPE HYACINTHS.
COME ENJOY A LONG WEEKEND ON NANTUCKET, STARTING WITH THIS SPECIAL ONE!
Daffodil festival APRIL 27 ~ Friday
8:30 AM HISTORIC MANSIONS OF MAIN STREET AND THE 1746 WINDMILL A 2 MILE, 45 MINUTE, NONSTOP EXERCISE WALK WITH HISTORIC COMMENTARY PAST HISTORIC MANSIONS. MEET AT MAIN AND CENTRE ST., BY BANK STEPS AT 8:45 AM. 508-332-0953 $15 CASH ONLY. 9 AM – 5 PM DAFFODIL FESTIVAL SCAVENGER HUNT LEARN MORE ABOUT NANTUCKET AND HAVE FUN WITH A SCAVENGER HUNT. PICK UP A SCAVENGER HUNT 20 QUESTIONS BROCHURE AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE, UPSTAIRS AT ZERO MAIN STREET. A NANTUCKET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT, 508-228-3643 $10/TEAM. 6 – 8:30 PM THE FLOWER POWER PARTY LAUNCH INTO DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WITH N MAGAZINE AND THE NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. HEAVY HORS D’OEUVRES, FESTIVE LIBATIONS, PHOTO BOOTH AND PRIZE FOR BEST BLOOMING OUTFIT! PURCHASE TICKETS AT NHA.ORG $75 UNTIL MARCH 1, $85 AFTER MARCH 1, $95 AFTER APRIL 1. NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM
APRIL 28 ~ Saturday 9:30 AM – 3 PM ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL WEEKEND ANTIQUE CAR PARADE AND TAILGATE PICNIC VISIT TOWN EARLY TO WATCH THE BEDECKED AND BEDAZZLED VINTAGE CARS LINE UP ON MAIN STREET (DRIVERS ARE OFTEN GARBED IN THEMED COSTUME). CAR STAGING BEGINS AT 9:30 AM. VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE CARS WITH “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” BALLOTS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE AT ZERO MAIN STREET. PARADE STARTS AT 12 PM, FOLLOWING THIS ROUTE: RIGHT ON CENTRE STREET, RIGHT ON BROAD STREET, RIGHT ON SOUTH WATER STREET, AND BACK UP MAIN STREET. CARS CONTINUE LEFT UP ORANGE STREET AND HEAD OUT OF TOWN, AROUND THE ROTARY AND OUT MILESTONE ROAD TO ‘SCONSET. CARS PARK ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. ALL PICNICS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN RIBBONS. 10:30 AM ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S PARADE FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND THEIR FAMILIES. DECORATE YOUR BICYCLE, WAGON, SKATEBOARD, BABY CARRIAGE OR OTHER SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLE WITH A DAFFODIL THEME OR SIMPLY COME DECKED OUT IN YOUR BEST DAFFY GEAR. RIBBONS AWARDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. CHILDREN UNDER 10 SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND ALL CHILDREN ON BICYCLES MUST WEAR A HELMET. STAGING BEGINS AT 10:15 AM. CHILDREN’S BEACH BAND STAND, HARBOR VIEW WAY. 10:45 AM ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL HAT PAGEANT SHOW OFF YOUR CREATIVITY WITH A FESTIVELY DECORATED, DAFFODIL-THEMED HAT (ELEGANT OR GOOFY ... IT ’S ALL GOOD!) AND JOIN THE PAGEANT! OPEN TO MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. RIBBONS AWARDED IN ADULT AND CHILDREN’S CATEGORIES. STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHILDREN’S PARADE. CHILDREN’S BEACH BAND STAND, HARBOR VIEW WAY. 12:30 PM 8TH ANNUAL DAFFY DOG PARADE ALL FRIENDLY AND LEASHED DOGS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! DAFFY COSTUMES AND DECORATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. PRIZES FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE. MUST BE REGISTERED TO WIN. REGISTER FROM 10 AM-12 PM AT THE TABLE AT THE CORNER OF FEDERAL AND MAIN STREETS. PROCEEDS BENEFIT NANTUCKET SAFE HARBOR FOR ANIMALS. PARADE WILL BE HELD AT CHILDREN'S BEACH. SUGGESTED DONATION $5. 1 – 3PM CHILDREN’S BEACH FAMILY PICNIC BRING YOUR PICNIC AND A BLANKET FOR THIS FUN, FREE, IN-TOWN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ’SCONSET TAILGATE PICNIC. LIVE MUSIC. PERFECT FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG KIDS. ROBIN OF RAVEN’S WALK WILL ENTHRALL YOU WITH TALES OF THE PIRATES WHO SAILED NANTUCKET SOUND AND NANPUPPETS WILL DELIGHT ONE AND ALL. CHILDREN’S BEACH, HARBOR VIEW WAY. A NANTUCKET ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT. 1 TO 3PM DAFFODIL FESTIVAL TAILGATE PICNIC SET UP YOUR PICNIC ALONG MAIN STREET, ’SCONSET COMMERCE EVENT.
AND ENJOY THIS CELEBRATION OF SPRING.
A NANTUCKET ISLAND CHAMBER
2 – 5PM 44TH COMMUNITY DAFFODIL FLOWER SHOW (OPENING DAY) APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN DAFFODIL SOCIETY, THIS SHOW IS HELD AT BARTLETT 'S FARM AT 33 BARTLETT FARM ROAD WITH ENTRY CLASSES FOR HORTICULTURE, FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. FREE SHUTTLE FROM GREENHOUND BUILDING ON WASHINGTON STREET TO BARTLETT 'S FARM TODAY ONLY, DURING SHOW HOURS. NANTUCKET GARDEN CLUB. FREE TO THE PUBLIC, DONATIONS WELCOME. 3:30 – 5:30 PM DAFFY APRÉS TAILGATE PARTY AT THE WAUWINET LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, SPECIAL DAFFY SNACK MENU, BOCCE AND CROQUET ON THE WAUWINET LAWN ALONG WITH OYSTERS AND ROSE (WEATHER PERMITTING). TRANSFERS AVAILABLE BETWEEN ’SCONSET VILLAGE AND THE WAUWINET VIA THE WAUWINET COURTESY VAN.
APRIL 29 ~ Sunday 9 AM DAFFODIL 5K RACE THE RACE BEGINS AND ENDS AT CODFISH PARK UNDER THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN 'SCONSET. THE COURSE WINDS THROUGH 'SCONSET VILLAGE, ALONG BAXTER ROAD AND THE 'SCONSET BLUFF. NANTUCKET TRIATHLON CLUB $30 ADULTS; $20 FOR AGE 18 AND YOUNGER. 10 AM – 4:30 PM ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAFFODIL FLOWER SHOW THE 44TH COMMUNITY ANNUAL DAFFODIL SHOW APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN DAFFODIL SOCIETY HELD AT BARTLETTS FARM AT 33 BARTLETT FARM ROAD. THERE ARE ENTRY CLASSES FOR HORTICULTURE, FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. NANTUCKET GARDEN CLUB. FREE TO THE PUBLIC, DONATIONS WELCOME.
SPRITZ OF SPRING
This festive Champagne cocktail is simple, fun and sophisticated. If you don't have a bottle of St-Germain, a tasty elderflower liqueur, already on your bar, now's the time to add one. Choose your bubbles (champagne or Prosecco) to clink in springtime.
2 ounces elderflower liqueur, preferably St-Germain 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice 8 ounces chilled champagne or Prosecco 2 ounces lemonade 1 sprig lavender slice of fresh lemon
Put all ingredients together in a pitcher and pour into a Champagne flute or a mason jar with ice. If using a mason jar decorate with a daffodil tucked into end of a straw in the drink.
DEVILED EGGS WITH A TWIST Ingredients:
Beet Coloring Liquid: 2 cups beet juice 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon brown sugar Deviled Egg Spices: mayonnaise mustard (dry or wet) salt and pepper chives
Hard-boil eggs. Chill. Remove eggshells.
Mix all the beet coloring ingredients together. Boil for 1 minute.
Add eggs so that they are totally covered. Leave in solution for 8 hours. Eggs will then have a purple hue to the egg white.
Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks into a medium bowl and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard (dry or wet), salt, pepper and mix well. Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Top with minced chives.
The Soft Side of Roofers by Rebecca Nimerfroh
n the island of Nantucket, flower boxes are something of an extreme sport. Whatever the time of year may
be, a casual walk around town will provide one with a front row seat to the meticulous and fabulous handiwork of
our communityâ€™s florists, whether it be with yellow daffodils for spring, layers of red, white and blue in the peak of the summer, or lush, heavy greens for the enchanting Christmas stroll. One thing is always for certain, however; for an island made up of gray-shingled homes, there certainly is plenty of color â€Ś and now because of Nantucket roofer James Lydon, there is soon to be even more.
“THEY’LL BE AROUND A LONG TIME.” Having worked as a roofer since he graduated high school, Lydon has established himself on Nantucket as a seasoned professional among the local building community. Specializing in roofs made of slate, copper or wood, the Scituate-born New Englander has been building roofs over Nantucketers’ heads since he first came to the island in 1984. However, it was only fairly recently that Lydon took a look around his workshop, taking inventory of the many sheets of copper stacked on his shelves, and came up with an idea for an alternate use. Never the idle worker, he worked with his longtime friend Chris Cazeault (a fourth generation roofer in Hingham, MA) to learn how to create these copper flower boxes. James uses the same antique, industrial machines as he does for his copper roofs, gutters and flashing. Hence, Nantucket Flower Box Company was born. “Doing roofing, it’s not often I step back and look at a roof and think to myself, ‘That roof looks great and impressive,’ because we’ve done so many of them. But these flower boxes are just a nice product.” Lydon shows me a sample box he has constructed. “It would be nice to see them around town,” he says with a smile. “They’ll be around a long time.” Lydon explains that traditional flower boxes are wooden and prone to rot, but these copper boxes he has created will last indefinitely. Additionally, each box is constructed so that extra water can be stored in the bottom of the box, safely away from the plants, making ease of watering come those busy summer months. Additionally, unlike traditional flower boxes, Lydon says that his copper boxes can be left outside all year long; he simply stores his own in his yard, turned upside-down. Lydon also explains that a reconfiguration of how copper was made in the last 20 years means that these boxes will not turn green with patina – but they will get a rich shade of brown. “On a snowy day when it’s 10 degrees and windy, we come into the shop and make eight or nine flower boxes,” Lydon smiles, standing before two huge, steel machines. Lydon shows how one cuts the copper and how the other bends it. Once all the pieces are cut, the box is formed by soldering the pieces together. Images of flying sparks come to mind, but again this process is antiquated as well, with Lydon using an oldfashioned soldering prong that gets heated by being placed on an open flame provided by a massive burner, the flame itself lit by a steel flint spark. Although Lydon doesn’t mind the hands-on process (he admits he admires the $70,000 computerized machines that do the same thing with no margin of human error), it is clear he does not mind it one bit. In fact, it is a family affair. “My son Chris is just a whiz with the copper,” Lydon says, referring to his 34-year old son who started working with him when he was just 12 years old. “And it gives us something to do on a rainy day!” While Lydon’s copper flower boxes can now be seen on display in the garden section of Bartlett’s Farm or can be ordered by calling James Lydon, Sons & Daughters Roofing & Siding at (508) 221-1333. Our standard-size flower boxes take a 36”insert and start at $275, but custom sizes are additionally available and can be made to fit any insert. Says Lydon, standing beside his shiny creation, “I think they just really make a house. I know I love having them at my home.”
NANTUCKET FLOWER BOX COMPANY ~ BORN TO SHOWCASE MOTHER NATURE.
Nantucket Blue Book
Real Estate B rok er s Ag en ts
P ro p er t ies 41
the best of the best . . .
our Bedrooms, four and a half baths. 4634 square feet,1.84 acre lot. Swimming pool and detached two car garage with studio
above. Property extends to mean high tide mark.
Direct beach access via staircase. Four fireplaces. Gourmet kitchen. Formal and family living areas, formal dining and study. Gym. Wine cellar. Automated propane generator. Catering kitchen. Large front and back decks. Fenced back yard. Wooden walkways through the dunes. Fenced kitchen garden. Outdoor dining areas. Sweeping ocean views. 119 Eel Point Road $11,950,000.
Gary Winn, Broker at Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty 37 Main Street • 508.330.3069 • email@example.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.
living on the
his 10 acre property is a short distance from north shore beaches, Main Street,
and the Madaket bike path. Surrounded by 20 acres of lush conservation land, the house is luxurious in comfort and design, the first portion of which was completed in 2012, with an additional 6000 sf completed in 2016. Vaulted ceilings and oversized rooms offer multi-functional and abundant living space, while all 6 bedrooms are complete with marble fixture en suite baths. An attached horse barn with 8 stalls, complete with tack room and full bath offer convenience for equestrian enthusiasts, while two oversized garages offer a plentitude of parking and storage. CLIFF - SPECTACULAR, IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED, NEARLY 10 ACRE ESTATE $9,875,000.
Gary Winn, Broker at Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty 37 Main Street • 508.330.3069 • firstname.lastname@example.org Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.
elcome to newly renovated Third Wish. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere here, in this home, which has recently been redesigned. This home is conveniently located on the edge of Siasconset Village. A large light-filled dining and sitting room with French doors leads to a yard with lush gardens. Off the large gourmet custom kitchen, you enjoy an oversized living room with counter, card table, fireplace and plenty of seating. The living room offers plenty of all day sun from the wrap around of windows and access to the deck through French doors. The deck is oversized, leaving plenty of room for outdoor enjoyment, dining and lounging while watching the sunset. A half bath is located just off the living room with easy access from the back deck. The staircase arrives to a second floor landing with cathedral ceilings. The second floor landing loft enjoys plenty of light from the large windows with a desk and chair.
The master bedroom is light and bright with soaring ceilings with views of the ocean. Master bath complete with double sink, large walk-in shower and soaking tub. Additional guest rooms include: one with full bath with shower, two others share a hall bath and a queen guest bedroom is en-suite. The bunk room has a beautiful full over full bunk bed and single day bed. This is a great room for kids or overflow of guests. Guest Queen bedroom overlooks the back deck and has amazing sunset views. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, 1 King, 2 Queens, 2 Doubles (double bunk beds), 1 twin (daybed). 2 Jennifer Lane, Siasconset Summer 2018 $10,000. - $14,000. /week Off-season 2018/19 $9,000. - $10,000. /week
’Sconset stay awhile
A n g e l C o n r a d Fr a z i e r a t N a n t u c k e t R e a l t y A d v i s o r s 15 North Beach Street, 2A • 1.508.367.9557 • email@example.com
unique and rare opportunity is now available in the highly sought after Galley Beach neighborhood. In close proximity
to the Cliffside Beach Club and Lincoln Circle, the developer collaborated with Nantucket’s premier architect, Emeritus Development, and designer, Elisa H. Allen Design, to create a legacy compound that takes advantage of the property’s sweeping ocean views over Galley Beach and Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy the breathtaking first floor views of ferries and yachts entering the harbor as the Galley beach umbrellas gently blow in the breeze. No facet has been overlooked. Only the highest quality materials and expert craftsmanship were employed in developing this well planned estate. The historic main house has been re-sited on a new foundation and is completely renovated from top to bottom creating a stunning 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home on 3 levels. The addition of a new 1 bedroom Guest Cottage/ Pool Cabana compliments the gorgeous, private outdoor entertaining area that includes a heated Gunite swimming pool surrounded by mahogany decking. The estate offers contemporary and functional indoor and outdoor living areas for family and friends to enjoy and create special memories. Don’t miss the opportunity to provide your personal decorating touch to make this the home of your dreams. 38 Jefferson Avenue
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photos by Jeff Allen
architecture by William McGuire and Stephen Theroux of Nantucket Architecture Group
construction by Daily Construction landscape by `Sconset Gardner
aving a second home on Nantucket is a luxury, one that this family has enjoyed since the 1970s. However, in 2010 they needed to downsize and their son, Zachary Gut, saw that it was a good time to enter the market as a first time home buyer. As lead house hunter, Zach began a search for a new property with potential and fell in love with a neglected, little, beach cottage in Madaket. With stunning private views of the Atlantic Ocean over the pond and a small dock tumbled aside in the reeds, the property immediately felt like a hidden gem, but the 1970s shack needed major work ... the family turned to Nantucket Architecture Group for advice. 57
the outside comes in A
fter receiving word, from their son on a house that might
suit their needs, they all flew to Nantucket on a cloudy, cold, mid-March day to check it out. While the views were indeed
spectacular, this dream cottage needed a major upgrade and make-over. Enter Nantucket Architect Group with whom the family had worked with before on another property. They gave architect Stephen Theroux their thoughts. The family wanted to open the cottage to the outdoors, to the water and sunshine, while maintaining the integrity and charm of old Madaket. The other plans included installing windows where there weren't any, getting rid of sliding doors and replacing them with French doors to take advantage of the unobstructed views and replace the outside decks with hardwood. Inside, the mindset was to get rid of the tile floor, install oak throughout the cottage and paint them a fog gray. Open up the ceiling in one of the bedrooms to mimic the cathedral ceilings in some of the other rooms accenting the structural elements and hardware. Paint everything white. Decorate and furnish with simplicity in mind. No clutter. Redo all the bathrooms. Put in new appliances in the kitchen would make a huge impact. Then, on to the outside grounds, with a plan, to bring in Marty McGowan from â€˜Sconset Gardener. Once all the work was completed, it became the perfect family cottage for the Gut family - parents, their son and his soon-tobe wife. Life changes and so must your original plans. What once was the perfect little cottage, now needed to accommodate a young family and baby who loved coming to the island every weekend. Then, there were the friends who found their way to Nantucket every summer. Back to the drawing board for Nantucket Architecture Group, Frank Daily of Daily Construction and Marty McGowan of â€™Sconset Gardener. It was important to the family that the second renovation maintains the character of a Madaket cottage on the beach while respecting the wetland restrictions. Expanding laterally was the only solution. The redo vision never veered far from the original concept: â€œElegant simplicity indoors and out was a must, with the ocean
Above: The kitchen, dining and small sitting area all enjoy an expansive view through a glass wall of doors. There is also plenty of room to relax in the large adjoining family/TV room. An existing bedroom and bath were reconfigured to add additional family room space. Opposite Page: By removing an existing wall, open space was created for todayâ€™s lifestyle. Below: The dining room faces south with its view across the pond and to the ocean.
Above: Existing master bedroom with floating nightstands takes in the western sunset. Opposite Page Top: In this bedroom, painted wood trusses mimic that of the existing residence. Opposite Page Bottom: A Carrara marble â€œhis and herâ€? vanity top with a teak base, create a beautiful focal point in the bathroom.
and pond views being the main attraction,” said the owner. The relatively small footprint demanded a consistent use of materials and furnishing throughout. Ultimately, the goal was that “the cottage had to be livable for adults and entertaining and must also welcome children running around,” she emphasized. The final result of the second renovation appears to have been simplistic. However it took many hours of creative thinking and compromises by all parties involved. Walls came down and ceilings were opened up. Common living space expanded, dining space was enhanced. A bathroom with a tub designed for the baby, an ensuite bathroom in the guest room and a new powder room added. Floors in the new wing carried the same gray painted look of the old floors. The old garden shed got its own cathedral ceiling and French door, which opens to the ocean letting ocean breezes come in. New outdoor living space was added, all the time respecting the natural beauty of the location. Marty designed a contemporized allée that leads to an expansive, natural, Nantucket view towards the ocean. Again, they had their perfect cottage.
two renovations for family unity
Top: A new bedroom and bath addition was added when the son and his wife gave birth to the first grandchild. Opposite Page Top: An existing garden shed received a face-lift and a contemporary outdoor shower. Right: Spaced cedar boards provide privacy while allowing the air to flow through. Bottom: The new addition takes in the eastern rising sun.
Rebecca Love Photography
Rebecca Love Photography
Rebecca Love Photography
dreams DO come TRUE
NA N T U CK E T
wedding is, first and foremost, a celebration of love between two people. For some, it means a simple ceremony with a Justice of the Peace and a few loved ones in attendance. For others, it
involves an elaborate ceremony and reception. However, no matter where you fall on the wedding spectrum in terms of your personal desires, you’ll want to make sure that the event is memorable for you and your guests. And there is no better place in the world to create lasting memories you’ll cherish forever than right here on Nantucket. While Nantucket can occasionally present some challenges for travel, the reward is more than worth the effort. Whether you want a simple ceremony on the beach or a traditional church wedding bursting with flowers, Nantucket has a venue to fit. And the same is true for both rehearsal dinner and reception sites. Whether you’re after a casual buffet, a formal seated dinner, or something in between, the number and variety of options available to you on Nantucket will ensure that you get the exact level of formality – not to mention amazing culinary experience – that you’re after. Think of your guest list, too. How many people who you’re planning to invite to your wedding have always wanted to visit Nantucket, but just needed an excuse to go? There’s no better reason in the world than to witness your “I Do’s” to make a special trip. In addition to having the honor of attending your wedding, your guests will also be treated to an amazing vacation on one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations. World-class shopping, dining, sightseeing, and other activities abound on Nantucket. So when they’re not otherwise occupied celebrating you and your beloved, your guests can indulge their own pleasures in an idyllic setting. Speaking of excuses to visit the island, did someone mention anniversaries? After the wedding when you’re back home together, you and your new spouse will be able to recall fondly the amazing experience that your wedding was for both you and your guests. However, that’s not all. Once you’ve had the special experience of being married on this island, it’s forever in your blood, and you’ll want to come back year after year to re-capture the magic that made your wedding day the unforgettable event that it was. Relive those memories year after year by returning to your favorite restaurant and staying in your favorite inn. Take it from someone who’s been to more than his fair share of weddings on Nantucket (including his own): Nantucket is simply the best place for a wedding anywhere in the world. Your guests will leave with the fondest of memories of their time on the island, and the day will live in your heart forever. It is a magical place to celebrate the most important day of your life.
June 17 Ben & Kristie Ferrantella
Photos by Rebecca Love Photography
June 26 Damian & Kristy Grace
Photos by Rebecca Love Photography
June 18 Lindsey & Angelina Knapp
Photos by Katie Kaizer Photography
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