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Nantucket Music Festival’s

On Guard with Olympic Fencer

Jed Dupree



Garden Guru

Russ Morash Broadway Bound

Chelsea Remick

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Gary Winn, Broker 508.330.3069 Polpis $13,750,000

Monomoy $12,500,000

West of Town $9,875,000

Monomoy $7,500,000

Polpis $4,995,000

Madaket $2,795,000

Sconset $9,995,000

Sconset $1,795,000

Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty | 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Craig Hawkins Broker 508-228-1881, ext. 119

Bernadette Maglione 37 Main Street, Nantucket Island, MA 02554

Broker 508-228-1881, ext. 203

TOWN Just totally restored and perfect in every way. Three finished floors, 7BR/6.5 baths done in Carrera marble, new kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, big family room, beautiful yard, off street parking. Original moldings, trim, floors, beams, paneling intact. An absolute must see property!

SHAWKEMO The quality and finish work throughout this property is exceptional and absolutely must be seen to be appreciated. This incredible main dwelling offers several living areas and views out over butting conservation land. This is an extraordinary execution of a brilliant design.

CLIFF Beautifully restored 1747 antique home on desirable Cliff Road, a five minute walk into town. Many original features including four fireplaces, wide pine flooring, moldings and raised paneling. Magnificent, private yard and gardens, and covered dining patio. Wonderful views of Sound from roof walk.

TOWN The George C. Gardner House - one of the premier properties in the town of Nantucket. Over a half acre of magnificent gardens and landscaping. Restored in 2004-05 maintaining its historical integrity and original moldings, finishes, ornamental trim, replacing plumbing, electrical and new systems.





TOWN Renovated antique with large back yard and beautiful landscaping. Three finished floors plus basement. Wonderful floor plan for families and large groups. Bright kitchen with French doors leading to patio and yard. Two off-street parking spaces. $3,875,000

CLIFF Thoughtfully renovated Cliff Road property just steps to the Beach and Town. Six bedroom home with attached studio and a garage. New cedar roof, new storm windows, renovated bathrooms, and upscale furniture. Offered completely turn-key.

TOWN Comfortable 4 BR home with nice yard and offstreet parking. Owned by the great grandson of original owner/builder and has always been in the same family. Generous size rooms, high ceilings and original details. Excellent rental history.

TOM NEVERS Private, three acre compound featuring a new, spacious four bedroom home, two bedroom cottage and third building, a two car garage with studio above. Both the main house and guest house have full basements with high ceilings.




WAUWINET Three acres of privacy and wonderful views of Polpis Harbor. Well-built four bedroom house with covered porches and decks plus a garage with a two bedroom apartment with views. Less than 1.5 miles to the public beach access and parking at Polpis Harbor.

SCONSET An incredibly unique offering of over a half acre with a 4 BR fully furnished main house along with a two car garage - guest apartment above for family and friends. 1/4 mile to the ‘Sconset Casino in the heart of the village. Expansion capabilities.

SURFSIDE Large custom home in Surfside with a private path out to the beach and views out to the South Shore. Built on 2.78 very private acres. The perfect beach house for a large family or entertaining. Extremely private location. Original owner, never rented.

SHAWKEMO Sweeping, 180 degree views spanning from Nantucket Town to the Harbor, Coatue, Pocomo and Great Point. Well built 4 BR home with a wrap around deck, full basement and attached garage. Lot is approved for a second dwelling.





TOWN Large, totally restored barn. 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, three finished floors, custom kitchen with Sub Zero, granite counters, etc. Large rooms throughout. Two patios, yard, garage and off street parking.

CLIFF Appealing home on quiet stone lane off Cliff Road. Open floor plan with bright, modern feel. First floor BR, full bath, wrap-around covered porch, stone stack walls, landscaped yard. Lot is almost double the size required in R-1 zoning.

TOWN Renovated five bedroom, five and 1/2 bath home on Fair Street with original historic details throughout the house. Pine floors, chair rails and original doors are still intact. There is parking for one car with entryway off of parking area.

TOWN 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home in the Old Historic District. Large deck and gardens compliment the interior living spaces. Top end kitchen appliances, marble counter tops, surround sound system, A/C, central vac., two fireplaces and custom built-ins and molding throughout the home. Move-in condition.





Town $4,795,000

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Bring the Seaside Inside


Eco-Elegant interiors by Dujardin Design. Creating rooms as crisp and natural as the ocean breeze that inspires them. Trudy Dujardin, ASID, LEED Accredited Professional +ID + C

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Town - Country Living on Main Street

5 bedroom, 3 bath antique home situated on a half acre of land overlooking Quarter Mile Hill. Property has Planning Board approval for a 2 lot subdivision. A wonderful opportunity to create an exquisite estate. $4,600,000

Quidnet - Exceptional Nantucket Estate Property on Private 4 Acres

The Main House and Cottage offer 9 bedrooms, numerous living areas and abundant lawns for leisure activities. Surrounded by Conservation Land with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sankaty Head Light and Nantucket’s Eastern Shore. $2,995,000

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West End Waterfront

This charming 3 bedroom cottage has calm water frontage, moorings, a sandy beach and unparalleled sunsets! Detached garage with studio as well as approval for a 4 bedroom septic system. A quintessential Nantucket setting that rarely becomes available! $2,885,000

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A Very Rare Offering: One of Nantucket’s premier properties,“Long Hill,” is perched majestically at the crest of historic upper Orange Street and enjoys expansive, panoramic views of the Harbor, Coatue and town.The beautifully landscaped grounds include a formal English garden with brick walkway rimmed by manicured boxwood, lovely rose gardens, specimen trees, a two-car garage and a towering privet hedge which surrounds the entire estate. NOTE:There is a separate building lot on the property that is included in the sale. $18,975,000


Gary Winn, Broker | 508.330.3069 | 37 Main St, Nantucket, MA 02554 | Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

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This exceptional Sconset waterfront property with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean offers a four bedroom main house, pool, outdoor fireplace, 2 car garage, studio with kitchen and lovely front and back yards. Enjoy summer mornings sitting underneath one of the many covered porches or an afternoon swim. This is the perfect home for entertaining, family time and summer living at its best!


Jeff Lee 508.648.6987 and Jeanne Hicks 508.680.6587 10 South Beach Street | Nantucket, MA 02554 | 508.325.5800 |

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Exceptional Properties. Outstanding Service.

BROOKLINE Stunning brick residence set steps from Fenway Park, featuring period details, paneled walls, 4 bedrooms, chefs kitchen with breakfast room, billiard room, bar, and gym. $3,290,000

NEWTON Elegant French Country style residence offering 16

BROOKLINE Impressive Contemporary home set on 1+ acres


in Country Club area featuring an open, 2-story floor plan, multiple levels, 5 bedrooms, pool, tennis court, and 2 garages. $3,550,000

rooms, 5+ bedrooms, wine room, chefs kitchen, huge media room, studio/gym, radiant heat, Sonos audio, and 3-car garage. $3,900,000

Classically styled with handsome period detail and millwork, this 17 room Brookline Estate area residence features 8 bedrooms, 5 and 1/2 baths overlooking majestic grounds $3,880,000

Deborah M. Gordon 617.974.0404 Premier Associate Luxury Property Specialist

BROOKLINE Authentic, 1898 shingle style home in convenient

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area offering 3 floors, rich period details, 17 rooms, 6 en suite bedrooms, 7 fireplaces, updated kitchen, and game room. $2,400,000

Jayne Bennett Friedberg 617.899.2111 Premier Associate Luxury Property Specialist

CHESTNUT HILL Overlooking conservation land, this 5 bedroom masterpiece of luxurious quality features dramatic millwork, notable appointments & craftsmanship, 4 car garage. $4,195,000

© 2014 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. This information was supplied by Seller and/or other sources. Broker believes this information to be correct but has not verified this information and assumes no legal responsibility for its accuracy. Buyers should investigate these issues to their own satisfaction. If your property is currently listed for sale, this is not intended as a solicitation. If your property is listed with a real estate broker,


please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.

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Deborah M. Gordon Premier Associate 617-974-0404

Chestnut Hill-Secluded single floor residence with gated drive set on a lush cul-de-sac. Built to a level of excellence rarely experienced, this custom home features 10+ foot ceilings, six fireplaces, extensive built-ins, custom millwork, plus state-of-the art systems and technology. The sleek, Poggenpohl kitchen offers premium appliances, large island, and butler’s pantry. There are four en suite bedrooms highlighted by a generous master wing with dressing room, sitting area, and spa bath. Other amenities include two offices, gym with sauna, convenient mudroom, screened porch, and four-car garage. Nearly 4 acres of grounds complemented by relaxing zen garden, sparkling pond, and heated pool with waterfall. Price available upon request. COLDWELLBANKERPREVIEWS.COM

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© 2014 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. This information was supplied by Seller and/or other sources. Broker believes this information to be correct but has not verified this information and assumes no legal responsibility for its accuracy. Buyers should investigate these issues to their own satisfaction. If your property is currently listed for sale, this is not intended as a solicitation. If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.


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Marine team Franny Picco and Jeff Rosparka remodeled this Madaket kitchen keeping the casual, beach house feel the homeowners were looking for. In the Details

Countertops: Corian® ‘Artic White’ Backsplash: Roma Tile® ‘Jade Green’ polished mosaic with Daltile® ‘Artic White’ quarter round tile trim Cabinets: Brookhaven® with Emteck® hardware Flooring: Mannington® Adura® luxury vinyl tile Contractor: Dane Decarlo Carpentry

“They gave me a lot of options and were helpful in steering me in the right direction. The price estimated was the price we paid.” - Mary M. For designing and installing kitchens, trust the Marine experts.

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Success in September Begins this Summer. The most comprehensive summertime educational programs on Nantucket.

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NANTUCKET Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Bruce A. Percelay Editor Robert Cocuzzo Art Director Paulette Chevalier Chief Photographer Kit Noble

Contributors Susan Browne Vanessa Emery Nicole Clancy Holly Finigan Daniel Honan Andrea Geldart Hutchins Meaghan Maureen Ellie Nan Storck Cate Sans Photographers Jeffery Allen Maria Carey Michael Gaillard Katie Kaizer Brian Sager Advertising Director Fifi Greenberg Advertising Sales Audrey Wagner Publisher N. LLC Chairman: Bruce A. Percelay

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Sounds of Summer Nantucket on Independence Day is a sea of red, white, and blue, from flags hanging on Main Street, to festive attire for fireworks on Jetties Beach. In the spirit of the holiday, N Magazine’s cover features American flagwrapped country singer Ayla Brown, who will be performing at the Nantucket Music Festival starting August 2nd. The patriotic theme of this issue extends to our preview of the August Nantucket Cottage Hospital Pops Concert, which will feature a special performance of “The StarSpangled Banner” on its 200th anniversary.


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There is no more comfortable place to call home than Nantucket on July 4th. While a home is more than bricks and mortar, more and more stunning pieces of architecture are appearing on the island, as both designers and owners become more expressive with their taste. An example is the new music school built by Wendy Schmidt, which is one of the most exciting public spaces on the island. With its stunning interior design by Kathleen Hay, and thoughtful interior utilization by architect Joe Paul of BPC Architecture, Schmidt has made an extraordinary contribution to the island with this project. The new Nantucket Community Music Center on Centre Street is a must-see for those who appreciate cutting-edge environments. Stepping outside, N Magazine interviews how-to TV legend Russell Morash, whose gardening tips and advice have helped millions of homeowners produce magical landscapes, and have led to his receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys. As much as Nantucket is made up of beautiful buildings and spectacular homes, nothing about this island is as impressive as its people. N Magazine features a profile of long-term resident and volunteer extraordinaire Linda Williams, who is one of the unsung heroes that help keep Nantucket going. From her role as chair of the HDC, to her home life as a foster parent, to her unending list of community-based activities, Linda Williams defines citizenship. From the shores of the Atlantic to the banks of the Potomac, N Magazine profiles a true Washington power couple, David Leiter and Tamera Luzzatto, who have both served as chief-of-staff to some of America’s most influential politicians, including John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Unlike their counterparts in the TV series, House of Cards, Leiter and Luzzatto demonstrate the kinder and gentler side of D.C. politics, and have built a reputation that defies the conventional perception of Washington as cutthroat. Closer to home, N Magazine is delighted to introduce a young star in the making: Chelsea Remick, whose walk-on audition for the Theatre Workshop’s production of Annie has set her on a trajectory toward Broadway stardom. According to her coach Cynthia Csabay, this self-possessed twelveyear-old is “the most talented young person I have ever met and whose success is not a question of if, but when.”

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NOTHING IS ORDINARY, NOT EVEN THE VIEW. Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Cocktails • Sunday Brunch

Music of a different type will be arriving on our shores in the form of the first annual Nantucket Music Festival, featuring three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby. The broad range of talent will include Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Guster, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The roster of top performers promises to build as the August 2nd and 3rd event approaches, hopefully making this festival a permanent staple of the summer season. Nantucket is truly an island of gifted people who either live, visit, or perform here, making this venue one of the most extraordinary places in America. The Fourth of July is a holiday not only to celebrate our country’s independence, but to celebrate the place we all call home. Have a wonderful Fourth.

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A numerical snapshot of Nantucket in July.



Porsche reinvents the two-wheeler— and it could be yours!



News, tidbits and gossip from around town.




Photographer Michael Gaillard returns to Nantucket to open a new gallery on South Beach Street.



Five reasons why this year’s Pops concert on Jetties Beach is not one to miss.

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Say farewell to Figs as a new French eatery moves into its former space on 29 Fair Street.

Pull back the virtual curtain and see how social-media sensation and locally famous photographer Dr. Greg Hinson actually spends his time.

Twelve-year-old musical talent Chelsea Remick is on the fast track to Broadway.



Eight of the island’s finest bartenders serve up signature Grey Goose cocktails to toast the summer.

See why Linda Williams has been tirelessly serving the Nantucket community since 1973.


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American beauty and rising country star Ayla Brown graces our July cover as she prepares to headline the Nantucket Music Festival next month. Photo by Michael Sparks Keegan.

Photo by Michael Gaillard

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Olympic fencer Jed Dupree is challenging Nantucket to a duel this July.





Meet Washington power couple Tamera Luzzatto and David Leiter.

An official preview of the Nantucket Music Festival being held this August on Tom Nevers Field.


The Nantucket Project has tapped TED founder Richard Saul Wurman for this year’s meeting of the minds.

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A historic horse barn gallops into the future.

Nantucket’s most glamorous fashion meets a historic island home on Union Street.

Step inside the newly opened Nantucket Community Music Center and see what its cuttingedge design is inspiring.

After over thirty years in business, Rafael Osona Auctions are anything but old and tired.

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Picking the brain of how-to guru and longtime island summer resident Russell Morash.


Chatting with interior-design extraordinaire Steven Gambrel.


Rose and Gavin Holl tied the knot on Nantucket.


Nantucket blACKbook’s Holly Finigan gives us the scoop on her fabulous favorites for the Fourth of July.


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A quick chat with Nantucket Police Chief Bill Pittman.

Dress: Milly & Grace Jewelry: Pageo Boot: Knobby Shop Tape measure & tool belt: Marine Home Center Photo: Kit Noble

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S MARY HAFT Mary Haft is a writer, producer, and founder of Haft Productions, specializing in documentaries for nonprofits. She is also the co-founder of the Nantucket Book Festival, director of the Nantucket Book Foundation and vice president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. Haft is the author of Nantucket: Portrait of an American Town. In this July issue, Mary Haft explores the photography of island native Michael Gaillard as he fulfills his dream of opening his own gallery on Nantucket.

J O S H G R AY Josh Gray has spent more than half his life on the island. After a few years traveling abroad and pursuing career opportunities in America, Gray once again calls Nantucket his yearround home. An adventure traveler and amateur photographer at heart, Gray spent part of his youth in Mumbai, India, going on to visit nearly twenty foreign counties including Cuba and Turkey, where he resided in the city of Istanbul for a season. A former staff writer and editorial assistant for the Inquirer & Mirror and a current contributor to Mahon About Town, Gray has covered the arts, music, and religion on Nantucket for many years. In this July issue, Josh Gray gets a taste of the new Bistro on 29 Fair Street.

JEFFREY ALLEN With a BA in Fine Arts and more than twenty-five years experience, Jeff Allen’s work spans the photographic spectrum from architecture, to food, to travel, to advertising, to fine art. His architectural, interior design, and garden photography has been featured in several books, as well as national and regional magazine such as Food & Wine, Cape Cod Home, and Luxe. Here on Nantucket, Allen regularly photographs the work of interior designers Kathleen Hay and Leslie Linsley.

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For this Home & Garden issue, Jeff Allen opened


the doors of the brand new Nantucket Community Music Center and captured the design and architecture of Kathleen Hay and Joe Paul.

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Numbers 4,000


feet Average land lost on ‘Sconset Bluff due to erosion since 1993



Approximate pairs of Nantucket Reds sold at Murray’s Toggery Shop each summer

Island in the world according to National Geographic


Gallons of water sprayed by the fire truck at the 4th of July water fight


(miles) perimeter of Nantucket



Oysters shucked per day by Spanky’s Raw Bar in the summer

moorings available for rental in Nantucket Harbor



Seals around Nantucket in 2011

Nonprofit organizations on Nantucket



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Classroom teachers at Nantucket High School




Cost of a taxi from Wauwinet to Madaket


(yards) longest hole at Nantucket Golf Club (#6)

Sharks caught in 2013 shark tournament

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ÜBer BiKe Porsche reinvents the two-wheeler.

When people say they drive a Porsche, most picture four wheels not two, but recently this leader in luxury sports cars has taken off its driving gloves to manufacture high-end bicycles. Trading spoilers for spokes, the Porsche bicycle is a styling way to cruise the ‘Sconset Loop or jump off-road and tackle the Moors. With a high-end carbon-fiber frame and 27.5-inch tires, the twenty-speed, extremely lightweight Porsche Bike has exceptional handling, DT Swiss front shocks, and Magura hydraulic-disc brakes that stop on a dime. At $3,699, this bike is clearly the most affordable way to own a Porsche. But it gets better. One of these Porsche bikes could be yours for just $100 if you enter the raffle being held during Nantucket Race Week. Beginning mid-July, only three hundred raffle tickets will be sold. The raffle benefits the Nantucket Community Sailing Youth Scholarship Program, and can be entered at the NCS office on 4 Winter Street or during Race N magazine

Week at Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club. The bike will be on display at Young’s Bicycle Shop until


the winning ticket is drawn at the Opera House Cup awards party at Jetties Beach on August 17th. For more information about how to win these hot wheels, visit

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MOST WANTED Sources inside the Nantucket Project confirm that this year’s meeting of the minds will feature a

very special presenter who might just have Project-goers doing a double take. WikiLeaks founder and international fugitive, Julian Assange is slated to appear at the Project this September in the form of a hologram. Assange is wanted by the United States for leaking classified military documents in 2010, and is also wanted by Swedish authorities on sexual-assault charges. Speaking from his asylum in Ecuador, who knows what kind of information Assange will be leaking to the Nantucket Project audience.



NEW HOUSE After building a great

of Sushi by Yoshi on East Chestnut Street


after the beloved eatery mysteriously burst

The New Nantucket

Ever wonder what the rules of the road

into flames last November—a rather fishy ac-



are for bikes on Nantucket, or why some

cident for a sushi restaurant. The fire began

this month on

people toss two pennies from the ferry

in an outside storage area and quickly grew

July 25th at

while passing Brant Point? Well, look

to a blaze that threatened nearby businesses.

Gráficas Gal-

no further. Nantucket Visitor Services

Thankfully, the Nantucket Fire Department

lery on Broad Street. Featuring

has recently published a fun, informative

snuffed out the flames, but not before the fire

modern interior design and ar-

etiquette guide for making the most out

caused enough damage to shut the business

chitecture, the exhibition cele-

of your island time. Nanetiquette covers

down. At press time, crews were working

brates the future look and feel of

everything from where to find free park-

double-time to finish the interior of Yoshi’s.

Nantucket homes. A sneak peek

ing, which beaches are dog-friendly, even

We’ll just have to wait and see when this rare

of the exhibit reveals a side of

what footwear to avoid when walking up

sushi shop will be up and rolling again on

the island that the early Quakers

Main Street. Pick up your copy at Nan-


never could have imagined.

tucket Visitor Services today.

Tired of forking over twenty bucks to cab it to the ferry every time you head off-island? NRTA’s WAVE has introduced a new parkand-ride option allowing you to park for free overnight at 2 Fair-

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Sushi lovers continue to wait for the return




grounds Road and take the bus directly to the Hy-line and the Steamship Authority. This fast ferry park and ride service will be up and running till October 13th.


PLEASE PARK RESPONSIBLY The parking dispute between Cisco Brewers and Bartlett’s Farm seems to have finally reached a resolution this past month with the opening of a new two-hundred-car parking lot. Cisco purchased nearly eight acres of land from the Powers family for $4.1 million, and now customers won’t have to worry about potential ticketing along the road. Things got heated last year when Bartlett’s Farm demanded Cisco pay for the use of Bartlett’s Farm Road, where many brewery-goers parked. With this hefty land purchase, there should no longer be an issue for the popular brewery, winery, and distillery.

CAN YOU HANDLE IT? Java lovers rejoice: there’s now yet another place to get your daily coffee fix in town. Brewed up by local newlyweds Jason Bridges and Courtney Nemeth, the Handlebar on 15 Washington Street serves coffee, tea, and snacks. Jason and Courtney are also the owners and operators of Nantucket Bike Tours, and have put together a wheelie-cool coffee shop. With ample space to work, the Handlebar is sure to become a local favorite.




Looking to get the dirt on the island’s best gardens this summer? You have two great options. First up, the Nantucket Garden Festival celebrates its sixth year on July 23rd and 24th with an action-packed arrangement of activities, ranging from garden tours to bike tours, art workshops to garden talks. New this year: take printmaking and plein air painting classes from artists Bee Shay and Illya Kagan. Expert gardeners C. L. Fornari and Cinda Gaynor will also be on hand to give their top tips to tending the best gardens. Then on August 6th, join the Nantucket Garden Club as they celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of their

Two talented musical acts are headlin-

Annual House and Garden Tour. The Gardening Club has gained exclusive access to some

ing the Dreamland early this month,

of the most spectacular homes and gardens in Monomoy this year. For more information go

starting on July 3rd with Grammy


Award winner Rosanne Cash, the daughter of Johnny Cash. Then on July 19th, Curtis on Tour from the

WORTH THE SQUEEZE The juicing craze has flooded the island this summer, making many wonder which juice is worth the squeeze. Leading the charge is ACKFresh, brought to the island by Brent Tartamella and Joanna Roche. “Our big picture is encouraging people to be healthy every day,” said Tartamella. “Cold-press juices are a more nutrient-dense product. Most juices start to lose nutrients almost immediately, because most are made using a centrifugal process that adds heat and promotes the breakdown.” ACKFresh has a menu of pressed juices that includes their staple A.C.G. (apple, carrot, ginger), as well as Nothing But Greens (green juice made from available, in-season produce), B.Y.O.V. (a bloodymary mix), and special recipes such as their red grape, apple, fennel, and Meyer lemon recipe that was sold over the Nantucket Wine Festival weekend in May. With cold presses costing upwards of $10,000, this $12 juice is

world-famous Curtis Institute of Music will debut with The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla, accompanied by a presentation by local photographer, Cary Hazlegrove. Finally, in what is sure to be a highlight of the summer, the Dreamland celebrates its second annual gala on Friday, July 11th. Last year, the Dreamland Gala featured actors Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro. At press time, the names of this year’s headliners had not yet been revealed.

indeed worth the squeeze.

The Nantucket Historical Association and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket are making a splash this July sperm whale skeleton at the Whaling Museum on July 14–17. Then on July 31st, head out to Bartlett’s Farm for the Opening Night Party of the 37th Annual Antiques and Design Show on Nantucket. Guests will get an exclusive look at the fine arts, rugs, books, and Nantucket memorabilia provided by over forty antique dealers while also enjoying the music of the popular East Coast band Sultans of Swing. Visit for tickets.

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PATRIOTIC POPS This year’s Pops concert comes on the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” To mark the occasion, the Pops has prepared a special, multimedia presentation in honor of the anthem that will be performed for only the second time ever. The patriotic theme will continue throughout the show as Medal of Honor recipients will be recognized on stage, and the Pops will be playing an American repertoire of show tunes and ragtime. Rumor has it that the orchestra has been perfecting its take on the hit song from Disney’s Frozen, proving once again that the Pops concert truly is for all ages.

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Flying in straight from Sweden, the world-famous ABBA tribute band ARRIVAL will be performing alongside Keith Lockhart and his hundred-piece symphony orchestra. From “Dancing Queen” to “Mama Mia,” ARRIVAL and the Pops will play some of the biggest hits of the sixties and seventies, turning Jetties Beach into a giant sing-along dance party. So if Beethoven or Bach just don’t ring your bell, perhaps ARRIVAL will have your number.



NOT A BAd SEAT IN THE HOUSE Pops co-chairs Bob and Laurie Monahan have set out to engage the entire audience at this year’s concert. They want folks dancing and singing, not just sitting back and waiting for the fireworks. One way to bring the audience into the show was by introducing LED jumbotrons to either side of this year’s stage. Throughout the night, cameramen will be scouring the audience looking for faces to flash on the big screens. Improved sound systems have also been brought in to ensure that there’s not a bad seat in the house. Above all, the Monahans have emphasized this year’s concert to be dedicated to the community, particularly focusing on the show’s beneficiary, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, through a short movie presentation that will play on the jumbotrons.




Nantucket summer resident and NBC

Rumor has it that a musical prodigy will be

Meet the Press host David Gregory

showcasing her singing talents in front of

takes over the reigns as this year’s em-

her hometown audience at this year’s Pops.

cee from Katie Couric. Gregory joins

Chelsea Remick was the star of the island

a long lineage of Pops emcees that in-

production of Annie and is rumored to be

cludes his Meet the Press predecessor,

making her Pops debut on August 9th.

the late Tim Russert. As an advocate of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, David Gregory is sure to hit a high note in support of this vital island institution, which the Pops concert benefits.

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Toast the Grey Lady! Johnny Bresette, Ventuno 2.5 oz. Grey Goose Melon 2 oz. cucumber juice 8 leaves tarragon muddled with sugar

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lilly strout, Slip 14 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Le Citron 3 muddled lemon slices 1 oz. simple syrup 5 mint leaves Top with soda


Matthew McGarry, Cru 1.75 oz. Grey Goose Pear .25 oz. over-steeped Earl Grey tea .5 oz. Brandy 1 bar spoon of Pernod .75 oz. kumquat .25 oz. simple syrup

ivelina eldridGe, Tree Bar 2 ounces Grey Goose Vodka 1 oz. coconut rum 1 oz. melon liquor 2 oz. pineapple juice Maraschino cherry garnish

NDULGE Eight of Nantucket’s top bartenders have concocted their own island-inspired Grey Goose cocktails called the Grey Lady. Pop into their fine establishments and order up a true taste of summer. Please sip responsibly.

Joe roManelli, Straight Wharf Grey Goose Le Melon Strawberry “melonade” Strawberry tarragon lemonade Soda water lauren hennessey, Madaket Millies 1.5 oz Grey Goose Le Pear Sparkling wine Splash of St. Germain

dan dussault, Brotherhood of Thieves 2.5 oz. Grey Goose Pear 4 basil leaves 1 oz. pomegranate juice 1/4 oz. lemon juice 1/4 oz. simple syrup

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The former Italian eatery on 29 Fair Street gets a French twist With great fanfare, celebrity chef Todd English rode into town in 2009 to open Figs at 29 Fair Street with Summer House owner Danielle deBenedictis and her husband, Peter Karlson. As English’s role began to fade into the sunset and Figs is no longer, deBenedictis has again switched horses by hiring a group of longtime Nantucket locals to return the eatery to its former French roots. If you’ve ever bought a sandwich on the strip, you’ll probably recognize the guys behind the new incarnation of the Bistro at 29 Fair Street. The brothers who run Stubbys and Walter’s on Broad Street, Dilip and Hera Maharjan, have taken over the operation of the long-standing Fair Street Inn restaurant with the help of their cousin, Nimesh Maharjan, and another familiar Nantucket culinary figure, chef Charles

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The locale is familiar to Chef Salliou, who operated a restaurant at the same address from 2006 to 2008, but left Nantucket to work as a private chef. The opening of the Bistro at 29 Fair not only marks Salliou’s return to the island, but also reunites him with Nimesh Maharjan, who started as a dishwasher before working his way up to become Salliou’s co-executive chef and chef de cuisine. “Nantucket offers everything I need to work,” Salliou said. “It’s the diversity of the people, and I love bringing those people together.” A native of Brittany, France, Salliou first worked on Nantucket as the chef at the Summer House from 1988 to 1992. Now 55, he sees his return to Nantucket as a return to his childhood roots. Salliou’s summer menu includes bay scallops, smoked-duck carpaccio, and pasta-wrapped shrimp for appetizers; halibut, risotto, lamb, chicken, and gnocchi for main courses; and crème brûlée and mascarpone torte desserts, to name a few. “It’s a bit punk rock, but mostly French classical,” the chef said. “It’s minimalist, but it’s a full meal and we want there to be a wow with every bite. We source everything locally, mostly from Moors End Farm.” Complementing the menu, Tracy Root, the wine director for all the Summer House properties, said he wanted to create an accessible list that people would really enjoy: “We have a mix of French and California wines that start at a good price point and a wine menu that is very user friendly,” The Bistro at 29 Fair Street is now open for reservations.

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The dramatic discovery of Nantucket’s Chelsea Remick

At the age of three, Nantucket native Chelsea Remick had already found her favorite concert venue: the Stop and Shop. From the rolling stage of her mother’s shopping cart, she would belt out songs at the top of her lungs as Kim Remick would travel the aisles for her weekly grocery run. Kim would apologize to the Stop and Shop staff for her daughter’s loud performances, but the performances grew so popular at the market that young Chelsea would receive applause at the checkout line. Jeff and Kim Remick came to Nantucket from North Carolina with the idea of staying a few years and then moving on after their children got older. Twenty years later, with Jeff’s established HVAC business and their family of three, the Remicks have come to realize how incredibly nurturing a place Nantucket is, particularly for a budding talent.

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hile Chelsea always enjoyed singing, her latent skills were never formally recognized until one afternoon at the age of nine, when she auditioned for a role in the Nantucket Theatre Workshop’s performance of Annie. Just twentyfour hours before the audition date, Chelsea went up to her room, memorized the words to “Tomorrow,” and joined the long list of hopefuls looking to be a part of the Theatre Workshop’s production. After Chelsea N magazine

stood on the stage and sang her number, both artistic


director John Shea and the production’s director Cynthia Csabay were speechless. In fact, Csabay had tears in her eyes having realized that she was a witness to a talent that she would later term “extraordinarily gifted.”

Csaby, a professional actress and singer with Broadway and television-commercial credits to her name, recognizes talent when she sees it. As an actor, singer, and director with the Theatre Workshop, Csabay worried about finding a suitable Annie for the company’s production and feared having to go off-island to recruit the lead. “When Chelsea walked into the room, she was unassuming and we had no idea what to expect,” Csabay remembers. “When she stood on stage, all of a sudden we saw this young girl who was self-possessed, had a sparkling personality, and sung perfectly on pitch.” Csabay added, “She is one of the most extraordinarily gifted kids I have ever worked with.” Chelsea was selected to play the role of Annie, and each of the twenty-three performances were sold out as a result. So impressed was Csabay, a New York-trained Broadway singing coach for twenty-five years, she asked Chelsea’s mother if she could become her professional mentor. The two began working together to develop Chelsea’s singing and acting skills in New York, which has led her to auditions in the Broadway production of Annie, and a movie with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. In a uniquely Nantucket turn of events, the actual writer of the play Annie, Thomas Meehan, was in the audience of Chelsea’s final performance on the island, and the two met at a party in ’Sconset. Meehan approached both Chelsea and Kim Remick, and let them both know that Chelsea possessed a rare talent that suggested she was Broadway bound. This summer Chelsea will be performing in Cinderella, and while she is commuting to New York with her coach in preparation for her next career move in August, Nantucketers will have another chance to enjoy Chelsea’s talents as she may perform in front of the seven-thousandmember audience at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Boston Pops Concert. Kim Remick cannot express how grateful she is for the opportunities presented to her daughter in an unlikely spot thirty miles out to sea. Indeed, Nantucket has in its own way led Chelsea to the heart of New York’s performance world and put her on a trajectory that none of the Remicks would have ever imagined. Had the family not stayed on the island, it is possible that their daughter’s talents may have gone unrecognized, denying us of a future Broadway star. According to those who have seen Chelsea Remick in action, the question of her success is not a matter of if, but when. According to Kim Remick, just getting to this point means she has already succeeded. Photos by Laurie Richards courtesy of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

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THE TIRELESS WORK OF LINDA WILLIAMS On January 20, 1961, six-year-old Linda Williams sat watching John F. Kennedy deliver his inaugural address on a television in rural Appalachia. “Ask not what your country can do for you,” the president said, “ask what you can do for your country.” The young girl was transfixed. Since hearing those words, Linda Williams has pursued a life of public service and volunteerism inspired by Kennedy’s call. Williams’s life is rich with similar historic anecdotes that shaped the woman she is today. At the age of five, she lived directly across the street from her elementary school in Montclair, New Jersey, when bussing was ordered to integrate the schools. A one-minute walk to fifth grade suddenly became a bus ride downtown, where she attended classes at a nearly all-black elementary school. “It opened my eyes,” she says. “It was one of the best experiences of my life.” A year later, Williams went to live with her mother in Memphis, where she witnessed “such poverty and such abuse of black culture.” “I was really becoming quite an activist at the age of twelve or thirteen,” she says. “And then of course we lived through the assassination of Martin Luther King and I think that just spurred on my intensity in social justice.” Williams moved back to the East Coast and began tutoring kids in tough neighborhoods in New Jersey. So began a life of tireless service that continues to this day. Linda Williams’s commitment to island causes borders on manic. She has served on a dizzying number of town committees, nonprofit boards, and agencies. She is currently the vice chairman of the Planning Board and the chairman of the HDC, the Nantucket Housing Authority, and the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission, among others. She mentors children, campaigns for the disabled, and has devoted herself to causes across the spectrum, from serving as an EMT for the fire department, to being president of Big Brothers Big Sisters, to volunteering for Hospice, to coaching basketball at the Boys & Girls Club. On and on, there is no limit to N magazine

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t would be impossible for any

Williams moved full-time to the island

other single human being to be

in 1973, and has since raised three

more active on this island than

children and five foster children. Her

she. There are days where you would

oldest, Aryn, is a Smith graduate who

swear Williams has a stunt double,

went on to earn a master’s degree in

as she could be organizing the an-

environmental law and then a doctor-

nual beach volleyball tournament by

ate in environmental science. “She’s a

morning, umpiring a Little League

little overachiever,” Williams laughs.

game in the afternoon, and then lead-

“She also went down the public-ser-

ing a Planning Board meeting by

vice road.” Meanwhile, William’s son,


Colin, took on a different form of national service by entering the Marines

Her story on Nantucket traces back to

and completing a tour in Afghanistan.

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her grandparents who began coming


to the island in 1929. “My grandpar-

With the majority of her days devoted

ents were our saviors growing up,”

to volunteer work, Williams says she

she says. “They taught me to make a

lives “hand to mouth,” but feels rich

difference in the world and give back

in many ways. Whatever time she

to the community that you’re in.”

has outside of her public service she

Watching her grandparents on both

spends working as a land consultant,

sides dedicate their time and money

writing occasional news stories, and

to various volunteer efforts continues

doing other forms of independent

to motivate her public service today.

consulting. “You sort of just make do,

“There is always something you can

you just make ends meet,” she says.

do,” she says. “You don’t have to get

“I don’t have a lot of money, but I’ve

involved with the HDC every Tues-

always made sure that all my kids

day, Thursday, and weekend. You can

got to travel and all the kids went to

sign up for Meals on Wheels for one

college.” She adds, “I’ve had a very

day. You can donate your time at a

fortunate life. If I can make a differ-

church fair. There are so many ways

ence for other people so they feel like

to get involved on Nantucket.”

they’ve had a happy day or a fortunate life, that’s great to me.”

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A locAl physiciAn turned photogrApher pulls bAck the virtuAl curtAin to reveAl his dAy job

Dr. Greg Hinson is a man of many passions. As a primary-care physician, he’s delivered approximately six hundred babies on Nantucket. On the Internet, he’s a social-media sensation and a locally famous photographer. As an activist, he once mounted a grassroots campaign to prevent a major corporation from taking up residence on Nantucket—and succeeded. He’s a birder, blogger, web designer, drone pilot, and father of four. He might just be one of the most well-known Nantucket residents around, and yet since resigning from his practice at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital two years ago, most people have absolutely no idea what Dr. Greg Hinson actually does with his time.

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ornings, Hinson can be found wedged in

more and more distanced, this technology doesn’t

the corner of the Bean tapping away on

necessarily lessen the divide, but rather offers a safe-

his laptop, but he’s not just posting photos

ty net for patients to stay on top of their own health

of the sunrise or spreading viral fodder for your Fa-

and well-being. For instance, if a patient is due for a

cebook feed. Hinson is uploading his years of expe-

colonoscopy or mammogram, there will soon be an

rience as a primary-care physician to develop inno-

automated messaging system that will provide alerts

vative medical technologies that could dramatically

via phone or email.

improve national health care. What began as a consulting position has since morHinson works at eClinicalWorks creating software

phed into a hands-on development process for Hin-

to help physicians better interact with their patients

son. Using his skills in Photoshop, he designs the

when they’re not sitting right in front of them in their

early mock-ups for the company’s smart-phone med-

offices. eClinicalWorks is a leader in electronic med-

ical apps. His most recent project, which he fittingly

ical-records technology that serves over 85,000 in-

describes as his “baby,” is an app designed for ex-

dependent physicians around the country, including

pecting mothers. With the touch of a button, mothers

Nantucket’s own Dr. Timothy Lepore. After leaving

will be able to track their pregnancies on their smart

Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Hinson was recruited

phones. The app will tell them what to expect on

by this $270 million company to create better ways

any given day, what questions to ask at each of their

of engaging patients and to develop software that

check-ups. It even comes with a “Kick Counter.”

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will improve doctors’ ability to provide care.


Beyond designing the concept and functionality of Hinson helped design a smart-phone app that al-

the baby app, Hinson is authoring the educational

lows patients to access their medical records on their

content for the entire program. So when a mother

phones. As the doctor-patient relationship grows

reaches a particular check-up, the app will give her

the same advice Hinson would give a mother on

camera high overhead with a kite or a helicopter

Nantucket. For all the cold impersonality of technol-

drone to get a whole new perspective on the island.

ogy, Hinson is trying to impart the personal touch

Thanks to his prolific shooting, people took notice

that came with being a primary-care physician in a

of his striking images, and today his work pops up

small island community.

in magazines, advertisements, and, of course, on the Internet, where he has garnered thousands of follow-

“Even though I definitely miss patient care, it’s at

ers. Online, many know Hinson for his Photoshop

least offset by the notion that I am doing something

pranks that often go viral. When he posted a fake

that’s maybe larger by working with patients around

photo of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen walking

the country, finding ways to make it easier for them

down Main Street this April Fool’s Day, the Boston

to make appointments, helping them have better ac-

Herald picked up the story and ran it in the following

cess to their medical records and the like,” Hinson

day’s paper.

says. “I miss the clinical part, but this is just clinical enough, and in some ways grander and more im-

“What I love about being a photographer is it changes

portant. But it is my intention to return to practicing

how you see things. So much of what counts as mun-

here, if not full-time, part-time. It’s just a matter of

dane here on Nantucket is absolutely gorgeous when

finding a way to do it.”

you stop and look at it,” Hinson says. “The more you take pictures, the more apt you are to stop and look.

Transitioning from on-call doctor to at-home app de-

And I think that level of perception helps with other

veloper has also allowed Hinson to pursue his pas-

parts of life as well. It makes me a better physician.”

sion for photography more seriously. Rarely does

When Hinson will don his lab coat and stethoscope

a sunset, sunrise, or rainbow go by without getting

once again as a physician on Nantucket, only time

caught behind Hinson’s lens. He routinely flies his

will tell. Until then, however, Dr. Greg Hinson will continue to be just a click away.

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orn on the island, artist

throughout the world. Now this

Using a large-format camera,

and photographer Michael

native son has returned to Nan-

the same type of camera used by

Gaillard is a child of Nantucket.

tucket to open a gallery where it

legendary photographers Ansel

It was at Nantucket High School

all started.

Adams and Walker Evans, Gaillard

eighteen years ago that the first im-

renders a single image on an 8x10 “My first transcendent experience

sheet of film. “That’s how I achieve

made. “The first photography class

behind a camera was in standing

the level of precision and clarity

I had was with Ritch Leone, who

beneath a dark cloth and look-

that my pieces have,” the photog-

taught me the basics, and the next

ing at an image projected onto

rapher explains. “That large-format

was with Beth Morris, who helped

the ground glass; it made me

negative enables me to enlarge my

me start to find my eye,” Gaillard

feel as though there was nothing

images to great scale. I want the

remembers. “Those classes readied

in the world but for that image,”

work to provide an atmosphere,

me for what was to come.”

Gaillard says. “Everything else

a feeling.” His are works you fall

disappeared. I still feel the same

into, capturing more than an image,

Gaillard went on to study photog-

way to this day, thousands of im-

somehow encapsulating the very

raphy at Stanford before receiving

ages later. For a moment in time,

air, wisps of memory, a timeless

an MFA at Columbia, and today

it’s just me and that image, and

evocation of place. “Certain places

his photography is featured in

maybe a little wind.”

have indelible signatures,” Gaillard

hundreds of private collections

says, “and Nantucket happens to be one of them.”

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aillard’s Nantucket roots

On Gaillard’s maternal side, his

those expectations, and in fulfill-

run deep. His paternal

grandmother Elizabeth Oldham,

ing dreams they both carried, a

grandmother, Gwen Gaillard,

known as Libby, is a legend in

thread of love binds them.

was an island legend. She was the

her own right. Longtime doyenne

proprietor of the Opera House, the

of the Nantucket Historical As-

This summer, Michael, his wife

best restaurant in town filled with

sociation, she continues to work

Brett, an architect, and their one-

a collection of characters—none

in research at the NHA Library.

year-old son, Samuel, will be on

larger than her. Commiserating

Libby beams when talking about

island for the season to fulfill his

with a group of sailors one night

her grandson. Pride is palpable.

dream of opening the Michael

and despairing over the fact that

“He’s the light of my life,” she

Gaillard Studio on South Beach

there was no race for all these

says. Gaillard credits her with in-

Street. “I’ve spent a few years

wooden-sailboat lovers, Gwen

stilling the discipline necessary to

now as a soul divided—with one

and her friends hatched a plan

fulfill a life vision: “She feels it is

foot in New York and one in Nan-

for the Opera House Cup, one of

my obligation to do with my in-

tucket. But now I bring my New

America’s classic wooden-sail-

nate ability everything that I can

York self back to Nantucket, and

boat races. This August marks the

possibly do.” Libby adds, “I let

together as one, I am opening a

41st race of the Opera House.

him know that I had big expec-

gallery,” he says. This native son

tations for him.” In living up to

has come home.

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Olympic fencer Jed Dupree challenges Nantucket to a duel this July

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Flashback to March 26, 2001, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Summer resident Jed Dupree had finally made it into the NCAA fencing semifinals after three disappointing years of coming up short for the Columbia University Lions. He was facing off against Stanford’s two-time NCAA champion Felix Reichling, a German prodigy whom many considered the best fencer in the world. The underdog Dupree had fought his way back to tie the bout up at fourteen to fourteen. Next point would decide the match. In the final sequence, Reichling came out on the attack. Dupree dodged his blade, and then in a decisive moment that would change his life, he pounced and struck Reichling in the chest for the win. Dupree went on to become a NCAA Champion, a National Champion and an Olympian. As for the fate of Felix Reichling, the great German competitor never fenced again.

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ome might say that Jed Dupree had a violent childhood. While most kids were sticking straws into their juice boxes come lunchtime, little Jedediah was trying to stick opponents with a steel sword. Dupree picked up the fencing blade at the age of six, and by nine years old his mother was taking him out of school every afternoon to drive two hours from their hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to a training facility in New York City. Under the tutelage of Columbia University’s head coach, Dupree was shaped into a national champion. After college, he represented the United States in the Summer Olympics, first as a competitor in Athens and later as a coach in London. Today, he coaches the Harvard Crimson fencing team, and they are at the top of the Ivy League. Dupree has been coming to Nantucket since he was a kid. Along with his brother Ethan, he owns the wine and cheese shop on Old South Wharf, Dupree & Company, as well as the newly opened underground wine bar on Broad Street, Meursault. This summer, Dupree is bringing yet another unique venture to Nantucket with an introductory fencing camp held at the Great Harbor

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Yacht Club beginning this July. “Every-


body can have a fun time with it,” Dupree says. “There’s nothing not fun about having a sword in your hand…it just gets you going.”

While this camp has been a long time com-

ing and really brought fencing to the U.S.,”

fluential meeting in my life,” says Tausig who

ing for Dupree, fencing is nothing new on

says Linda Lynch, who summers on the is-

started studying under the master fencer when

Nantucket. In fact, one of the greatest fenc-

land and coaches fencing at Stevens Institute

he was barely old enough to raise a blade. “Of

ers of all time summered on the island in

of Technology in New Jersey. “I was honored

all the things that I have done in fencing, the

the seventies and eighties. Giorgio Santelli

to be one of his last students.” Lynch wasn’t

thing that I am proudest of is that I was the

was a fencing master who was considered

the only Nantucket regular to study under the

last student of Giorgio Santelli. It sounds old-

the father of modern sabre fencing. He won

master. Justin Tausig, who’s been summering

fashioned to say, but everything I have and

a gold medal in the 1920 Olympics before

on Nantucket since he was a little boy also

everything I am doing in my life I owe to the

immigrating to the United States in 1924,

trained under Santelli and became a national

sword.” Now Jed Dupree is reviving the fenc-

where he became the U.S. Olympic coach

champion like Dupree. “Meeting Giorgio San-

ing tradition that Giorgio Santelli brought to

for nearly four decades. “Giorgio was amaz-

telli on Nantucket was probably the most in-

the island nearly three decades ago.

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s a coach, Dupree is unorthodox. While some coaches stress lifting weights and strength training, Dupree devotes time to yoga and meditation. He explains that in the heat of battle, fencers are undermined by the surge of adrenaline pulsing through their bodies. By teaching his fencers how to control their breathing through yoga and meditation, he’s made them better fighters. “I saw so much attention being spent on getting kids fast and strong, without paying any attention to the mental side,” he says. “I attribute that as the reason why in three years our fencers at my club in New York City took a bigger jump than most others.” In the course of three years, Dupree coached an under-seventeen national champion, an under-twenty national champion, and a senior national champion who made the Olympic team. “He was the youngest guy to make the Olympic team that year.” Dupree coached nineteen-year-old Race Imboden at the London Olympics and considers seeing one of his pupils excel to the world stage the proudest moment of his fencing career. Here on Nantucket, Dupree hopes the island can someday serve as a stage for big fencing competitions. While there are strong fencing niches throughout the country, the sport is largely obscure and misunderstood. “I think the misperception is that it’s an upper-crust sport. People think it’s just this prep-school thing, but it’s not. It can actually get pretty down and dirty,” Dupree says. What gives fencing its air of exclusivity is that very few places offer it, as there are only so many coaches in the country. In bringing fencing to Nantucket, Dupree wonders if the next national champion will be discovered. The only

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Washington poWer couple tamera luzzatto and david leiter

In the hit Netflix TV series, House of Cards, a Machiavellian politician teams up with his cold-blooded wife to create the ultimate Washington power couple—successful yet unapologetically ruthless. Far from these exaggerated television characters Francis and Claire Underwood is the real-life Washington power couple of Tamera Stanton Luzzatto and David Leiter, who call Nantucket their summer home. Both Luzzatto and Leiter had the distinction of being chief of staff to two ambitious and successful politicians in Washington: Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Luzzatto is senior vice president at the Pew Charitable Trusts in D.C., while Leiter is an influential lobbyist at ML Strategies, a division of Boston-based Mintz Levin. Theirs is a true D.C. life replete with influential friends, a packed schedule of A-list black-tie events, and associations that go all the way up to the Oval Office. For Leiter, a native of Seekonk, Massachusetts, it all began as a volunteer in Congressman Mo Udall’s 1976 presidential campaign and then a position on President-Elect Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Transition Team. He later served as a senior aide to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford and then campaign manager and chief of staff to Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Richard Licht, which led to a position on Senator John Kerry’s 1990 reelection campaign and ultimately to chief of staff in Kerry’s Washington Senate office. Leiter became well-known for his affable personal style and served during a time of ascending influence of Massachusetts’s then-junior senator. While distance from his former job gives him freedom of candor, Leiter’s admiration for the now secretary of state is palpable. “I have never met an individual so talented in so many facets of life, from his grasp of numerous foreign languages to his athleticism, to a level of intelligence that few can grasp,” he says. “Kerry to me is a vertically integrated human being.” N magazine


amera Luzzatto’s instincts for politics began as a government major at Harvard College, where she was the first woman elected head of the Harvard Democrats and a leader at the Institute of Politics. After graduating from Harvard, she rose up the ranks at the office of Senator Jay Rockefeller, ultimately becoming his chief of staff and a valued confidant for fifteen years. As Luzzatto’s reputation grew in Washington, she caught the attention of then-First

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Lady Hillary Clinton, who recruited her to become her chief of staff when she was elected senator of New York State.


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Luzzatto became Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff when Clinton was sworn into office in early January of 2001. The senator was still the first lady until January 20, and she invited Luzzatto to join the Clintons over a final weekend at Camp David that hosted members of Congress and close friends. After learning she herself could bring a guest, Luzzatto thought of David Leiter, whom she had reconnected with at a recent Capitol Hill holiday party. As fate would have it, this trip to Camp David would be the couple’s first real date. Four months later, Leiter proposed to Luzzatto on the shores of a beach in Tom Nevers. Life has had its interruptions for Leiter and Luzzatto, including Luzzatto overcoming two brain-tumor operations, from which she has fully recovered. Just eleven days before their wedding in 2001, the September 11th attacks occurred, throwing them yet another curveball. New York was still in a state of shock from the attack, and after wrestling with the decision on whether to postpone their wedding, they both agreed that the best way to respond to the terrorist attacks was to show that life goes on. After the ceremony at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, in a display of proud defiance, guest Hillary Clinton spontaneously decided to lead all the wedding guests on a walk down 5th Avenue to the reception. While Clinton’s actions a powerful statement to all the guests and to New York City.

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hen walking through their house in the shadow of the National Cathedral, one quickly notices photographs of the couple with Washington’s power elite. Many of their friends are household names and provide witness to the pair’s mastery of the art of maneuvering around the circles of influence on Capitol Hill. According to Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, who has known the couple for many years, “Washington can be a cutthroat place; however both are known as consummate professionals, caring and giving people who go out of their way to help others.” When asked about the common perception of Washington lobbyists as less than saintly, Leiter replies, “It’s like any other profession; there are those with whom you would trust with your children and there are those who you would not want your children to meet.” Leiter acknowledges, “Washington is clearly a company town, and ambition is its stock-in-trade.” He admits that while the caricature of the proverbial backroom where secret and often questionable deals are made in a culture riddled with self-interest and dishonesty are an exaggeration—Washington is not for the faint of heart. Leiter has differentiated himself by being honorable and forthright. Luzzatto shares a similar perspective that while there are people and events that occur in Washington that give it a bad name, there is also much virtue in our nation’s capital that seldom grabs splashy headlines. She talks glowingly of both Hillary Clinton and Jay Rockefeller, and as the daughter of a Presbyterian minister she says, “It has always been important to me to serve those whose values I share.” Luzzatto shares the story of how Clinton would show up unannounced in her hospital room when she was recovering from her surgery and demonstrated a level of compassion that she will never forget. In turn, Luzzatto’s loyalty to Clinton is clear. “You learn a lot about a person by how they act when the cameras are not rolling,” Luzzatto says. “Mrs. Clinton, she is as

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In a town often viewed as dirty as the Potomac itself, the duo of David Leiter and Tamera Luzzatto has proven that Washington indeed has its bright lights. Francis and Claire Underwood would be so disappointed.

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nantucKet’s First annual Music Festival

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the first annual nantucket Music Festival is getting ready to rock tom nevers Field this August 2nd and 3rd with a lineup of top performers ranging from grammy winners bruce hornsby and steel pulse, to rock-and-rollers guster and edward sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, to rising country star and boston beauty Ayla brown. With two stages, top local food vendors, and one of the most aesthetic venues in the world, the nantucket Music Festival has all the makings of a rocking good time. best of all, the event benefits the nantucket

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community Music center. here’s an exclusive sneak peek into the event.

Surf rocker Donovan Frankenreiter will be playing on the Nantucket Music Festival’s main stage on Saturday, August 2nd at 12:15.


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Edward sharPe & the Magnetic Zeros

Headlining the Nantucket Music Festival are the folksy rock-and-rollers Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. With their Johnny-Cash-June-Carter duo of lead singers Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, this twelvepiece band tops the charts with catchy songs that have been playing on a loop from coast to coast. Now Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will be rocking the main stage on Tom Nevers Field this August.

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The band first struck it big in 2009 with their debut release of Up from Below, featuring chart-topping songs


“Home” and “Janglin.” And the hits kept coming. Their next album shot to number one on the Independent Music Chart and was named amongst the top ten best albums of 2012 by Rolling Stone. They’ve since been touring the country’s biggest festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. Next up—Nantucket! Playing on the Main Stage Sunday, August 3rd at 3:00, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ soulful, psychedelic sound will transport you back to the island’s hippie days and is sure to be far-out performance.

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Bruce hornsBy After winning three Grammys and selling more than eleven million albums, Bruce Hornsby remains a musical genius across the soundscape, from classical to jazz,

blues to bluegrass, gospel rock to folk. He’s jammed out with all the greats: Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, the Grateful Dead— even the late rap legend Tupac Shakur. Yet amidst it all, Hornsby is probably known best for his solo act—just him and a piano, jamming away his number-one hit, “The Way It Is.” Hornsby’s performances are one-of-a-kind, packed with piano improvisations and new twists on old classics. With the Grey Lady as his muse on Sunday, August 2nd, one can only wonder what Hornsby will create when he steps on to the main stage to close out the Music Festival at 8:15.

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The son of musical giants James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben Taylor couldn’t ignore his musical fate for long. He formed the Ben Taylor Band in 2001 and then set out on his own solo career, propelling him out from the shadows of his parents and winning him acclaim in his right. Taylor’s first album, Famous Among the Barns, climbed to 31 on the Billboard Chart for independent albums, followed by Another Run Around the Sun, which placed 38th. His music is a cross between Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Steely Dan, and, of course, that of his father, arguably the greatest folk singer ever. Living on Martha’s Vineyard, Ben Taylor’s commute to the Nantucket Music Festival will be easy…easy like Sunday morning. Ben Taylor will be performing on the VIP Stage on Saturday August 2nd at 2:15.

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Music Festival Ayla Brown was destined to be a star. The daughter of former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and former television reporter Gail Huff, Ayla Brown was recruited to play basketball for Boston College at the age of fifteen. However before she even stepped onto the court for the BC Eagles, Brown found her stroke as a country musician. She made it to the semifinals on American Idol and recorded her first in-studio album entitled Forward. Then came a full athletic scholarship to BC where she played four years of NCAA Division I basketball and earned the nickname “Downtown Ayla Brown” for draining three-pointers. After college, Brown packed up her car and headed to Nashville to pursue her dream to become a country singer. She’s since performed at venues around the world, including a twoweek tour in Afghanistan singing for the troops. Now this Boston-bred beauty is headed to Nantucket to perform on the VIP stage at the Music Festival on Sunday, August 3rd at 2:15.

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Since getting together in a dorm room at Tufts University, this Boston-bred band has become an indie-rock sensation. Guster cracked the Billboard Top 40, sold out shows across the country, and has drawn hundreds of thousands of fans to their fun-loving, comical live performances. With a sound that’s a cross between the Mamas and the Papas, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones, Guster first

struck it big in 1999 with their second album, Lost and Gone Forever. Now as they head to Nantucket for one of their only East Coast

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performances this summer, Guster will take the main stage on Sunday, August 3rd, at 1:30.


When reggae first made landfall on Nantucket at the Chicken Box in 1979 courtesy of the late Robert “Seaweed” Reed, Steel Pulse was emerging as England’s first reggae group. Fighting adversity from concert bookers, the group teamed up with English punk rockers the Clash and the Police to gain popularity in England and abroad. From the U.K., they went on to win a Grammy in 1988 and have played a pivotal role in popularizing roots reggae music throughout the world. Just ask Bill Clinton, who invited Steel Pulse to play at his inauguration party in 1993—the first time a reggae band ever played for a POTUS. Over the years, many island residents have ventured off-island to see the band at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. This year, they


will be saved the trip when Steel Pulse takes the main stage on Saturday, August 2nd, at 3:00.

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Chadwick stoKes In the early nineties, Chadwick Stokes Urmston first found himself on Nantucket by way of Cisco Brewery, where he and his then-little-known band Dispatch played for the local crowd. Fast forward to 2007, Chadwick Stokes and Dispatch were playing a much grander venue, selling out Madison Square Garden three nights in a row. Now pursuing a solo career, Stokes has a folk-rock sound that carries a humanitarian message. In 2008, Stokes was named Humanitarian of the Year at the Boston Music Awards for his work with the foundation he co-created, Calling All Crows, which “partners musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism.� Returning to Nantucket for the Music Festival, Stokes will be performing on the main stage Saturday afternoon at 1:30.

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Son of country-rock legend Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson is the front man for this

scorching-hot, roots blues, country, and rock band. Less than five years old, Promise of the Real has been touring nonstop, playing with big names like BB King and Willie Nelson and appearing on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. On stage, Nelson has a rich and soulful voice beyond his years. His face-melting guitar riffs channel his heroes Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and of course, his father to ignite audiences. No stranger to island living, Nelson was brought up in Hawaii, but should feel right at home playing on the shores of the Atlantic on Sunday, August 3rd, at 12:15 on the main stage.


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hen Tom Scott and Kate Brosnan launched the Nantucket Project four

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years ago, they did so in the shadow of TED, the hugely popular conference that has been around for thirty years. “I didn’t want to do just some version of TED on Nantucket,” Tom Scott says. “I wanted to make this an event that people on the East Coast simply couldn’t miss.” And so he experimented. Each year’s conference drew bigger and bigger names across the spectrum—inventors, philanthropists, financiers, politicians, poets. The Nantucket Project is emerging as a world-class intellectual conference in its own right. But now in a bold move, Tom Scott has enlisted the help of the very man he set out to distance his conference from: TED’s legendary founder, Richard Saul Wurman. To understand what Wurman will bring to this year’s Nantucket Project, we need to go back to the year 1984, when he founded TED. Wurman built the conference around the observation that a powerful convergence was happening in the fields of technology, entertainment, and design, thus the name TED. It was the same year that Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh and Sony came out with shiny new discs, even though no one even had a CD player yet. Wurman quickly grasped the significance of these breakthroughs, and trotted out the first Macs and CDs onstage at the original TED conference. Wurman’s conference sought to understand how developments in design and entertainment could help people utilize all of the newfound computing power in a way that actually made them more human—not less. Wurman went on to make TED a global phenomenon, he says, by addition through subtraction. He basically threw away all of the things he hated about conferences—reserved seating, dress codes, panels, and people “selling” from the stage. Wurman also did away with lecterns. As he is fond of pointing out, all lecterns do is “cover the groin area and make the speaker feel less vulnerable.” Along with jettisoning the lecterns, he effectively cians. And doom and gloom. And it worked. TED Talks, as Wurman’s radically pareddown speaker format came to be known, have been viewed online over two billion times.

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did away with canned speeches. And politi-


espite the conference’s undeniable success, Wurman would bristle at the notion that he is Mr. TED. He sold TED in 2002 and wishes he had parted with it sooner. “I feel like if I have done something, why do it again?” he says. “Just making a modest improvement on something is not as satisfying as creating something new.” Wurman’s restless curiosity led him to produce over forty different events. He sees all of them as “an elaborate hobby,” along with his eighty-three books that cover a dizzying array of subjects, from sports to health care to finance. While it may be just a hobby, Wurman’s work has spawned an entire field of study called “information architecture,” a term he coined. So what about Wurman’s latest hobby, the Nantucket Project? Wurman will be speaking at the event in September and has also signed on as a member of the advisory board. His influence is already being felt, as Scott and his team are looking to adapt a N magazine

wide range of new formats for conversations on-


stage. “What Saul has taught me is that once you have succeeded in subtracting what you don’t like, then you can start to creatively add things back in, like stunning visual presentations,” Scott says.

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Transforming big data into big understanding: Cities are represented by enormous amounts of data, all of which is collected in different ways. Richard Saul Wurman’s and his partners’ ( and ESRI) Urban Observatory project creates a common language and scale for people to understand cities using maps and other visualizations.


ne of the creative additions to the Nantucket Project this year is TNP Labs, a production and innovation laboratory. BMW and art-world impresario Renee Harbers Liddell have both partnered with TNP Labs to produce a groundbreaking film series for the Project. In addition to a slate of inhouse productions, TNP Labs and its partners are bringing six cutting-edge filmmakers to the island to create short films inspired by presentations at the event. “We see our place in the world as storytellers,” says Scott, “but more specifically, we are concerned with how to tell the modern story.” How can we separate what is truly important from all of the noise in our world today? To answer this question, Scott is looking to Wurman for guidance. And that is also why—not coincidentally—Wurman is the subject of one of TNP Lab’s first films, to premiere Sep-

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This home on 11 Union Street dates back to 1802, when it was built and owned by a local baker named Nathan Beebe. Aside from removal of its nineteenth century chimney, this old house retains most of its original architectural elements from its original wood flooring to its Victorian-style front door. Today, builder Justin Quinn and architects Ethan McMorrow and Ted Burnham have teamed up to give 11 Union a complete new-meets-old renovation. Scheduled completion is spring 2015.


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Built in the 1880s, this carriage house in town has evolved over the years from serving as the Sea Cliff Hotel’s horse stable, to Irvin Wyer’s private barn, to the Holiday Cycle bike rental shop in the 1950s. The barn’s most recent transformation came courtesy of Cottage & Castle builders and BPC architects, who teamed up to restore its historic exterior while completely modernizing the interior. The result is not your average horse stable.

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Built by Upstate Door and supplied by JB Sash & Door, these front sliding barn doors match the original barn doors, which had deteriorated beyond repair. These modern doors, topped with an original transom window, meet today’s stringent building and energy codes while disappearing into the wall when they are opened to reveal a modern interior in stark juxtaposition to the traditional exterior.

In the foreground, the modern white leather dining chairs surround a solid oak table and rest on a heated concrete floor, finished with a high-gloss white epoxy. In the background, a hallway leads to

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the private quarters of the bedroom wing and gym.


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Sleek and modern, the master suite occupies the catbird seat, and the entirety of the bedroom wing’s second floor. The bedroom opens onto a private roof deck and, in spite of its location in the heart of town, the views are of the green yards of the neighbors.

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The Duravit vanity and sink basin of the first floor en-suite guest bathroom were provided by the Water Closet in Nantucket. The wall covering was provided by JFS Design

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Studio and continues into the adjacent bedroom space.


installed by Nantucket Glass & Mirror, and its two sides are flanked by clear, frameless panels of glass. The fourth side of the shower is open to the rest of the room and features a custom boat-deck drainage plane that is set into the floor in order to catch and collect and overspray.

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The master bathroom is laid out around a central, free-standing shower. The shower fixtures originate from a primary wall of white glass, fabricated and


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The new Nantucket Community Music Center achieves harmony in design.


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133 Nantucket Community Music Center student Phaedra Plank

f ever there were a music school that made you want to break out in song, this is it. After three years of planning and construction, the new Nantucket Community Music Center at 56 Center Street is simply exhilarating. Belying its traditional Federal-style façade, built in 1843 by whale oil merchant Harrison Gray Otis Dunham, the interior achieves perfect harmony in the use of colors, textures, and lighting. Conceived by Wendy Schmidt, with an interior design by Kathleen Hay and Joe Paul of BPC Architecture, this is not your father’s music school. The space was designed as much to inspire as it is to teach, and succeeds on so many levels that it is hard to single out a specific highlight of the building. The graceful central staircase, which was preserved through the devastating fire that nearly totally destroyed the structure last year, is set against a medley of soft hues of golden yellows, creamy whites, and light browns. Contrasting the traditional elements of crown moldings and a period fireplace, the space is filled with contemporary accents from Hay’s signature light fixtures, to Lucite framed audience chairs in a recital room featuring a baby grand piano. On the second floor, it is clear that Schmidt was not afraid to push the envelope. The school features a library with a striking, highgloss orange wall and trim paint, which on paper may have seemed out of place, but within the context of the space adds a perfect note. The teaching studios off the main hallway feature porthole windows that provide visitors a playful opportunity to watch students performing without compromising

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he building was con-

control center than a conventional

structed with acoustical

music school. Another window

engineering to not only

provides a view into a state-of-

make the performance areas quiet

the-art, professional recording

within, but to prevent noise from

studio worthy of any recording

impacting the neighborhood.

artist. The sophistication both

Consistent with Schmidt’s focus

in equipment and design of this

on sustainable design, the build-

room seems almost inconceivable

ing includes geothermal and rain-

that you are still on Nantucket.

water catchment systems.

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The music school so impressed


Perhaps the biggest surprise ele-

one family on the island who

ment of this building is in its base-

were considering moving to the

ment. Exiting the elevator, one is

mainland that they are now

immediately struck by the flush-

reconsidering their decision. The

board walls that are bathed in blue

success of the Nantucket Commu-

light, creating a nautical effect

nity Music Center’s design goes

reminiscent of an aquarium. One

well beyond its functionality; it

giant porthole window provides

extends to an ability to uplift.

a view of a computer classroom,

Like good music itself, this proj-

which looks more like a NASA

ect stirs the soul.

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Over thirty years in business, Rafael Osona Auctions are anything but old.

Most would say a sunset on Nantucket is priceless, but if you ask Rafael Osona, it’s worth $17,000. Alongside his wife Gail, Osona is the fast-talking, third-generation antiquarian of Nantucket’s only auction house on 21 Washington Street. Over the past thirty-three years, he’s traded well over 180,000 items, ranging from a whaling captain’s walking stick that sold for over $71,000 to a Nantucket basket that fetched a handsome $115,000. Osona has also used his auctioneering skills to raise millions for local nonprofits, sometimes auctioning off items that you’d never expect to find for sale. Ten years ago, he raised $17,000 for Hospice on Nantucket by selling a sunset at Galley beach. Working the crowd, he then sold a lock of his hair. It went for five grand.

hen Osona mounts his auction stage every summer, bidders call in from as far as London and Hong Kong to get in on the action. More than half of the items the Osonas sell have been acquired onisland, thus keeping some of the most interesting and valuable heirlooms circulating within the Nantucket community. A set of table and chairs once belonging to the Kennedys, for instance, is used every day by a local family, while chairs from ships in the Boston Tea Party were sold to the Whaling Museum. The Osonas travel coast to coast in search of 18thto 20th-century art and antiques that will keep connoisseurs from around the world bidding year after year. Each of his sales has a tale behind it. He recalls the story of the “cigar-store Indian” from Ohio. The proprietor of the smoke shop talked him and Gail into auctioning off his “cigarstore Indian,” the signature wooden carving of a Native American in full headdress that welcomed tobacco buyers in the 18th and 19th centuries. “The owner was ill and she needed money,” Osona remembers. “For the next three days, we carried this Indian on our backs from the rental car in and out of the hotel room because we didn’t want it to get stolen. It looked like we were carrying a dead body.” Osona sold the Indian for over $50,000 and “made the storeowner’s life.” A similar story belongs to Rebecca Davidson Packer, an English professor at NYU who inherited her aunt’s island home and two-bedroom apartment in New York City in 2011. The apartment was brimming with antiques: silver trays, tortoiseshell boxes, Paul Revere silver, brass candlesticks, and at least eight hundred pieces of blue and white china. “There were silver platters piled on the beds,” Packer says, “imported chinaware piled in the closet and stuffed into the bookcases, all covered in dust. My aunt was a bit of a hoarder and that is how I came to rely on Rafael.” Osona put his antiquarian eye to work, cataloging the myriad of items with auctioneer efficiency. “He’s like Antiques Roadshow on steroids,” Packer laughs. When the last gavel came slamming down, Osona had sold the entire collection, allowing Packer to not only buy her aunt’s house on Nantucket, but also to fully renovate it.

ven for a man who can sell a sunset for the price of a car, there are some items that Osona simply can’t sell on Nantucket. He’s passed up at least two shrunken heads that rolled across his desk, which he says some collectors elsewhere will pay upwards of $50,000 for. He also owns an old prison-issue straightjacket that he can’t find the right fit for amongst his usual clientele. In recent years, Osona has seen a dramatic change in taste and acquisitions, which he sums up as less is more. “Before, there were six 18thcentury chests of drawers in a typical house, now there are only one or two,” he says. “It doesn’t have to be an antique lamp on an antique dresser on an antique rug anymore. Now there might be an acrylic lamp on the same chest.” He chuckles, “Antiques can be a little busy.”

Many of Osona’s auction guests come just for the experience, citing his ease of entertaining the audience and working the crowd. When Osona worked at the William Doyle auction house in New York City, he would sell 130 to 140 items per hour, but on Nantucket he elects to sell only sixty per hour. “I do a thirtysecond spiel and we joke around, we laugh,” he says. Osona is a third-generation antiquarian. His father was a museum conservator of Old Master paintings, while his grandfather was a connoisseur of antiques and art in Spain and then Argentina. Now as his two boys, Rafael and Erin, enter the family business, it looks like Osona’s auctions will never be just a thing of the past. You can bid on it.


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Picking the brain of how-to guru and longtime island summer resident Russ Morash

taught you how to garden. So I just stumbled on a vein

fore there were Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, and networks

of ignorance that I could excite with my offerings and it

devoted entirely to do-it-yourselfers, there was Russ Mo-

worked.” Thirteen Emmys later, Morash was the man with

rash’s The French Chef with Julia Child, This Old House,

the golden touch in public television. His legacy of how-to

The New Yankee Workshop, and The Victory Garden. “No-

programming went on to spawn a whole new dimension of

body told you how to fix anything years ago,” Morash

television. In recognition of his remarkable career redefin-

says in his greenhouse overlooking Nantucket Harbor.

ing the industry, Morash received a lifetime-achievement

“Nobody taught you how to cook, nobody taught you how

award at this year’s Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy

to hammer a nail or square a board—certainly nobody

Awards held in California last month.

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Russ Morash is the granddaddy of how-to television. Be-


“People have always respected what public television has done,” Morash says. “We made a difference and I’m happy about the difference that we made.” Morash proudly displays an old photo snapped at the former parking lot at WGBH. His eyes are smiling. The photo is of the first garden he planted and filmed for The Victory Garden back in 1975. Morash and his show soon left that lot, and took his faithful viewers around the globe. From Holland to France to Australia and beyond, Morash documented and shared the world’s finest gardens through a seasoned eye. Today, this same seasoned eye is showing me around his home garden on Nantucket. As we pass through a deer fence he recently crafted together using bamboo reeds, there’s no question Morash is still the master of how-to.

N MagaziNe: Of all your shows, Morash: It has to be difficult. It has

competition in some ways, it’s

to be challenging from a garden-

building my base. That’s how I

which was your favorite?

Morash: I would have to say The ing perspective. You can’t just Victory Garden. Julia [Child]

have a bed full of tulips.

far a show is concerned, it was

N MagaziNe: Today there are entire

N MagaziNe: Do you miss it? Morash: Not at all. I did it for so

The Victory Garden. The reason

networks devoted to how to do it

many years. Did everything

for it was it was the hardest show

yourself. What are your thoughts


to do, extremely hard to do. We

on the shows your programs in-

went all around the world to find


N MagaziNe: How would you im-

great gardens, but they are few

Morash: I would much rather

prove the how-to shows that are

and far between to be honest

have people watching copycat

out there today?

with you.

programs on how to fix a house

Morash: Martha Stewart would say

than I would on something re-

you better make sure the camera

N MagaziNe: What makes for a great ally profoundly stupid like golf.

is shooting me at all times. That

[Laughs] Even though it’s the

really is a disservice to her view-

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was of course great fun, but as


used to feel, when I was in it.


ers. The viewer could care less about a picture of Martha. They want to see the plant. That mistake is made again, again, and again in programs that emulate ours. Go beyond the face—it’s not about the face.

N MagaziNe: Tell me, what have you copied from the world’s finest gardens?

Morash: I use a lot of white in the garden. You see, white is a universal color. It blends well with everything, and marries well with the blue of the sky. White leads the eye, allowing it to travel. Yellow and gold are difficult. They make a full-stop statement.

N MagaziNe: What are you planting this July?

Morash: Seed potatoes, red gold in particular. Another good one is Bintje, a Dutch heirloom.

N MagaziNe: Are they really that much better than store-bought? Morash: Like night and day! And they’re easy. Children love to dig them. I start them in July and harvest them all the way through November. There’s nothing like potatoes and eggs.

N MagaziNe: How about tomatoes—any favorites? Morash: For cherry tomatoes, I’d say Sun Gold. They ripen early, which is nice. I don’t love heirloom varieties because they are low-yield. Celebrity is the perfect size. It’s disease-free and delicious. It’s also determinate, which means it stops growing at about five feet tall. That means it can be grown in a container if you don’t have a garden. Jet Star comes in second to Celebrity. And Big Boy is pretty good, too.

N MagaziNe: What about flower beds—any tips? Morash: I’m a big fan of raised beds. First of all, it gets you closer to the material. The other thing it does is dry out the soil, which is useful because we can control the water but we can’t control the sun. So at some point you want to dry out the soil.

N MagaziNe: What do you recommend for combatting Nantucket’s sandy soil? Morash: I recommend you go to the dump and get some of the compost that they virtually give away for a small fee. That stuff is fantastic. It doesn’t have any particular nutrients in it, but what it does is binds the soil together, and it’s pretty much weed-free. It’s a neutral thing that helps improve the texture of the soil. You add the nutrients with fertilizers. The key ingredient to a good garden is the right soil.

N MagaziNe: What are you harvesting this July? Morash: Sugar snap peas, naturally. You know, like peas and salmon on the Fourth? Delicious.

N MagaziNe: What graces the Morash home vases in July? Morash: Most definitely large, white Casablanca lilies. They are glorious flowers. Excareful to replace the ones you cut, because they won’t bloom the following year. Another flower we love is the peacock lily. It’s inexpensive and beautiful. Remember, you are talking to an old Yankee here.

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teven Gambrel is widely celebrated for his endless dedication to creating highly customized interiors and architectural details for large projects spanning from Manhattan to the Hamptons, Zurich to Hong Kong. The founder and president of S.R. Gambrel, Inc., Gambrel’s work has been featured in leading architectural and design publications such as World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House and Garden, Town and Country, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and Elle Décor. He was honored in 2012 as one of “today’s greatest talents in Architecture and Design” in Architectural Digest’s “AD 100.” His book, Time and Place, was released in March 2012. On Wednesday, July 30th, Gambrel will bring his design expertise to Nantucket as the keynote speaker at the NHA’s Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket Designer Luncheon.

n MagaZine: When did you first come to Nantucket? What do you

n MagaZine: If there is one design element that changes the feel

find most special about the island?

of a room instantly, what would you say it is?

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gaMBrel: Paint.

proached I remember thinking it looked exactly as it probably had for the past two centuries, which is a pretty magical thing.

n MagaZine: Is designing an “island” residence different than other locations?

n MagaZine: How would you describe your design style? gaMBrel: I like to adhere to the spirit of the place and learn from

gaMBrel: There tends to be lighter, looser quality to the textiles. I try to make the interiors irreverent rather than studied.

the elements around me. With that said, there is always a twist added to keep the design current and unexpected.

n MagaZine: How would you describe Nantucket’s design aesthetic?

n MagaZine: How do you successfully incorporate antiques into

gaMBrel: Classic all-American mixed with a maritime history.

modern design?

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gaMBrel: Most of the antiques I choose have clean lines, and


although they may be time-worn, they always have a timeless

n MagaZine: Which designer has most impacted your career? gaMBrel: Mostly a group of designers from the 40s, 50s, and


60s who shared a classical sensibility.

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n MagaZine: What role do historical buildings play in the 21st century?

gaMBrel: They serve as inspiration for new architecture, and also a great way of preserving our past and giving relevance to unique places.

n MagaZine: Is there a period of antiques or style that you think works particularly well for houses on Nantucket?

gaMBrel: Simple 19th-century English furniture. n MagaZine: What advice would you give to an aspiring interior designer or architect?

gaMBrel: Develop a good sense of proportion by studying great classic architecture and design from the past.

n MagaZine: What are you most proud of in your career?

gaMBrel: Simply a consistent level of detailed work that is appreciated by my clients.

n MagaZine: What do you think are some of the biggest mistakes that people make when designing homes?

gaMBrel: Not sticking to a consistent story and trying to incorporate too many ideas into one scheme when they aren’t necessarily relevant to the big

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a Few Favorites For Another summer is in full swing and with this sunshine season comes hundreds of ways to make the most of every day on the beautiful island of Nantucket. And if you’re lucky enough to be here for the Fourth of July, then you really know how much fun there is to be had! Here’s a taste of some hip and fresh ways to celebrate ACK and America on the 02554.


For the -days: When it comes to skincare, FOLLAIN has you covered. This new store on 9 South Beach Street is filled with good-foryou beauty products, from soaps to lip gloss to nail polish and more. Check out their selection of sunscreens while you’re there. I’m digging the zinc sunscreen, which unlike most other zinc sun blocks, actually goes on clear when you apply it. Great for the busy lifeguards out at the beaches from Surfside to ‘Sconset.

art thou proud: Let your chil- stars and stripes: Local screen dren get creative and explore the printer Domenica Rohrborn of Grey island while they’re at it. New to Nantucket is Mer’s Anchored Artists, where Meredith Hanson lets the kiddies have fun and get artsy with a day away at her kids camp. With great energy and mega talent, Meredith takes your kids on field trips to paint picturesque places like the American flag on Brant Point! They will come home with their finished canvases and loads to chat about. Check out meredithhansonart. com to learn more.

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you say festive?: Looking for a good way to pACK your brews for the beach? We’re digging the cans from Cisco Brewers! Get into the red, white and blue spirit and buy their Sankaty Lights, Indie Pale Ales and Whale’s Tales. They look cool and taste even better! Pick up your twelve-pack at Epernay on 1 North Beach Street as you head out to celebrate the 4th out at Eel Point.

Clothing Co. has two things in mind when she makes Nantucket tee shirts: They have to be super soft and perfect to wear all year. That’s why I’m crazy about her “4th of July Nantucket Baseball Tee” which has stars on the sleeves and has “Nantucket” on the front. (And yes, it’s so cozy you’ll wanna sleep in it too!) Head over to her Facebook page and learn how to buy them online.


Perfectly : I’m always searching for fresh ways to wear my Nantucket…and the new “coordinates” bracelets from Blue Beetle is a sweet and subtle way to sport your ACK. With the Nantucket longitude and latitude coordinates on this bangle, it looks great alone or stACKed with other bracelets. Grab yours at 12 Main Street on your way to watch the Fourth of July festivities on the cobblestones. BONUS: They come in gold, antique gold or silver!

a FaBulous Fourth WRiTTEN bY Holly finiGan

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ruBBer -made: Hey gents, looking for a way to make a Shoe SPLASH on the fashion scene? Jon Terbell at One Orange Shop has Red White and Blue Rubber “Swims” Loafers. They look just like regular loafers and N magazine

you can make a statement with them at CRU, wear them out to a crazy night dancing at the BOX and even jump in the harbor with them on, and they remain in tact and any dirt washes right off. See what else this awesome men’s boutique has in store for you on Old South Wharf.



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Island Properties real estate SHAwkEMo – SHAwkEMo RoAD

Prestigious, private waterfront property, located on 15.5-acres with panoramic views, is a rare opportunity to own an elegant Nantucket Estate! $27,500,000.

DioNiS – TRoTTS HillS

A beautiful and unique 3-building property set high on a hill in Dionis with water views and lots of privacy at this glorious retreat. $5,950,000.

PolPiS – PolPiS RoAD

Gracious and meticulously kept home located in much sought after fulling Mill neighborhood offering privacy, water views and deeded beach access. $2,995,000.


This newly constructed property, with exquisite details and craftsmanship, is a must see for the discerning buyer! $12,950,000.


lovely family home set in Sconset’s most desirable neighborhood with comfortable living spaces and wonderfully landscaped grounds.$4,295,000.


Recently completed 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in a desirable Sconset location – offered furnished and ready for Summer 2014 occupancy! $2,950,000.

PocoMo – PocoMo RoAD

Prominently set on 6.8-acres with views of the upper Harbor and Sound, this post-and-beam style home offers classical styling with numerous modern touches. $6,995,000.

wEST of TowN – MillbRook RoAD

Magnificent family home on a private 3-acre lot with beautiful surroundings and views. Great spaces for entertaining family and friends! $3,950,000.


Thoughtfully renovated, historic, turn-key home located a short distance to downtown – the perfect melding of old and new! $1,495,000.

oUR TEAM Michael o’Mara • Elizabeth Almodobar • Ed Gillum Hal Herrick • Robert Sarkisian • Meagan Malloy Jessica Mayerjak • Heather Duval • Portia Valero

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We can show you any property listed on Nantucket.

iSlAND PRoPERTiES REAl ESTATE 35a old South Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 fAX 508.228.6999 PHoNE • 508.228.8748187 •


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a quicK chat with nantucKet Police chieF, Bill PittMan n MagaZine: Fourth of July is always a busy time for the Nantucket

chieF PittMan: There have been so many that I can’t even begin to

Police Department. How do you plan on keeping beach revelers

pick out the most interesting. I guess the one that always sticks

safe and on their best behavior this Independence Day?

in my mind as something totally foreign to what I was accus-

chieF PittMan: As far as keeping the beaches safe, we plan on ad-

tomed is the day the New England Patriots were in the playoffs

dressing those who are not on their best behavior. We have asked

for a Super Bowl spot, and the power went out on the island just

the State Police to once again assist us with providing patrols at

before game time. The 911 switchboard lit up with folks wanting

the beaches where historically we have seen the biggest crowds.

to know when the power was coming back on, and if it didn’t,

By monitoring the crowds

did we know where they

and taking action if we

could watch the game. I

observe problems or un-

learned real quick what

derage beachgoers drink-

constitutes a true emer-

ing alcoholic beverages

gency on the island ver-

we can hopefully prevent

sus on the mainland.

more serious problems from occurring. Our goal

n MagaZine: Have you ever

is to allow everyone to

had to draw your weapon?


chieF PittMan:



In my 32-

4th of July safely in their

year career, yes. Since

own way.

I’ve been here on the island, no.

n MagaZine: What’s the most common reason people

n MagaZine: When you’re

get arrested on Nantucket

not serving and protect-

during the summer?

ing, how do you like to

chieF PittMan:

spend your time on the





Generally while operat-

chieF PittMan:

ing a motor vehicle.

boating, flying, reading,


honey-do projects around

n MagaZine: What words of

the house. I’m actually

warning would you give

learning how to play a

the college crowd coming

musical instrument.

to the island this summer to party on our beaches?

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chieF PittMan: Respect your


n MagaZine: How is it being Chief of Police on a small

fellow beachgoers, respect the environment and leave only foot-

resort island? Ever feel a bit like Chief Brody in Jaws?


chieF PittMan: No, not really. The problems facing this island are in some ways no different than those of a city; they just tend to be

n MagaZine: Can you share any interesting or funny calls you or

on a smaller scale. As a small town chief, I tend to deal with many

one of your officers responded to on the island? Any cat-in-a-tree

issues that would not have ever made it to my desk in the city.

type stories?

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NANTUCKET’S PREMIER WATERFRONT OYSTER BAR This premier restaurant and oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in the visually stunning waterfront setting of Nantucket harbor.

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Gary Winn, Broker 508.330.3069 Polpis $13,750,000

Monomoy $12,500,000

West of Town $9,875,000

Monomoy $7,500,000

Polpis $4,995,000

Madaket $2,795,000

Sconset $9,995,000

Sconset $1,795,000

Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty | 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Craig Hawkins Broker 508-228-1881, ext. 119

Bernadette Maglione 37 Main Street, Nantucket Island, MA 02554

Broker 508-228-1881, ext. 203

TOWN Just totally restored and perfect in every way. Three finished floors, 7BR/6.5 baths done in Carrera marble, new kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, big family room, beautiful yard, off street parking. Original moldings, trim, floors, beams, paneling intact. An absolute must see property!

SHAWKEMO The quality and finish work throughout this property is exceptional and absolutely must be seen to be appreciated. This incredible main dwelling offers several living areas and views out over butting conservation land. This is an extraordinary execution of a brilliant design.

CLIFF Beautifully restored 1747 antique home on desirable Cliff Road, a five minute walk into town. Many original features including four fireplaces, wide pine flooring, moldings and raised paneling. Magnificent, private yard and gardens, and covered dining patio. Wonderful views of Sound from roof walk.

TOWN The George C. Gardner House - one of the premier properties in the town of Nantucket. Over a half acre of magnificent gardens and landscaping. Restored in 2004-05 maintaining its historical integrity and original moldings, finishes, ornamental trim, replacing plumbing, electrical and new systems.





TOWN Renovated antique with large back yard and beautiful landscaping. Three finished floors plus basement. Wonderful floor plan for families and large groups. Bright kitchen with French doors leading to patio and yard. Two off-street parking spaces. $3,875,000

CLIFF Thoughtfully renovated Cliff Road property just steps to the Beach and Town. Six bedroom home with attached studio and a garage. New cedar roof, new storm windows, renovated bathrooms, and upscale furniture. Offered completely turn-key.

TOWN Comfortable 4 BR home with nice yard and offstreet parking. Owned by the great grandson of original owner/builder and has always been in the same family. Generous size rooms, high ceilings and original details. Excellent rental history.

TOM NEVERS Private, three acre compound featuring a new, spacious four bedroom home, two bedroom cottage and third building, a two car garage with studio above. Both the main house and guest house have full basements with high ceilings.




WAUWINET Three acres of privacy and wonderful views of Polpis Harbor. Well-built four bedroom house with covered porches and decks plus a garage with a two bedroom apartment with views. Less than 1.5 miles to the public beach access and parking at Polpis Harbor.

SCONSET An incredibly unique offering of over a half acre with a 4 BR fully furnished main house along with a two car garage - guest apartment above for family and friends. 1/4 mile to the ‘Sconset Casino in the heart of the village. Expansion capabilities.

SURFSIDE Large custom home in Surfside with a private path out to the beach and views out to the South Shore. Built on 2.78 very private acres. The perfect beach house for a large family or entertaining. Extremely private location. Original owner, never rented.

SHAWKEMO Sweeping, 180 degree views spanning from Nantucket Town to the Harbor, Coatue, Pocomo and Great Point. Well built 4 BR home with a wrap around deck, full basement and attached garage. Lot is approved for a second dwelling.





TOWN Large, totally restored barn. 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, three finished floors, custom kitchen with Sub Zero, granite counters, etc. Large rooms throughout. Two patios, yard, garage and off street parking.

CLIFF Appealing home on quiet stone lane off Cliff Road. Open floor plan with bright, modern feel. First floor BR, full bath, wrap-around covered porch, stone stack walls, landscaped yard. Lot is almost double the size required in R-1 zoning.

TOWN Renovated five bedroom, five and 1/2 bath home on Fair Street with original historic details throughout the house. Pine floors, chair rails and original doors are still intact. There is parking for one car with entryway off of parking area.

TOWN 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home in the Old Historic District. Large deck and gardens compliment the interior living spaces. Top end kitchen appliances, marble counter tops, surround sound system, A/C, central vac., two fireplaces and custom built-ins and molding throughout the home. Move-in condition.





Town $4,795,000

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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