Sconset, Estate of the Day
Island style can mean different things in different places. Usually if I say Nantucket house you'd know what to picture, the shingles, the shutters, the Colonial style. Today's Nantucket home though was designed to resemble a Hawaiian style beach house (still has the shingles though). The home known as Aloha was built in 1910 and housed the "Actors Colony" in 'Sconset at the turn of the century. It has gone through many renovations, the most recent, completed last year, brought in Black Cyprus trees from Louisiana for the porch posts. It's an upside down house meaning that the first floor is given over to bedrooms including a master bedroom with sitting room and full bath. The second floor is the public space with a large great room and access to the wraparound porch. There is a dining area, an eat-in kitchen and a fieldstone fireplace. The overall feel is very casual and welcoming. There is also a one-bedroom cottage, Little Aloha, which has a living room with a cathedral ceiling and painted floors and décor by George Davis, a Nantucket decorator. This home is listed at $4.1 million.
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