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Inside a Nantucket home that epitomizes the coastal granny look – DIRT

Today’s kids, twirling their old-school hoops and showcasing their coastal granny aesthetic on TikTok! Listen, youngsters, if you want that look – whitewashed interiors, voluminous hydrangeas, white slipcovers, antique wooden beams, wicker baskets galore – go to Nantucket, where they practically invented today’s ultra-hip style. today.

About 30 miles off Cape Cod, the sleepy, scenic island is known for its whaling history, pristine beaches, trio of lighthouses, and photogenically beloved downtown with narrow cobblestone streets. The name comes from its first inhabitants, the Wampanog people, who are related to the Algonquin nation; the name derives from the Algonquin word “Natockete” which means “distant place”.

Indeed, “darling” might just be how a budding coastal grandmother would describe this circa 1740 jewelry cottage in the town center. Everything about it is pretty small except for the $4.25 million price tag, because you have to pay and pay dearly for this kind of understated perfection. Still, the modest home manages to pack three bedrooms and four bathrooms into its 2,487 square feet. The lot size is equally small at 0.11 acres.

Listed by Bernadette Meyer with Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty, the beautifully restored old house is filled with history and charm, completely renovated to meet today’s needs. There are reclaimed wood floors and hand-hewn beams throughout, as well as several indoor and outdoor living areas.

Upon entering, to the right is a large dining room with wood-burning fireplace, while to the left is a formal living room. The attractive renovated kitchen has exposed beams, a large island and French doors opening onto a side terrace. A cozy sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace next to the kitchen includes a soft cantou. (There are four working fireplaces throughout the chalet.)

At the back of the house, a family room offers a built-in berth for additional guests and access to the garden, while a full bathroom and mudroom are perfect for cleaning up after the beach.

Nestled up a private staircase, the second-floor owner’s suite is well separated from the other bedrooms and offers a dressing room, a balcony that overlooks the garden and a bathroom with a large bathtub. A separate staircase leads to two bedrooms which share an antique bathroom.

A patio and a blue stone terrace overlook a green courtyard surrounded by a hedge for more privacy. Lilies? Yeah. Flowering vines? Sure. The all-important hydrangea bushes just begging to be pruned to be submitted by someone wearing $800 linen palazzo pants and a flowing scarf? You know that, grandma!