Main Street Residence
Our goal in this renovation and addition was to change an unremarkable builder's house into a house of appropriate character for its context. Situated at the southern end of Main Street in Nantucket, this project is located at the core of the island's rich historic district. The site is surrounded by other period homes, with the exception of a narrow approach from Main Street. The strategy was to design a garden setting that would give the house an appropriate presence, while creating an outdoor room for the pool and guest house area. Working within the constraints of the HDC guidelines, we added a new Federal style front entrance and expanded the existing house to the south. The added space accommodates a larger kitchen and master suite, as well as the two pergolas which act as a transtion to the area around the pool.