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Heavenly coastal style summer retreat in Nantucket

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This mouth-watering Nantucket beach house was designed as a summer retreat for a young family by Ike Kligerman Barkley, located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The charming home maintains the integrity of the local shingle style architecture, offering a fresh, relaxing place to unwind. The home was originally dark and closed off and did not have that beach style atmosphere that the family of five was looking for. After an extensive renovation and re-decoration of the property, this four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom beach pad showcases a perfect balance of modern and traditional design elements. The new open layout creates a harmonious transition between spaces, showcasing a soft color palette of neutrals, greens and blues and lots of coastal light. A mix of artisan woodwork, plush upholstery, exposed ceiling beams and hardwood flooring helps to provide unity throughout. Custom designed textiles and vintage light fixtures infuse warmth into the spaces.

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This cozy inglenook behind the living room shares the same chimney, situated on an angle. The walls are clad in V-groove boards painted in a deep blue shade with a rubbed, weathered look.

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The living room showcases a beautiful fireplace as its focal point, while furnishings in a perfect seating arrangement welcomes conversation. The fireplace surround is composed of a a honed bluestone.

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Linen twill slipcovered furnishings allow for relaxed living and easy cleaning for the beach lifestyle. The paintings allow splashes of color into the space, while French doors on the right brings nature inside. Stepping out through the doors, one flows out to a pergola-covered deck.

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The ceiling beams runs the span of the spaces, from kitchen to dining to living room, helping to creating unity. With all of the wood flooring (hand-scraped reclaimed white oak), area rugs helps to break up the spaces and add texture.

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The shutters adds a casual feel to the home, while at the same time closing the kitchen off from the rest of the home when entertaining guests.

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The family room is situated off the kitchen, with a casual beach feel demonstrated in the linen fabrics and bleached maple ceiling.

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The master bedroom retreat is nestled upstairs with a quiet little sitting nook in front of the dormer windows for enjoying cool ocean breezes and soaking in the seaside views.

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The master bath portrays a luxurious, more modern feel dressed in Calacatta marble. The glass enclosed shower helps make the area feel more spacious.

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The home office is located just off the master suite decorated with fabric covered walls in a dark hue, inspiring one to get into work mode while vacationing at the beach.

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Off the children’s bathroom is a secret hideaway designed for play.

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Originally a freestanding single car garage, is now an art barn for the kids to work on all things creative.

Photos: Peter Aaron/Otto

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