Find chic details in the main living space like chairs from Grand Rapids Furniture Co. and a Pindler fabric-wrapped couch.
In the kitchen, Georgantas used custom shiplap to ensure every board had the same dimensions and lined up perfectly in the room.
Tucked away on a quiet, one-way lane in Nantucket lies an enchanting countryside estate that serves as a second home for interior designer Elizabeth Georgantas (livegeorgantas.com). e property itself features stunning grounds and a magni cent main home, but the real showstopper is this gorgeous guest cottage that is anything but a cookie-cutter vacation plot. “ e estate was originally built in 1746, but we added the cottage when we renovated the main house in 2018,” says Georgantas. “It’s really a modern take on a beachstyled home—far from the modern whitewashed houses you typically see throughout the island.” After three years of construction, the result was a 2,100-square-foot space, encompassing four bedrooms and three full and one half-baths. “ e design was very intentional yet sort of serendipitous at the same time,” she notes. “I de nitely knew what tone I wanted to take with the house, but I tend to design in a more collected forum. I’ll stumble across an eye-catching piece and then nd a place to display it.” As you enter the home and wander to the right, you are met by a spacious living and dining area. Exuding a historical yet authentic Nantucket aesthetic, the living space is grounded by a custom Merida (meridastudio.com) carpet, while a Kravet (kravet.com) leatherwrapped bench maximizes seating for guests in the adjacent dining room. Venture into the kitchen, and you are met by topof- the-line ermador (thermador. com) appliances, along with Carrara marble countertops and a stunning full backsplash that wraps around the stove’s hood. Hanging glass and polished nickel bistro shelves from Urban Archaeology (urbanarchaeology.com) further add to the space’s pristine look. For more living space, venture to the lower-level family room, where the walls are adorned in vintage tennis rackets. “I honestly just have an appreciation for all things vintage, and I fell for the collection of these old rackets,” explains Georgantas. “I loved how the di erent colors, logos and woods really complemented one another.” Wander upstairs to nd a magni cent primary suite enveloped in a wool herringbone textured wallcovering by Phillip Je ries (phillipjeffries.com), while a deluxe king bed from Hickory Chair (hickorychair.com) serves as a stunning centerpiece. Abounding with ample natural light, the ensuite bath aunts a glass-bound shower and custom Waterworks (waterworks. com) vanity paired with bronze light xtures from Pottery Barn (potterybarn. com). To top it all o , a sensational patio equipped with a full-size, hard-piped gas grill, lounge seating and an antique French bistro table (1stdibs. com) awaits guests outside. “It’s the smallest space in the house, but it’s my favorite spot,” she adds. “Guests can recline in those lounge chairs with a cup of co ee and just revel in the greenery.” After all was said and done, the result truly exceeded the designer’s expectations. “Even though it’s not your typical Nantucket house, it couldn’t be more perfect—both for the location and the space itself,” she explains. “I love that it’s cozy but not cramped. Two thousand one hundred square feet isn’t a lot, but there is still plenty for guests to enjoy.”
This Cowtan & Tout wallpaper adds a very Nantucket yet whimsical element to the powder room.
In the guest bedrooms, find detailed pieces like Indochine cane wood nesting tables from Red Egg in North Carolina.