Greydon House, a newly built luxury hotel on the island of Nantucket, opened this October and just like that my favorite destination gave me yet another reason to visit. Without ever wanting to leave. Dubbed by the National Historic Landmark District as ”the finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th-century, early 19th-century New England seaport town”, Nantucket doesn’t welcome change easily. In fact, its stringent conservation laws forbid demolition of anything built before 1950 and make it nearly impossible for new buildings to emerge. The opening of a newly built hotel becomes a rare treat!
Located in downtown Nantucket, just minutes away from the docks, Greydon House is a Greek Revival style home built in 1850 for a master mariner. Faros Properties, the real-estate development firm behind the project, extended the original footprint of the house with a three-story addition and created a seamless transition between the old and the new. It is virtually impossible to distinguish between the original building and its addition.
The tiny 20-room hotel is luxury all the way. It has a Michelin-star chef, its own signature scent and the most exquisite detailing. The interiors were outfitted by posh design firm Roman and Williams with elements deeply rooted in the local vernacular – seascapes and intricate millwork throughout, and a blend of worldwide influences that were so typical for this 18th-century whaling capital.
”The design is quintessential eclectic Nantucket. We’ve taken a historical museum as our muse with expressions of the whaling era and its trade with Asia and the Ivory Coast of Africa, along with the Bohemian era and its art colonies.” (Jeff David -managing partner of Greydon House Group)
The reception, library and bar area have a sophisticated, moody look with dark wood and teal walls. Built-ins and cozy nooks create an intimate atmosphere connecting the library, the bar and restaurant.
Bar / Lounge
Another view of the library
The bedrooms have different layouts but they all share beautifully white crisp walls and reclaimed chestnut floors. One of my favorite things about the design is the lighting. I am crazy about those pendants used in the restaurant and bedrooms! And those iron beds are just nuts!!!
The bedding is another unifying element and an excellent example of mixing patterns the right way.
Hand-painted blue and white Portuguese tiles adorn the bathrooms!
There’s even an outdoor lounge area for sipping cocktails and taking in the breeze on warmer days.
That’s it, we’re going!