Monday, July 4, 2011


This beautiful 1860's home on Surfside Beach, know as Sandhill, was owned and abandoned in the late 1800s  by Mary Mannering, a Londer born actress. The home was purchased in the latter half of the 1900's by the CEO of Northeast Airlines.  The home had become rental property for  20 years, so when it became available for sale 5 years ago,  a family that had rented the home each summer jumped at the chance to own it.

Due to historic preservation laws, the family was unable to change anything on the exterior of the home, but the inside was changed to fit the needs of the owners, who spend summers at the home.  Interior designer Rebecca Archer knew that the family wanted a fresh, young interior, so she went to work on the home using red, blue, white and orange.  The paneling was painted white, and polished stones and glass were used in the bathroom, giving the home a fresh and airy feel. The home was decorated with a mix of modern and traditional furnishings and accessories.

The lawn was designed Piet Oudolf, with the help landscape firm James Corner Field Operations.  The gardens are not formal, but have a whimsical air about them. There are paths to the beach through the beautiful garden. ENJOY!

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under spanish moss said...

The bathroom is so unique and eye catching. Beautiful spaces.

Anonymous said...

You know I was hooked at Nantucket! It's my favorite place. Gorgeous home. Enjoy the 4th, Teresa!! xo

designchic said...

Quintessential Nantucket beach cottage...just adore the relaxed and casual feel. The beautiful neutral bath is gorgeous, and there's nothing quite like this winding pathway to the ocean!!

vicki archer said...

These rooms are just lovely Teresa....perfect for the environment that the house is designed for....xv

quintessence said...

You know I'm a Nantucketer so I of course took notice of this article. The house is lovely! The only mistake in the piece was stating that Surfside is considered the best beach on the island - only true for teenagers looking for big waves. That being said - this is a fabulous renovation!!

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot get over this place... especially that office and bedroom — that desk — my goodness! I adore all of the touches of orange — wonderful in reflection to blue :)

Carrie said...

I love the easy-breezy look of this space, wish I was there now. Thank you for sharing.

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