Monday, April 15, 2013

Nantucket Charmer

This Nantucket cottage was built in the mid 1980s for the three Wathne sisters of Iceland who own a line of luxury sportswear known as 'la vie sportive'.

The 4,200 sq. ft. house was commissioned for them and includes four master suites - one for each of the sisters and the fourth one usually occupied by their mother, who liked to travel with them.

The sisters all had canopy beds which were handpainted from their own designs.  And each of the sisters' suites had matching dog beds so their two teacup poodles and little maltese could rotate among the suites at will.

I'm using the past tense because this house was sold by the Wathnes in 2001.

In the living room, you will notice a rabbit theme and what appears to be pink accents.  The cushions that appear to be pink are actually red and white pinstripes.  There is no pink in the room, despite appearances.

On the mantel in one of the master suites is a row of terns.......a nod to the name of the house 'Three Terns'.

Hope you enjoy this cottage as much as I did when I first saw it in Architectural Digest years ago.  I still love it to this day and the classic interiors are as inviting now as they were then.


Architectural Digest

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