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Nantucket Cottages And Gardens: Charming Spaces On The Faraway Isle

A beautiful, colorful guide to bringing the style of Nantucket Island to your home.There is something essentially charming about a simple cottage surrounded by a fence covered with roses. More than 1,200 of these houses can be found on Nantucket Island. Nowhere in this country are there more charming and diverse cottages featuring small pocket gardens and window boxes than on Nantucket.To a large extent, the character of the island is reflective of these little early homes. They were originally built by and for island residents at a time when islanders didn’t require, didn’t desire, or couldn’t afford anything larger.Living small, as typified by cottage living, has become the responsible, chic, innovative, and practical wave of the immediate future. Many homeowners are rethinking their needs in regard to space, opting for more quality and less quantity of space. They know that a house is more than square footage, and a small home is one that can be infused with special details and designed to accommodate the lifestyle of its occupants. Neither size nor volume has anything to do with style and comfort.The homes and gardens featured in Nantucket Cottages and Gardens reflect classic design elements that have been embraced in the past and continue to survive in the present. Throughout this book, the cottages of Nantucket will inspire those who are building new, renovating, or decorating a small home. When the quantity of space is pared down, more money can be spent on the things that give a house character, such as built-ins, weathered wood furniture, unique art pieces, and handmade textiles, to name a few.

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1st edition (May 19, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 163220701X

ISBN-13: 978-1632207012

Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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This is a beautiful visual of what Nantucket is all about. You see photos of lush gardens as well as the inside of many cottages that I have walked past many times. It is a wonderful coffee table book to enjoy over and over again.

There are 1200 small homes and cottages on Nantucket. This book features a diverse array of them. Each home gets several colorful pages devoted to it with an exterior image, garden views and interior rooms. Some of the homes are quite antique. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips such as tips on planning a cottage garden, clutter-free decorating and renovating Nantucket style. Many of the homes have picturesque names and the different towns in Nantucket are listed.The author lives on the island and has written a column for the Nantucket newspaper. If you enjoy small cottages and like to see how they can be decorated, or love the island of Nantucket, you should enjoy this book. I was glad no large, McMansions were included. These are the authentic small homes native to the island. They seemed to have many of their original features. I found this book a delight.

Beautiful Photographic Journey through Nantucket's cottages and their lovely gardens. Almost as good as a home and garden tour without having to fly/ferry to the Island. Crisp photographs along with information on decorating and gardening. Great coffee table book.

Leslie Linsley "knows" Nantucket! This is a stunningly beautiful book that is loaded with wonderful photographs of Nantucket homes. I have never visited Nantucket, but through the many books written by Ms. Linsley, I feel as if I have been there and done that! A great addition to my "Destination/Travel" Library and a delight to leave on the coffee table for guests to peruse.

Beautiful book of homes and gardens on Nantucket. Since I cannot go there, this is the next best thing. Lots of great pictures.

So much fun to read and the pictures are very good. It makes me want to live on Nantucket.

I like it only because I love Nantucket. It is not much different that other books I have on Nantucket. Many of the interiors are disappointing resorting in "cutesy" decorating. Somewhat disappointing

It's fine but we wish it showed some larger houses too.

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