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    Default A Contemporary Nantucket Retreat

    A young architect reinvents a classic shingled house
    When Rebecca Ascher, a young Manhattan architect, was a student at Dartmouth College in the late 1980s and early ’90s, she spent many happy summer weekends on Nantucket, the island just south of Cape Cod. A classmate’s parents rented a rambling old house on Surfside Beach, a 10-minute drive from busy Nantucket Harbor, and they encouraged her to visit. Ascher retains strong memories of the sprawling, 8,000-square-foot dwelling, with its weathered cedar shingles and dune-front location. “The images of lobster and Champagne on the deck, followed by long walks on the beach, are still vivid,” says Ascher, now a partner with Joshua Davis of Manhattan’s Ascher Davis Architects. “We all ended up getting married, and then over the years we brought our husbands and our children to the house. It was a place for family and friends.”





    A walkway through the dunes to the ocean.









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    Well, it certainly is white.
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    i'll take it!
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Even with all the white I think it's beautiful. I would just add a lot more color.
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    It looks all summery and fresh to me. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    Even with all the white I think it's beautiful. I would just add a lot more color.
    That's how I feel. I REALLY like this, would I like to see some blues, greens or yellows on the wall? Yes. But that can easily be changed.
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    Don't like the chairs/table in the fifth picture, but I like the rest of it.
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    Something I like about Nantucket houses is the Nantucket feel of them. The outside is great on this, but I don't like contemporary feel on the inside.

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    hmmm... like this

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