Safe to say that this boathouse on Nantucket designed by Gary McBournie is my dream home. Amazingly the home, which was built c.1900, is just one big room that contains a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and small loft. As it’s on stilts the house is literally on the water. Beyond charming from the outside, wait until you see Matt Albiani’s amazing shots of the inside. Click through after the jump for the full tour!
I love how the basic beadboard has been left exposed and simply painted white – so fresh and the perfect canvas to layer in the nautical touches that echo the dock surroundings. The contrast between the white panelling and the bare wood of the ceiling creates depth in the space. In his fascinating interview with House Beautiful, Gary talks about how he always likes to juxtapose rough with smooth in his design work – check it out, here.Of course, a Dutch door charms in an instant, but even more so in that gorgeous shade of blue. Inside, paintings from local artists hang on the walls to give further character.I’m all kinds of crushing on the pennants from the sailing races the owner has been a part of that are strung across the living room.The idea of living with a small kitchen like this is very appealing. A cute little Aga stove and minimal tableware – yes, please!This looks like a painting it’s so perfect, right? It’s actually the real life view from the boathouse deck. Divine! Plus, what a perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the water. What inspires you about the interior design of this Nantucket boathouse? // Photography by Matt Albiani for House Beautiful
I would spend my whole summer in a house like this. Looks so cozy!
@Abby – You and me both!
Oh my days this is a dream! I love the kitchen with the aga! Thanks for posting
@Jill – Isn’t it the cutest little kitchen? Love it!
Cute place. Fun touch with the bunting and artworks.
@Susan – Agreed!
What an amazing view from the deck, now that I could wake up to everyday! 🙂
@Glyn – You and be both! Divine!
This beach house is timeless and so beautiful. Do you know where the bar cart came from, Will? Is it vintage? My daughter just moved into a new apartment with her boyfriend and they have sent me on the hunt to find them a perfect little bar cart.
@Mary Beth – Isn’t it so stylish? I love it too but sadly I’m not sure where it’s from, sorry.
Quite alright, Will. Happy Monday!
@Mary Beth – by chance have just spotted a plethora of v cute bar carts on etsy – good luck (if yr still looking). Stunning post Will!
That’s definitely a dream home if I’ve ever seen one!
Josh | The Kentucky Gent
@Josh – 100%! 🙂
Pinterest brought this 64 year old to your lovely site. If this is your dream house, you have to be willing to sharel. First time here, and if this is any indication of your design sense I’ll be returning frequently. Nice site!
@Elizabeth – Thank you!
The perfect summer house!
The wood floors and walls really create a relaxing atmosphere
It’s a gorgeous home and I like the blue based decor.
@Iris – Isn’t it just gorgeous! I love all the blues too.
@Douglas – A dream place for me!
What a beautiful house! The ocean on your doorstep, what more could you want? 🙂
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Just FYI 🙂
Keep it colourful!