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A Nantucket kitchen redo

The kitchen of a historic Nantucket home gets a pitch-perfect makeover.

“I blended comfortable, simple current-day pieces with period elements and a touch of the beach,” says Elizabeth Georgantas.

Ben Gebo

“I blended comfortable, simple current-day pieces with period elements and a touch of the beach,” says Elizabeth Georgantas.

Ben Gebo

You’d never know this charming kitchen got its start as a 1970s addition — or “wart,” to use ACK vernacular — to a historically important home on Nantucket. The room just got a makeover that feels both luxurious and period-appropriate. Owners Elizabeth Georgantas of Boston-based PEG Properties & Design and her husband and business partner, Peter, renovated and restored their 4,096-square-foot “in-town” house together. Built in 1765, the home was enlarged circa 1820, and in designing the interiors, Elizabeth respected the home’s early roots while incorporating modern-day conveniences. “The home is a fishing cottage that’s been expanded up and out,” says Elizabeth, “but it was important that the kitchen be completely current so we could really cook and easily entertain.”

1 | Wooden ceiling beams, enclosed during a former renovation, were exposed, and two beams added, to connect the space stylistically with the older parts of the house.

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2 | An oversize handworked iron chandelier with brass details, scored for a song at the resale shop Garage Sale in the South End, hangs over the dining and sitting area.

3 | Oil-rubbed bronze pendants designed by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort, along with wood and metal stools, add an industrial vibe that’s on trend.

4 | A five-burner range from French manufacturer La Cornue’s more modestly priced CornuFe line works nicely with the home’s period style.

5 | Cumar Marble and Granite in Everett supplied a three-quarter-inch-thick slab of Carrara marble, expertly facing the edges to create a 2-inch-thick appearance.

6 | The hutch, from Furniture Consignment in Chestnut Hill, was retrofitted to house a flat-screen TV and an outlet strip that serves as the family’s phone-charging hub.

7 | Dining outdoors is easy, as the patio is right off the kitchen. The antique French marble-topped baker’s table and vintage-inspired steel chairs from Crate & Barrel can remain outdoors year-round.

8 | Succulents potted in a giant clamshell and around the patio are “low maintenance and low cost with a lot of look,” says Elizabeth.

9 | Rather than replacing the shingles, the Georgantases had the exterior of the house power-washed, a decision that cut costs and kept building materials out of landfills.

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