A former pig barn converted into one of the most eclectic residences in Nantucket!
This former Summer house is a very unique mix of history, art, design and feminism. Two highly educated and wealthy Quaker sisters from Pennsylvania, Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, bought a former pig barn and transformed it into an eclectic oasis. They repurposed amazing pieces like windows and iron work and later used it to decorate this summer house. Even though they were rich, most of the Art Deco decor has been scavenged from dumps and cheap antique shops.
The windows are a highlight. The garden, once a barren barnyard, was a key feature of the sisters’ vision for Greater Light and is another highlight of this Nantucket Historical Association property.
So worth the visit if you like renovations, art, and the spell of ambience.
If you visit whaling museum, you’ll get an all access pass and visit this museum for free.
Open to the public from May 25th through October 15.