A Nantucket Island Cottage off the Grid

I fell head over heels in love with this Nantucket island cottage! It's secluded, rustic, cozy and powered by wind and sun.

Driftwood fireplace mantel idea
Realtors say kitchen and bathrooms sell houses, but this Nantucket island cottage had me with its fireplace. It's built by a local craftsman with river rocks and beach rocks, and the mantel is a one-of-a-kind piece of driftwood washed up nearby.

bow beamed cottage ceilingThe bow-beamed ceiling is designed to look like a whaling boat's hull, reflecting Esther's history as a whaling island.

Cottage off the grid on NantucketThe house incorporates bits of the old ramshackle cottage that sat on the property, such as wood studs and the weathered shingles that line the covered porch.

New England cottage styleWhite painted beaded-board walls for a timeless New England feel.

cottage with mahogany floorsAnd gorgeous farmed-mahogany floors throughout.

Nantucket island cottage off the gridThe cottage, featured at Coastal Living, sits on Esther island off Nantucket, MA.