A glance inside Nantucket’s White Elephant luxurious lodge after a multi-million greenback renovation

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The lodge’s renovated rooms and suites open on Thursday.

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White Elephant luxurious lodge on Nantucket. White Elephant

White Elephant, the long-lasting harborside lodge on Nantucket, is celebrating its one centesimal anniversary with a multi-million greenback makeover simply in time for the 2023 summer time season. 

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The lodge has undergone “a brilliant, ethereal, residential-inspired refresh” by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects, lodge officers mentioned in an announcement. The lodge’s 54 renovated rooms and suites open Thursday and its 11 cottages open on Could 15.

A rendering of the foyer at White Elephant.

Upon coming into the redesigned foyer, company are met with a large-scale commissioned paintings by Israeli painter Orit Fuchs, that includes a harborside scene of a girl in a rowboat floating by the White Elephant. The foyer’s concierge and reception space is now “extra approachable” and retail area has been expanded, in response to the lodge.

The island’s historical past fueled the workforce’s redesign choices when changing the property’s furnishings, fixtures, and carpets, in response to the lodge.

A visitor room at White Elephant.

The 375- to 450 square-foot visitor rooms characteristic textile patterns that draw on the island’s basket-weaving historical past, exterior shiplights which are a nod to its seafaring traditions, and rattan textiles, white oak, scalloped headboards and lampshades, and grasscloth wall coverings which are impressed by the island’s coastal environment. The rooms are completed in Labrador blues and seafoam greens.

Ending touches within the rooms embrace brass elephant titties on doorways, elephant door and drawer pulls, and elephant needlepoint pillows. 

Inside a visitor room at White Elephant.

The lodge’s one, two, and three-bedroom cottages, that are between 400 and 900 sq. ft, are adorned and styled after native crops of Nantucket: Bayberry, Hydrangea, Daylily, Beachplum, Honeysuckle, Holly, Arrowwood, Marigold, Rosa Rugosa, and Snapdragon. For instance, the Honeysuckle cottage boasts tones of buttery yellow, and the Beachplum cottage is completed in pale lavender.

A visitor room at White Elephant.

Authentic artwork peppers the property on account of the lodge’s all-new Artist in Residency Program, which launched final 12 months. 

“New York based mostly artwork guide and curator Emily Santangelo labored carefully with White Elephant’s homeowners, the Karp household, to create a residency made up of acclaimed artists from world wide,” lodge officers mentioned in an announcement. “The artists spent two weeks exploring the island to collect inspiration for his or her works, venturing to some components of the island solely accessible by boat.”

Consequently, the property’s artwork consists of watercolors of Nantucket flora by painter Mary Chandler, beachside pictures by photographer Thomas Jackson, panorama portraits by Maine-based painter Greta van Campen, and extra. 

New artwork on show at White Elephant consists of this portray of sundown at Cisco Seashore by Greta van Campen.

White Elephant’s seasonal nightly charges begin at $375 for a visitor room, $675 for a set, $775 for a one-bedroom cottage, and $1,275 for two- and three-bedroom cottages. 

White Elephant Resorts is a group of premier motels on Nantucket that additionally embrace White Elephant Palm Seashore, the resort’s first out-of-state property that opened in 2020. Elkus Manfredi Architects additionally designed the South Florida lodge.

White Elephant was named among the many finest waterfront motels in America by USA As we speak readers and Nation Residing named Nantucket one of many nation’s most magical island getaways partly resulting from White Elephant.

Originally posted 2023-05-03 15:54:24.