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July 30, 2014

A Modern Loft Opens in Nantucket

By Sasha Levine | Hotels

A Modern Loft Opens in Nantucket
Courtesy of Nantucket Island Resorts

With its beachy vibe and preppy New England style, Nantucket rarely conjures images of sleek, modern design.

But that’s exactly what the beloved White Elephant hotel—an island icon since the 1920s—has done with the newest addition to its ever-expanding roster of accommodations: the Loft.

Located on the second floor of a historic brick building in the heart of downtown, the three-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot pied-à-terre eschews the traditional for an ample, open-format living space complete with a sizable kitchen-and-dining-room area, outfitted with a counter-style island and a rustic wood table, and a plush living area with a fireplace. The apartment’s neutral colors, white oak hardwood floors and 50-foot-long picture windows all maximize the airy, sun-soaked atmosphere.

Just a short walk or bike ride from Brant Point Beach, the Loft affords its guests access to the heated pool, cabanas and fitness center at White Elephant Village (White Elephant’s sister hotel). It’s the perfect balance between enjoying a true beach community and having a chic abode to call your own. Rates start at $1,800; 32 Main St.; 800-445-6574; whiteelephanthotel.com.

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