An expansion of the acclaimed White Elephant resort in Nantucket included the design of eight new buildings, and the renovation of four existing buildings. The expansion added privately-owned vacation residences and a full-service spa, fitness center, meeting space, restaurant, and lounge to this classic island resort. The new shingle-style, gambrel-roofed buildings were carefully detailed to blend with the renovated existing buildings, which were updated to luxury resort standards while still preserving their historic character. Arrowstreet’s work also included a master plan for the four-acre property, as well as the renovation and expansion of the original White Elephant in 2000.


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Project Details

location

Nantucket, MA

client/owner

Nantucket Island Resorts

square Footage

100,000 SF

categories

Hospitality

Awards

Boston Society of Architects / New York Chapter of AIA

Award for Design, 2010

Quote

The White Elephant sits serenely on the waterfront…the accommodations reflect the simplicity, understated elegance, and tranquility for which Nantucket is renowned.

-White Elephant, Nantucket Island Resorts

Photos by Jeffrey Allen; Cary Hazlegrove; and Edward Wonsek

Architectural Plans / Process