Sustainable Home Renovation in Nantucket

When renovation meets sustainability you wind up with a beautiful, sustainable home like this charmer by Rosenberg Kalb Architects in Nantucket. Besides the integrity of using recycled products, the gorgeous textures of wood and linen come together to create a refreshing and peaceful French country style.

French Country Living Room with Wood and LinenPhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


This renovated home earned Gold-level LEED certification, which is something I know a little bit about. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design which has various levels of certification awarded for the amount of sustainable products and processes used during the design and construction process. The building I work in was awarded a Silver-level certification and I was part of the design team that chose sustainable fabrics, floorings, etc. for the interior of the building. It was such a fun project.

The kitchen in the Nantucket home is streamlined yet continues the elements of wood that you find throughout the house.

Nantucket kitchen in Gold-Level LEED certified homePhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


The historic elements of this charming home were kept intact, like the large wood beams that run throughout. Quaint cross-back chairs snuggle up the wood dining table. Even the wall art adds a little texture to the space.

French Country Style Dining Room in Sustainable HomePhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


More old beams are evident in the bedrooms. Furnishings are kept simple which allow the beauty of the home’s structure to stand out.

Creamy Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling and Old Wood BeamsPhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


I’m still a fan of anything script – like the pillows on the bed. Linen bedding lends a rich yet organic vibe. Wildflowers in a green vase complete the look.

Linen Bedding and Script PillowsPhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


Take a careful look in the hallway from one bedroom to the next. Do you see the bottom of the ladder on the left side?

Hallway in Historic Nanctucket HousePhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


This is what it looks like! I’m not sure what it leads to but it’s intriguing, right?

Ladder to Home Attic in Nantucket HomePhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


The sustainable home has modernized bathrooms but still keep a bit of the historic charm with the wide trim around the six-over-six window.

Tiled bathroom with rain shower head in sustainable homePhoto by Rosenberg Kolb Architects


You can see more photos of this beautiful sustainable home by Rosenberg Kolb Architects over at Houzz.


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  1. Look at all that old mixed in with new. They did a great job of mixing it, so peaceful, thanks for sharing.