Roman and Williams designed Le Coucou, the most photographed restaurant on Instagram right now and I forgot that they designed Lafayette in my last post. They have also recently designed a new hotel on Nantucket island called Greydon House. The 20-room luxury hotel is located 17 Broad Street and was originally built in the 1850’s. They set about “preserving the history and infusing it with fresh energy.”
“We wanted it to feel like someone’s house, with evidence of a life well-lived, like that fascinating aunt who never quite settled down. It’s that rare place where there is already a strong sense of continuity that we didn’t want to disrupt, we wanted to cultivate it, to tell a story that’s rarely told and at the same time inspire a sense of freedom and openness.”
Greydon House has been developed by the grandsons of Elliot Gant, founder of the Gant clothing line which also created the staff uniforms. Former Aureole chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware is overseeing the classic American restaurant in the hotel which also features award winning bartender Jackson Cannon crafting cocktails. While it’s no longer the height of summer, autumn wouldn’t be a bad time to book a trip. I know I’m already looking into flights.