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The Nantucket Preservation Trust is honored to be the first Nantucket beneficiary of Cape Associates, Inc. playhouse donation program. The program, started in 2001 by the late Michael Cole, has grown from one annual playhouse donation, to now two, which are given to two different non-profits annual in support if their causes. To date a total of 27 playhouses have been built and over $120,000 raised for the nonprofit recipients, over the past 15 years. To learn more about Cape Associates Inc., a lead custom home building company based in Eastham, MA please click on the company logo seen above.
We gave NPT the option to give us design ideas for the playhouse and we ended up using a design sketched by Michael May. Our in-house designer tweaked the plans, and two carpenters built it in about two weeks. They used red cedar shingles for the sidewall and roof and stainless staples so as not to puncture the roof and potentially hurt a child inside of it. Underneath the playhouse are 4×4 timbers for support. –
Lindsay Cole, Cape Associate’s Inc., Human Resource Manager
Michael May, NPT Executive Director fashioned the playhouse to be a “Lean-To House”, a common architectural style seen on Nantucket. The exterior includes many typical Nantucket features see below:
- Architectural Style a “Lean-To House”
- Exterior trim paint is Quaker Grey an HDC approved paint color
- Features a shingled, redwood, exterior
- One window box accompanies the front window
- Includes a “red-brick” chimney
- Trellis for flowers featured on the left side’s exterior
- Size: 8′ x 5′ x 9′
Michael’s sketch was completed and submitted in late July. Cape Associates, Inc., reviewed the plans and within a couple weeks the renderings were ready, and sent over to the NPT for a sneak peak. Everything fell right into place and the playhouse was brought over on a Shepley flatbed truck, arriving on island September, 1st.
The playhouse is now on display at Bartlett’s Farm Market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. It will remain on display until the winner has been drawn on the Sunday of, Nantucket’s Annual Stroll Festival: December 4th. We encourage you to stop Bartlett’s farm VIEW (no entry allowed) the playhouse, and purchase raffle ticket(s) at the designated cashier inside the farm’s market (look for the sign). The raffle ends on Sunday, December 4th, or once all 300 tickets have sold and the winner will be drawn on December, 4. Winner need not be present to win.
For those who are not on island or are not frequent visitors of Bartlett’s Farm tickets for can also be purchased in one of the following ways:
CALL THE NPT OFFICE:
VISIT THE NPT OFFICE:
55 Main Street, 3rd floor
Office hours: 9AM to 5PM – Monday – Friday