Greydon House -Spring 2017
by: Marianne R. Stanton
photography by: Terry Pommett
Wylie L. Collins would not recognize the yellow clapboard home where he raised his family, nor the office which housed his medical practice for nearly 50 years.
When the good doctor died, his Broad Street home and office were sold to a trio of brothers who have succeeded in turning the property into a super-luxe boutique hotel named Greydon House.
Alex, Jeremy and Evan Leventhal are the sons of Alan Leventhal, a Boston developer who Boston Magazine once referred to as “The Next Tycoon.” Super successful, there was plenty of money for this Nantucket venture, which eldest brother Alex called a passion project.
“We are not looking for a return on investment here,” he said.
A visit to the Greydon House starts at the front desk where innkeeper Kevin Withrow comes with a wealth of experience gained from working for his family’s Union Street Inn, consistently named Best B&B on Nantucket by all the top travel magazines and TV channels.
After check-in, head to the library, which doubles as a bar and lounge. Settle in to one of the comfortable yet interesting chairs at the bar, which have an equestrian purpose. Handles on the scoop-seated chairs are for someone to hang on to while another person was pulling off their riding boots.
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