“There was an amazing family home in Tom Nevers,” Theresa remembers. “I called the office and, of course, it was already under agreement. But, they did have a listing in Surfside they thought we might be interested in.” Sure enough, life, opportunity and serendipity intersected at exactly the right point and the Besseys handed their home off to a new family who can imagine many happy years creating memories.
While they may not have been actively in the market for a vacation home at the time, Dave and Theresa say that the idea of acquiring a home on Nantucket just suddenly seemed right. “Due to COVID, any travel plans we had for this summer were off the table,” Dave notes. “This home was the perfect opportunity, especially as people are turning to their homes to create the sense of adventure they might otherwise pursue. This home certainly has that.” The concept of right time/right now was reinforced when the couple met the Besseys. “Meeting Laura was when we knew we were making the right move,” Dave confirms. “She is just solid, and you know that if this is the person who envisioned this home, as well as pulled it all together, then we were going to be just fine.” These sentiments were confirmed when the deal was negotiated to include the furnishings. “Not only would it take an incredible budget, but just the time and energy to furnish this home as well as Laura did would be impossible. We couldn’t have done it any better,” says Dave.
Dave and Theresa, who had first visited Nantucket a couple of times each summer when they first started dating five years ago, are now new parents to a busy 13-month-old baby boy. The couple’s extended family is what really keeps things hopping. With six siblings between the two of them, and a dozen nieces and nephews, the list of guests and visitors is an ever-changing roulette wheel of fun, activities and life-long memories in the making. “This home is a dream come true. It particularly appealed to us because both of us have large extended families that are also very active as well as diverse. There is something for everyone here,” Dave points out and says that big family get-togethers have already filled their weekends. With so many activities as well as quiet places to carve out some peace and quiet, the home and its various elements of distraction make for the perfect family retreat, while still remaining intimate and accessible.
The couple has spent most of their time on the island during the summer, but now they look forward to experiencing the island throughout the year. “We met a family on the ferry who happened to live very close to us,” Dave recounts. “They told us that some of their best memories are from Thanksgiving and Stroll Weekend. We are looking forward to experiencing the island in ways other than what we do in summer,” Dave continues to say, “I look around this home, and I imagine my son in future years, playing basketball, swimming and eventually, traveling here with his friends when he is in college and beyond, and that is when I felt really good about finding this home. It is an immediate memory maker.”
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