My parents started coming to nantucket in the 1960's. My father and mother loved the ocean and the island. Their intent was to keep things as natural as possible. Simple beach living in a fabulous location. They purchased the land and houses that surrounded our house "The Sea Breeze" whenever possible to avoid overdevelopment and destruction of the island style. At one time we had five houses within this 'compound' and four more acres of land. Our parents passed away in 1996 and 1997. Their generosity and forethought lives on in Madaket. Our families and their grandchildren have continued to summer here. In 2001 we lost one of the houses to erosion and a sudden storm and again in 2008 more land and the little house known as "The Periwinkle" went into the ocean. The result is the best oceanfront and beach house locations you might ever enjoy. We have been fortunate to have enjoyed more than fifty years of Nantucket.