Jonathan Raith & Company
Jonathan Raith & Co. is a boutique building development company focusing exclusively in residential design and construction of fine homes on the island of Nantucket. While projects range in size from "jewel box" cottages to expansive family estates, attention to detail is paramount. We attribute the success of our projects to our team of professionals from architects to landscapers who share our passion and philosophy of building and design.
Owner Jonathan T. Raith has been designing, building and restoring homes on Nantucket for 30 years. He worked alongside his father, an engineer, from a very early age and learned every aspect of the trade from framing to fine furniture and cabinetry construction. After completing his degree in construction management, he moved to Nantucket to begin his building design business. He has restored and worked on many of Nantucket's historic homes including the West Brick on Main Street and designed and or built many new homes and waterfront estates around town, the Cliff, Monomoy and Siasconset. He is well known for his meticulous attention to detail and designs that respect the architectural history unique to the island. While he has worked with local and off island architects, his own knowledge of the design process enables him to create personalized and comfortable homes for his clients. Jonathan takes care to orient each home with regard to the unique light that has attracted painters to Nantucket for centuries. He is in touch with each step of the process from initial client meetings to understand how they will live in their home, to the HDC, to custom interior details and final landscaping that will enhance the overall aesthetic of the property and it's surroundings.
"building a home is similar to sailing a ship - the outcome of the journey is only as good as the crew on board" J. Raith