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Chuck Lenhart wins 2 2020 Preservation Awards!

We are proud the share this exciting news! Owner of Sandcastle Construction, and Co-Owner of Compass Rose Real Estate, Chuck Lenhart, won 2 of the 2020 Preservation Awards!


The first award was the Architectural Preservation Award for the Nantucket Museum of African American History’s Boston-Higginbotham House.

This home was constructed in 1774 by Senaca Boston. Seneca Boston was a weaver and was formerly enslaved. This home holds a special sense a pride in the community as it has been owned by Black Nantucketers for 200 years. The Boston-Higginbotham House is truly a piece of Nantucket History.

Architect Marsha Fader and builder Chuck Lenhart carefully made decisions to utilize different rooms in the house to  emphasize 18th, 19th, and 20th century stories while honoring the full 200 years of African American ownership.

The second award was the Historical Renovation Award for 10 Martin’s Lane.

10 Martins Lane was built on Fair Street in 1756 and moves to Martins Lane in 1801. This home was owned by the same family for 75 years and used exclusively as a summer home.

Chuck Lenhart, Ken Jennings and Al Messina completed a renovation and restoration, ultimately making this untouched gem suitable for year-round living.

Thank you Chuck for everything you do for this community!  We are so lucky to have you as a part of our Compass Rose Family! Congratulations on all your success. The recognition is well deserved!


Cynthia Lenhart

Cynthia Sadler Lenhart - Broker with Compass Rose Real Estate, Inc.As the proud founder of Compass Rose Real Estate, Cindy has been selling real estate on Nantucket since 1980. She has served as Treasurer for the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and on its Professional Standards Committee and Publication Committee. She is a member of Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors (CCIAOR), with CBR and GRI designations and is a member of the National Association of Realtors.

She began her real estate career in 1980 at Maury People Real Estate and then spent 13 fruitful years with Congdon & Coleman Real Estate.  She started Compass Rose in 1996 with a small office in her home as a way to better balance raising her two young sons without giving up her career.  As business grew her husband and business partner, Chuck Lenhart built the office at 137A Orange Street where Compass Rose operated for 16 years. In an effort to relieve herself of the long hours of running her own business Cindy made the decision to merge Compass Rose with William Raveis Real Estate in 2021.

Now as the Compass Rose Team at William Raveis she is able to dedicate more time to servicing her clients. Helping people to list and sell their property at the best market price or to find a great house and guide someone through the often-tricky buying process is what she enjoys best about the business. With William Raveis’s excellent 17 Main Street location, advertising budget, superb technology and Cindy’s 40+ years of experience your bound to be very pleased to have engaged her services.