Sitting high above India Street, this Georgian-style home was built in the 1830\’s for the prosperous whaling Captain David J. Baxter. This stately home exudes the grand elegance of those constructed during the glorious and most prosperous whaling days. These homes are found mostly along our cobbled Main Street, making 28 India a rare exception. The interior boasts high ceilings, spacious rooms (including a first floor living room and double parlor), and many original molding details. Sited on a substantially oversized lot, this property is now priced well for the buyer interested in restoring history to accommodate modern and stylish amenities.
A classic Nantucket Friendship staircase leads up to the front door of 28 India Street, which is set high above the neighboring properties. The grand entry foyer offers a dramatic curved staircase leading to the second level. To the right sits a formal parlor that spans the majority of the house and is accented by high ceilings, original moldings and two fireplaces as well as large windows that flood the space with natural light. To the left of the entry-foyer is a sitting room with a fireplace that is separated from the dining room by impressive pocket doors. Off the dining room, are french doors that open to the large screened in porch overlooking the expansive yard. Steps lead down from the porch to the impressive grounds. Beyond the dining is a pantry that opens into the kitchen, a laundry room and access to the back deck. Off the center hall is an elevator and a full bath as well as access to the lower level.
The elegant curved stairs lead to a generous landing with a large window looking down to India Street. Off the landing are four spacious bedrooms each with a fireplace. Two of these are adjoined by a full bath, and one bedroom has an attached half bath. Off the rear hall is a full bath with double vanities, access to the elevator and the third floor. Beyond is a bedroom with fireplace. A sunroom also sits off the rear hall.
Two spacious bedrooms share a hall bath. One of the two bedrooms includes the staircase leading up to an expansive roof walk that spans the width of the house.
The Old Historic District affords 40% ground cover, thus allowing room for a guest cottage, while still retaining a spacious yard, right in the heart of historic Town.
Listing Company: Great Point Properties