72 Main Street is a meticulously preserved piece of Nantucket's history that exudes a sense of place, where one instantly knows they are both in the heart of historic downtown and can appreciate that they are on an island. For more than two centuries, this home has stood prominently steeped in heritage and offers an exquisite glimpse into a time when craftsmanship and opulence defined Nantucket's landscape. This architectural masterpiece has been thoughtfully preserved, while modernization has been discreetly integrated into the interior to enhance functionality while preserving its historical details.
Grand granite steps from the East and West sides of Main Street lead to the covered portico with Ionic pillars and original lead windows flanking the front door. To your left, the East parlor overlooks Main Street and boasts the original black marble fireplace, a plaster rosette at the center of the ceiling, and a mural. Transitioning towards the back of the house, you'll find a spacious family gathering area with a fireplace, which seamlessly connects to the dining space and a kitchen that is nothing short of a modern, sophisticated chef's dream. To the right from the foyer, the West parlor beautifully exemplifies the symmetrical design of this home, mirroring the east parlor with its elegant black marble fireplace, intricate plaster rosette gracing the ceiling, and the original shutters enhancing the overall aesthetic. Towards the rear, yet another parlor awaits, complete with a marble fireplace. Pocket doors in both the East and West parlors offer the flexibility to divide the rooms as needed. French doors lead to an elevated covered porch, where one is immersed in the sights and sounds of the cobblestone-lined Main Street. A second set of French doors leads to a brick patio and a beautifully landscaped and private garden. There is dedicated parking for two cars on Fair Street and two additional parking spaces on Main Street.
As you ascend the grand staircase, the second floor unfolds to reveal four spacious ensuite bedrooms, each tastefully designed. The primary suite boasts a generous walk-in closet and a luxurious marble bathroom graced with double vanities. A conveniently located laundry room completes this floor's offerings.
The third floor has been artfully redesigned to showcase the grand cupola as its central focal point, with exposed beams that illuminate the masterful craftsmanship throughout. Stretching across the width of the front of the house, a generously sized bedroom awaits, offering views of Nantucket Harbor. Completing this floor is an office, graced by a skylight and a full bathroom.
The finished lower level offers a spacious entertainment zone
Listing Company: Maury People Sotheby's International Realty