This quintessential Nantucket waterfront retreat, in one of the most coveted and iconic locations on island, has been loved, enjoyed, and meticulously maintained by the present family for the last 45 years. From sunrise to sunset, there is always something to do or watch from this idyllic Brant Point setting. Breathtaking, sweeping views in every direction, and the ever-present reminder of the natural beauty of Nantucket provide the calm and tranquility that beckon so many to this island. Offering over 6900 square feet of finished living space flowing beautifully to the outside with generous porches, balconies, decks, landscaped yard with lovely gardens, beach, and bulkhead, there is plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy all that this island offers, throughout the year. Four levels of waterfront living include a modern, open floor plan, 8 bedrooms offering terrific privacy, a full basement for boat storage and more; a two car garage, and the convenience of Town, moments away. Originally built in 1890 and ultimately run as a ten bedroom guest house called the Moorings until the present family purchased it in 1974. Renovated then, and again in 2001-2 when it was taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt and expanded with the aid of architect, Luke Thornewill, retaining and enhancing its architectural integrity to take full advantage of every view. This is an incredible opportunity for the buyer seeking a front row seat to the best of Nantucket.
First Floor Description:
Generous steps lead from the driveway to an elevated open front porch ideal for dining, relaxing, and watching the 4th of July fireworks over the Nantucket Conservation salt marsh across the street. Once you pass through the original front door, you are immediately drawn to the expansive, contemporary open living areas and the captivating waterfront beyond. This light-flooded great room includes two living/gathering areas; one with a gas fireplace and brick hearth for the colder months, a spacious dining area, large state-of-the-art kitchen, and pantry. Special features include high ceilings, an over-sized skylight with opaque rice-papered covering, and a continuous wall of sliding doors that open onto a large raised deck/porch with built-in bench and ample seating on the water-side, allowing for a wonderful flow and ease of bringing the outside in for entertaining and family time. Separate office with pocket door off entry. Private wing on left side of front door includes a guest bedroom with full bath (shower), a kitchenette and mud room/utility/storage area with separate entrance to front of house, and a first floor master bedroom with large bath ensuite (tiled whirlpool bath/shower), dramatic vaulted bead board ceiling with recessed lighting and sliders out to porch overlooking the harbor front. This bedroom also opens into the living room. There is central air conditioning in this section of house. Wing off kitchen includes a pantry, powder room, laundry room, large coat closet, and mudroom area with door out to front porch. A set of steps leads up to a very private bedroom and full bath (shower) over the two car garage. Another set of steps leads down to garage. Extra bonus of an elevator that runs from the garage to the first floor of the house.
Second Floor Description:
Original newel post and stairs with lovely woodwork lead to open family room with gas fireplace and sliders out to a balcony overlooking the inner harbor and anchorage and town beyond. Master Bedroom on harbor side boasts incredible views and an en suite bathroom with generous soaking tub, double vanity, and over sized shower with dual shower heads, glass door, and skylight above. Two spacious guest bedrooms, also with views, that share a large bathroom with shower. One bedroom (presently used as an office) has a door that leads directly into bath. Large linen closest and cedar closet off hallway.
Third Floor Description:
Two fabulous spacious and bright bedrooms, both with stunning water views in every direction. Shared full bathroom with shower with glass door. Built-in bookshelves in hallway.
Enormous, full, unfinished walk-out basement with a poured and painted floor and multitude of rooms suited for a variety of uses including ping-pong. Fabulous dry storage in immaculate condition with several wide openings via batten doors leading out to the waterfront for easy maneuverability for boats, kayaks, scalloping equipment, beach chairs, etc. Interior and exterior access. Buderus oil furnace set up with 8 zones and Viessmann electric water heater.
Attached over-sized two car garage with elevator access to first floor. Large outdoor shower next to original cast iron enamel sink for boat washdown, etc. Wonderful brick patio.
Jenny developed her love for Nantucket while visiting her grandmother’s beach cottage in Surfside as a child. During her college years at Vanderbilt University, she spent her summers on the island conducting tours and eventually met her husband Stephen. Moving to the island permanently in 1985, she became sales manager of a local travel agency, eventually launching her real estate career in 1992.
With over 27 years of experience in real estate, Jenny’s knowledge of and connection to the island is a true asset. She possesses a deep understanding of the market stemming from her many transactions, clients, customers and island relationships, offering a transparent, honest and genuine approach to her work. In 2018, Jenny and Roberta White were delighted to join the Maury People together as a sales team.
Jenny is a lifelong swimmer, having achieved All-American status in high school and college, and has been involved with Swim Across America, a non-profit raising funds to fight cancer, for over 25 years. In 2013 she co-founded Swim Across America-Nantucket, an annual open water swim which raises funds to support on-island cancer treatment and palliative care, and is the captain of the Maury People’s SAA Team.
She and her husband Stephen have raised their two daughters, Justine and Liza, on the island. She is a member of the Nantucket Triathlon Club, the Monument Running Group, and St Paul’s Church and enjoys singing in the St Paul’s choir, the Nantucket Community Chorus, and the Nantucket Women’s Chorus.