Known locally as the Star of the Sea and most recently operated as a Youth Hostel, the main structure was built as a Life Saving Station in 1873 and is situated on a stunning oversized parcel of land with Ocean views and a public path to the beach directly across the street.The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is considered a National Historic Landmark as it is a rich contributor to Nantucket's remarkable maritime history and reminder of the brave individuals who courageously served this station. Altogether there are 4 structures on site; the main structure, notable for its Victorian Gothic architectural style, a second dormitory style structure (originally a stable), a studio cottage (formally a storage building and privy), as well as a finished storage building with loft. The property has a commercial kitchen and large septic capacity supporting future use as a private residence, dormitory housing, guest house with dining capabilities. Significant to Nantucket's history, the property is protected by a preservation easement with the Town of Nantucket to ensure the exterior facades remain intact, and proper stewardship of the property moving forward. Property is occupied for the entire summer-ALL VIEWINGS require ADVANCE NOTICE. Seller accepting all bids to be reviewed September 1, 2020.
First Floor Description:
Main Structure: large open area uses as a dining hall open to sitting room; office; commerical kitchen; laundry and 1/2 bath. Three full baths.
Second Floor Description:
Open area used as a dormitory with access to cupola; has interior and exterior access.
Third Floor Description:
Second dormitory: First floor: dormitory room on first floor; 2 full baths; laundry. Second Floor: open dormitory with interior and exterior access. First floor suite with private access has large room with private bath with shower.
Storage Shed: finished with electric.
Studio Cottage with galley kitchen and private bath.
Recognized as one of Nantucket's premier real estate agents, celebrating 24 years in the business, she has been active in the Nantucket Real Estate market since 1992. Initially as a real estate appraiser and successfully transitioning into real estate sales to become top producer. She is well versed working through various economic cycles and knowledgeable in residential sales, historic homes, land sales and new home construction. Excellent service and attention to detail has been a cornerstone practice; ensuring her clients successful results while navigating through real estate transactions that can sometimes become quite complex. Mary recently joined Maury People Sotheby's International Realty to share her local knowledge, enjoy the vibrancy of Main Street Nantucket and offer her clients global exposure.
Mary came “around the point” after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and fell in love with the stark beauty of the island’s pristine beaches, open moorlands, rich maritime history. After traveling the globe for a bit and experiencing life abroad she decided to make the island her home and enjoy life in a coastal community and raise her family. She and her husband James have two children, Abigail & James, who attended the Nantucket Lighthouse School and are now at Nantucket High School. Downtime on the island includes boating, and sailing during the summer months and dinner parties and long walks along the beaches and moors with their three yellow labs during the winter months.