14 Orange Street, Nantucket MA : Sold

$3,600,000
5
BEDROOMS
5.5
BATHROOMS
Town
AREA

FORECLOSURE.       A true classic, The Levi Starbuck House is one of Nantucket’s earliest and most exquisite examples of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1838 and renovated in 2003, this twelve room, five bedroom, five and one-half bathroom residence has been carefully maintained with attention paid to preserve a myriad of historic features. The three levels of finished living space are introduced by a grand front entry porch, leading to an elegant foyer with a beautiful staircase with original wood detail, and a double parlor with two fireplaces. With views of Nantucket Harbor and unparalleled craftsmanship throughout, this is truly one of the most desirable offerings in all of historic downtown Nantucket. Located at 14 Orange Street, The Levi Starbuck House is one of Nantucket’s most iconic residences. Dating back to 1838, the House was designed by William M. Andrews in the Greek Revival style, one of the earliest specimens of the architectural movement to be found on the island. Before 14 Orange Street, Andrews completed nearby 22 Hussey Street, and possibly 24 Hussey Street and 8 Orange Street. In 1838, the magnificently appointed residence was acquired by a prominent member of Nantucket society, Levi Starbuck, who at age 69 was already a successful whale oil merchant, and was part of one of the Nantucket’s most notable whaling and merchant families. He spent the rest his life living in and enjoying his magnificent new house at 14 Orange Street. Subsequent owners have respected the historic value of the property through later additions and alterations to the residence, carefully maintaining the original style of the home. A property of this historic caliber, evoking all the luxury of a bygone age, seldom becomes available in such immaculate condition.

Type
Single Family
Total Rooms
12
Frontage
None
Views
Distant Harbor
Heat
Oil\FHW
Ft2
4,704
Lot Size
4,791
Lot Acres
0.11
Year Built
1838

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