32 Photos of 5 & 7 New Street, Nantucket MA
Located in the heart of ‘Sconset village, next door to the beloved Chanticleer Restaurant and directly across the street from the ‘Sconset Casino and Tennis Club, “Seldom Inn” features a large, hedge-lined yard and boasts both history and character. The front portion of the house dates to the 1800s and was home to the first female minister in Massachusetts, Phebe Ann Coffin. The charming three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath cottage was originally sited along Bank Street and was moved in the early 1900s to the current oversized lot upon which it presently sits. In the 2000s, numerous updates were completed, including modernized bathrooms and a rear addition. Today, this charming property, with its ideal setting near the ‘Sconset Market, area restaurants and beaches, is ready for its next steward. It is a truly special property ready to be re-envisioned.
Floor 1: The front entry opens to a living room with French doors that open to a covered side porch and a spacious side yard beyond. A kitchen with great ambient light and ample storage is to the right of the front entry. Just past the front living room is a central family room with trayed ceiling, wide plank pine floors and a gas stove. To the right is a powder room with one of two laundry areas. A doorway separates the original portion of the house to the rear addition that includes a sizeable bedroom with built-in bureaus and three large closets. A full bath with shower and tile work is nearby. At the back of the house is a spacious rear living room with a cathedral ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, a generously sized vaulted loft and access to the yard. This portion of the house has a galley kitchenette with a mini dishwasher, sink, refrigerator, and stove. There is another full hall bath with tub and a hall closet containing a second washer/dryer., Floor 2: A large bedroom leads to a smaller captive bedroom with a lovely tin ceiling. Both bedrooms have access to a hall bath with shower and tile work.
There is a full, unfinished basement under the rear addition. It is accessed via a bulkhead.