The iconic East Brick mansion on Nantucket's iconic Main Street has hit the market. The 8BR, 7.5BA was built in 1837 by the island's first real estate high roller, the whaling merchant and ship owner Joseph Starbuck, for his son William. According to the listing, the recently updated and restored Georgian style "is one of the most important historic homes in the country."
Here's how the brokerbabble breaks down the updated 18-room spread at 93 Main Street:
The current owners have undertaken an historically sensitive restoration including plaster moldings and rosettes, uncovered and restored a basement fireplace, installed a new slate roof as well as restored the brick parapets. They also researched and installed wall coverings and custom drapery fabrics typical for this period. There are 6 bedroom suites, 4 with fireplaces and all with beautiful private baths. On the third floor there is a large open room plus 2 bedrooms that share a bath. The 3rd floor also provides easy access to the cupola where the Starbuck family could watch for their whale ships to return from the Pacific. The lower level is set up with a full Kitchen, Living room and 2 bedroom suites that can be used as a separate apartment, There is a wine cellar, and tasting room with a gas insert fireplace discovered during restoration, and walkout access to the rear brick patio and gardens.Wowza, they were not playing around and yes, there are a total of 10 fireplaces. As for the first floor's hand painted whaling era murals, those were completed in the 1950s. In addition to the 8,409-square-foot residence, the .22 acre in-town lot includes two off-street parking spaces. Asking price is $17,895,000.
· Listing: 93 Main Street, Nantucket [Killen Real Estate]
· Nantucket's First Whale: Joseph Starbuck [Curbed Cape Cod]