30 Orange Street
Lot Size (SF)
First Floor Bedrooms: 0
Half Baths: 2
The combination of the grandeur, prime location, and stunning harbor views makes 30 Orange Street truly a rare property. "Long Hill", the stately Federal Style mansion built by John Nicholson in 1831 during the height of the Nantucket Whaling Era, is prominently sited behind an impressive wall of privet featuring beautifully manicured gardens. The house has been lovingly maintained to preserve the historic details throughout this historic gem. The views from the house look up Nantucket Harbor, over to Brant Point Light House, Coatue and the scenic Salt Marshes abutting Monomoy. The views intensify as you travel to each of the three floors of living space, with expansive decks flanking the house's first and second floor. The easily accessible Widow's Walk provides truly panoramic views. This important property is a genuine retreat located in a setting moments from the center of Nantucket Town.Parking
Laundry, storage, half bath, and mechanical room.First Floor
Enter the residence through the center hall entry that immediately captures the essence of this property with a combination of direct harbor views and striking details that include generous ceiling height, scale, custom moldings, doorways, and leaded glass side panels. The right of the entry includes: a greeting room featuring a fireplace and stately milled details; sitting room with fireplace; handsome wood paneled library featuring wet bar, fireplace, and coffered ceilings. The left of the entry includes: a very spacious kitchen suitable for frequent entertainment and features a beehive fireplace, butler's pantry with wine storage and a classic zinc sink, ample cabinetry, and a rear staircase; light-filled gracious dining room with fireplace and providing long views of the harbor through French doors. The magnum opus of this exceptional property is the grand living room that opens onto a magnificent veranda that overlooks the harbor.Second Floor
All of the fine details throughout the first floor are carried to the second floor that consists of a grand hall that serves five bedroom suites: a generous master suite with ensuite bath with stunning harbor views and direct access to a sizable balcony; an additional harbor view suite with ensuite bath and direct access to the balcony; an ensuite bedroom with dramatic views up the harbor and two additional ensuite bedrooms. Each bedroom offers a liberal scale and fireplace.Third Floor
The third floor has ample space and features the charm of church steeple views. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den and a central staircase to the widow's walk that offers perhaps the most prominent views over Town and Nantucket Harbor out to Nantucket Sound.
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The Town of Nantucket, “Down Town,” or simply “Town” as many call it, is the epicenter of life on Nantucket Island. Situated on the north side of the island around Nantucket Harbor, Town offers both natural beauty and historical charm. In the early 1800s, Nantucket was the whaling capital of the world. While the wharves and many structures in the commercial district were lost in the Great Fire of 1846, some still stand today and are thoughtfully preserved and accessible to the general public. Whether it is through tours of Nineteenth Century whaling captains’ homes, events at churches or the Atheneum Library, or a visit to a museum, the island is steeped in history. Have you ever heard of Maria Mitchell, renowned astronomer and professor? How about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick? Surely you’ve read Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea, or seen the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name. Interestingly, Benjamin Franklin and Macy’s Department Store both have roots to Nantucket as well.THINGS TO DO IN THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET
Along with historical charm, downtown Nantucket today is chock full of restaurants, shops, and galleries. A true gastronome’s paradise, town offers all types of cuisine and levels of sophistication from A to Z. Whether you’re looking for Classic French, New American, Global, or something casual for the kids, you’re covered. In between meals, check out one of the many boutiques or art galleries as you stroll up and down narrow, beautifully landscaped cobblestoned streets. In the evening, there are many options for entertainment during and after dinner – whether it’s live music in a relaxed environment, or singing and dancing the night away in a swanky, lively spot.
There are many active pursuits in town, as well. Due to its location on the harbor, there are options for kayak, sailboat, and standup paddleboard rentals. Take a walk down to Straight Wharf and reserve a spot on one of the many sport-fishing charters available. Spend a day on a boat catching bass, bluefish, bonito, and maybe even see a few dolphins, whales, or sharks! There is also a Critter Cruise available for the kids.
The Brant Point and Cliff areas are right next to downtown Nantucket, so there are other beach options available nearby. Finally, most of the bike paths start at the edge of town, making the rest of the island just a bike ride away!
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