93 Main Street
Lot Size (SF)
First Floor Bedrooms: 0
Half Baths: 1
A home of National Importance, the “East Brick,” is one of the 3 Starbuck Mansions built by Joseph Starbuck in 1837. One for each of his 3 sons, this one was built as a gift for his son William. It is an iconic, historically significant home built in the Georgian style and is a major contributor to the historic architecture and fabric of Nantucket. Recently updated and restored this is one of the most distinctive historic homes in the country. 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. It is fully renovated and updated for modern living. The owner has 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.Parking
2 off streetBasement
Lower Level: Family/TV room, full kitchen, Wine cellar, tasting room and ample storage and laundry room complete the lower level, which has direct walkout to the rear patio. Additional room with bathroom and another with a mirrored exercise room with full bath and steam shower.First Floor
Granite steps lead up to the grand entry foyer and hall with original curved staircase; To the right are double parlors with fireplaces. Beyond this is the rear family room with over sized windows overlooking the gardens, patio and large private yard. To the left of the front hall is the office where William Starbuck most likely conducted business, like all the formal rooms it has a marble fireplace and high ceilings with original plaster rosettes and moulding details. The dining room has hand painted whaling era murals painted in the 1950s. The modern chef's kitchen has all of the best appliances. The large island is ideal for casual family socializing. There is an additional dining area in the adjoining family room.Second Floor
Large master suite with fireplace, marble master bath has fireplace, soaking tub, shower, attached sitting room with fireplace and full bath which could be a separate bedroom suite, two additional bedroom suites, both with marble baths and fireplaces. There is a unique 2nd floor loggia overlooking the lawn and gardens, which is an ideal setting for dining or relaxing.Third Floor
Cathedral ceiling living /family room with wet bar and circular cast iron stairs to the roof top cupola. Natural light filters down through the glass floor of the cupola. Two bedrooms share a marble bath with shower.
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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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