For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Row House in Nantucket with a Private Pool

The home was built by one of the family members behind Folger's Coffee Company.


Photo by Ron Lynch

23 Orange St., Nantucket
Price: $4,895,000
Size: 4,450 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 7

This Nantucket beauty comes with a brew-based past. First, let’s percolate a bit on the present. Not only is this stately home just steps from Main Street, the amenities are also the cream (and sugar) of the crop: the oversized windows, the coveted historic floors, and the now basically impossible to build private pool and spa in the middle of it all.

Philip Folger—as in the family who founded the Folger’s Coffee Company—built the house here in 1831. As the largest of the Folger Block Row Houses in town, there’s plenty of room for the whole family to spread out across the five bedroom and seven bath manor and the poolside sanctuary of the backyard. The rooms here are oversized and inviting, from the huge parlor with its towering ceilings and one of the home’s five fireplaces, to the den with its paneling details and window nook that flows into the kitchen. The kitchen features an oversized island and breezy vibe, with gorgeous historic floors taking center stage here and throughout the rest of the home. The whole first level flows to the outside, with French doors in the spacious dining room leading out to a patio—where you can freshen up in the outdoor shower before dining al fresco—and a classic Dutch door in the kitchen leading to the yard.

Why settle for one bedroom suite when you can order a double shot? The main bedroom suite boasts harbor views from its second-floor perch towards the front of the house. There, you can relax by the fireplace and then pamper yourself at the double-vanities in the adjoining bathroom, which also features a free-standing shower. At the rear of the same level, the light-flooded guest suite features a sitting area and a crisp private bathroom with double vanities and the same white-washed floors as the bedroom. A third bedroom on the second level, and two more guest rooms on the third floor with their angled ceilings, round out the sleeping spaces.

Speaking of sleep, be sure to put a pot of coffee on. Completely shrouded by the manicured hedges of the lush backyard, the pool and adjoining spa invite for lounging late into the night.

For information, contact Jen Shalley Allen, Fisher Real Estate, fishernantucket.com.

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

Photo by Ron Lynch

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