On the Market: A Home on the Harbor in Nantucket
A garden cottage on the back of this property makes it perfect for multiple generations to come together for a summer on the island.
16 Easton Street, Nantucket
Size: 2,774 square feet
Some people need vacations from their family, but others would rather spend the summers with their brood. This Nantucket home was constructed with the latter in mind. Known as “Driftwood,” the house has its roots in family: it was built by a brother and sister in the 1950s with a garden cottage in the back to offer a little extra space so multiple generations could enjoy the island together.
The house, less than 500 feet from Brant Point Lighthouse, is also one of the few on the island completely surrounded by water. Located right on Nantucket Sound, you can spend your days on the back deck watching ferries and boats drift by in the harbor. If you want to join them, a private deep-water dock allows personal access to the waves if you want to spend the day sailing yourself. This neighborhood is also home to Children’s Beach, a small spot next to the White Elephant Hotel, which is flush with fun opportunities for little ones, including a small park, playground, and snack bar.
Inside the home itself, find light woodwork, white walls, and wraparound windows that fill the abode with natural light, salt air, and warm summer breezes. A kitchen, en-suite main bathroom, and two waterfront guest rooms make up the first floor, along with a back deck accessible through French doors. The second floor has two additional bedrooms with views of the harbor and downtown. The garden cottage behind the main house has three additional bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and access to the garage space.
Located in the sought-after Brants Point neighborhood, this home is about a mile to downtown Nantucket, which is known for boasting classic island trademarks like hydrangeas, cobblestone streets, and gray-shingled shops. It’s also where you can access popular attractions like the Nantucket Whaling Museum and the White Heron Theater. For nights you don’t feel like cooking, there’s also a number of casual and fine dining options at your fingertips…not to mention ice cream from the Juice Bar.
For more information, contact Cameron Gammill, Fisher Real Estate, fishernantucket.com.
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