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Town- 1 Pleasant Street

Jun 26 2017
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The William Crosby House is a stunning Greek Revival mansion that reflects Nantucket's prosperity during the peak of the whaling era in its architectural scale, proportion and details. One Pleasant Street radiates unsurpassed historic integrity and charm with original features throughout the four finished levels. With almost 7,000 sf of living area, this home features seven bedrooms, seven and one-half bathrooms, adjoining twin parlors with floor to ceiling French windows, six fireplaces, beautiful eat-in kitchen with family room and an inviting porch overlooking the yard and gardens. Whaling Captain William Crosby commissioned Henry Macy to build this iconic home in 1837. The two and a half story home sits on a high brick basement and features a Doric portico with granite entrance steps, high ceilings, side chimneys, clapboard siding, pilastered facade with fan window in the pediment and an architectural cupola. This distinctive home is a true architectural and historic treasure within steps to Main Street.
First Floor: Gracious granite steps lead up to the Doric portico which opens into a dramatic entrance hallway with 12' ceilings and an elegant curved staircase with a hand carved banister. To the right of the entrance hall are the adjoining twin parlors with marble fireplaces, elegant original woodwork, and tall French windows. The front room is currently a formal living room and the back parlor is set up as a formal dining room. The very spacious great room features a modern kitchen with additional dining area and a family room, which is centered around a wood burning fireplace. From this room, there is access to the covered back porch and walkway to the yard, driveway, and parking area.
Second Floor: Three beautiful and well appointed ensuite bedrooms with high ceilings and original woodwork grace the second floor. At the top of the curved staircase is an open landing. Off the landing is the spacious master bedroom suite, which features a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with fireplace, double sinks, glass shower, and separate bathtub. The two additional bedroom suites are quite spacious and have private ensuite baths. Access to the second floor deck, which faces west to capture sunset skies, is right off the hallway. There is a laundry room off the hall as well.
Third Floor: The third floor features three additional bedrooms, all ensuite with private baths. There is another laundry room on this level off the main hallway. The architectural cupola provides beautiful light from its many windows.
Basement: The fully finished lower level offers wonderful additional space with a spacious entertainment/TV room with fireplace, a large bedroom, full bath, powder room and a kitchenette. There's also plenty of storage and private outdoor access to the yard and gardens.

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Property Information

  • 13
  • 7
  • 7
  • 0.12 acres
  • 1837
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  • Brick
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  • 2 car

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  • Aga
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  • Bosch
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Town- 1 Pleasant Street


  • 7 Beds
  • 7 baths
  • 0.12 acres