For the buyer seeking an exquisitely restored and prominent piece of Nantucket’s history this grand six bedroom home awaits its next steward. The Mansion on Pleasant, as it was called when it was built in 1800 for prosperous merchant Obed Macy, is situated just moments to Main Street among a lovely block of historic homes nestled in amongst mature trees. This important house, which retains its original ten working fireplaces, wide “King’s Pine” flooring, removable thin sash 12 over 12 windows, and extensive period detail, underwent a painstaking restoration completed in 2015 in accordance with the highest standards in historic preservation. This total renovation also expanded the house and sensitively integrated all the modern conveniences such as geothermal AC and a built in Sonos sound system. The home sits on an oversized, 10,000+ square foot lot with a beautiful yard and mature garden and is an exceptional locale for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. The large property also affords four off-street parking spots as well as ample room for expansion including a second dwelling and an in ground spa/water feature.
First Floor: Enter through either the front door or through the spacious, covered side porch to an elegant front foyer. To the left of the foyer is a formal living room with gorgeous antique fireplace and mantel, exposed beams and wide-plank pine flooring. Straight ahead is a spacious and brightly lit dining room with beautiful, oversized fireplace. A wet bar with original exposed boards is tucked in adjacent to the dining room and connects to a cozy den with fireplace. A hall with custom built-ins and powder room is just around the corner. The first floor is anchored by a beautiful kitchen with marble center island, copper farmer’s sink, eight-burner Wolf stove, ample counter and storage space, as well as separate pantry. The kitchen’s breakfast area is surrounded by windows and overlooks the expansive backyard and gardens. Beyond the kitchen is another living room with wall-mounted TV above the fireplace and French doors which lead to the expansive backyard. A cozy sitting room/office with gorgeous vaulted and beamed ceiling is adjacent to the family room and also accesses the back yard.
Second Floor: The second floor boasts three spacious guest bedrooms, two with fireplaces and each with great ambient lighting and wide-plank pine flooring. There are two full bathrooms with gorgeous tiled showers and one with an additional large soaking tub. One of two laundry rooms are on this floor. The entire rear portion of the second floor features a commodious master bedroom suite with large dressing room, bedroom with fireplace and dual-vanity bathroom with tiled shower and soaking tub. It enjoys a lovely vista over the manicured back yard and gardens.
Third Floor: The third floor offer tremendous bonus space, providing another large living space with TV and bunk room, as well as a separate bedroom. There is a full bathroom with tiled shower on this floor. The space is flooded with ambient light and features original exposed beams and brickwork, further showcasing the beauty of this home.
Basement: The lower level offers a game room, media room and a guest bedroom with full bathroom. The home’s original cistern sits in the game room and has been wonderfully restored and adds a lovely historical and visual element to the space. Secondary laundry facilities are also on this floor.
Listed By: Fisher Real Estate