Compare Listings


Town- 53 Orange Street

Dec 31 2012
Request Information Email To A Friend

Own a piece of history.  The Nathaniel Gardner House is a very special offering.  This authentic home is thought to be one of Nantucket’s oldest. Located on Orange Street, just a 5 minute walk to the center of town, restaurants and shops, this historic property features all original trim, moldings, paneling, wide plank floors, fireplaces and baking oven.    History:  Knowlton Mixer in "Old Houses of New England”, states that the house was built in 1729, while  Henry Barnard Worth’s  “Nantucket Lands and Land Owners” believed it was built between 1740 and 1750.  The date has not been substantiated in Town records.

Town- 53 Orange Street placeholder

Additional Details

Foyer with one half bath, living room with fireplace and original raised paneling, charming dining room with fireplace, baking oven and original paneling.  Back staircase located in second entry hall with access to the adjacent brick driveway. A large kitchen is located on this floor as well as the laundry room.   Original wide planked floors throughout the house.

A spacious second floor landing suitable for a small desk or a sitting area at the top of the stairs, a large master bedroom with fireplace and peek a boo views to the harbor from the front windows.   The guest bedroom has a dormer window, fireplace, closet and sitting area and original wide plank floors.   A bathroom with tub/shower is shared between the two bedrooms.  A hallway leads to the upper floor.

An original winding staircase leads to a full attic with wide plank original floors and skylight.  Perfect space for a play area.

Large new basement with beautiful double hung windows makes for a light filled space.  The house was lifted and new basement foundation was poured. Brand new Indirect Water Heater and Boiler. PEX heating was installed in basement slab.  The furnace, hot water heater and electric systems have been replaced and updated by the current owner.  The basement is unfinished.

Studio Cottage: Bedroom, kitchenette, bath, and a covered porch.

Property Information

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0.09 acres
  • 1740
  • 2010
  • ROH
  • -
  • Town
  • Town
  • None, Res
  • Poured
  • Original Wide Plank


listing property icon Property

  • Disposal
  • Insulation

listing outdoor icon Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Yes
  • Yes

listing household icon Household

  • Cable
  • GFHW
  • Electric
  • Yes


Google Map of 53 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA, USA



Historically preserved and simply beautiful, downtown Nantucket can be equated to nowhere else in the world. This is the heart of the island, replete with original cobblestone streets, waterfront restaurants and charming grey-shingled shops. Many of the stunning homes abut…

wave beach icon
tower town icon

Request More Information

Town- 53 Orange Street


  • 3 Beds
  • 2 + 1 half baths
  • 0.09 acres

Listing History

Town- 53 Orange Street

Property Type: Single-Family
Town- 53 Orange Street Image