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Town- 75 Main Street

Nov 05 2010
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In 1831 Henry Coffin, prosperous whale oil merchant, commissioned master mason, Christopher Capen, to construct 75 Main Street. It is one of the very first brick residences constructed on Main Street and remains in much its original state, on an extraordinarily large lot by Residential Old Historic District standards. This property has never been transferred outside the Coffin family and awaits a restoration-minded owner to carry on the stewardship of this important monument of Nantucket's beloved history.

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Granite stairs to a grand foyer with original, curved stairway to the second floor. To the left is a double parlor, with identical black marble fireplaces imported from France, inset interior shutters, and dividing pocket doors between the two parlors. To the right of the foyer is a third front parlor, divided by pocket doors again from the rear dining room. All four rooms have original gas chandeliers and black marble fireplaces. The kitchen is situated to the rear of the dining room, with a side door to the east side yard. This was installed in the late 1950's when basement "summer kitchen" use became more obsolete. A rear sitting room with fireplace, back stairs, china closet with sink, and rear access to the porch overlooking yard complete 1st floor layout.

Two spacious front bedrooms overlooking Main Street each have a fireplace and closet. A full bath with tub, shower, and pedestal sink sits in the middle bay between the two front rooms. A third, east facing bedroom with fireplace and adjoining full bath is situated off the hall, as is the fourth bedroom, with its own fireplace. The rear hall has a small bath with sink and shower, a marble sink and vanity, and a door leading to a deck overlooking the private back yard and glorious maple tree. Two small back bedrooms, a rear staircase, and proper access to a museum-quality attic & cupola with rooftop views complete the 2nd fl. layout.

The basement houses multiple storage rooms, the oil tank and furnace, the old summer kitchen, and laundry facilities. Wide stair access to and from the east side yard makes storing bikes and outdoor equipment very easy. .

Property Information

  • 12
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0.3 acres
  • 1832
  • ROH
  • Existing
  • Town
  • Town
  • None, Twn
  • Brick and Stone - Recently restored
  • Original Wood


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listing outdoor icon Outdoors

  • None Known. Spacious
  • 2 Car Stone Parking Area

listing household icon Household

  • Cable
  • OFHA
  • Electric
  • Yes


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Town- 75 Main Street


  • 6 Beds
  • 3 + 2 half baths
  • 0.3 acres

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Town- 75 Main Street

Property Type: Single-Family
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