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Chatfield-Taylor Real Estate 508-228-5828 PO Box 1881 Nantucket, MA 02554 chatfield-taylor.com

Fisher Real Estate 508-228-4407 21 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554 fishernantucket.com

J Pepper Frazier Co 508-228-3202 19 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Jpfco.com

Amy Sanford Real Estate 508-332-8692 5 Catherine Lane Nantucket, MA 02554

Compass Rose Real Estate 508-325-5500 137A Orange Street Nantucket, MA 02554 compassroserealestate.com

Great Point Properties 508-228-2266 1 North Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554 greatpointproperties.com

LandVest-Nantucket, LLC 508-325-5090 Anchor Village 37 Old South Road #5 Nantucket, MA 02554

Congdon & Coleman Real Estate 508-325-5000 57 Main Street • PO Box 1199 Nantucket, MA 02554 congdonandcoleman.com

Great Point Properties / ‘Sconset Real Estate 508-257-6335 Post Office Square PO Box 122 Siaconset, MA 02564 Sconsetrealestate.com

Lee Real Estate 508-325-5800 10 South Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Leerealestate.com

Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate 508-228-7707 82 Easton Street Nantucket, MA 02554 NantucketRealEstate.com Bamber Real Estate 508-228-1416 PO Box 26 Nantucket, MA 02554 bamberrealestate.com

Craigville Realty 508-775-3174 PO Box 216 West Hyannisport, MA 02672 craigvillebeach.com

Bass Point Realty 508-228-6515 85 Pleasant Street Nantucket, MA 02554 basspointrealty.com

Denby Real Estate 508-228-2522 PO Box 901 Nantucket, MA 02554 denby.com

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Island Properties 508-228-6999 35A Old South Road Nantucket, MA 02554 Islandproperties.com

Dilworth Real Estate Nantucket 508-221-2956 PO Box 2163 Nantucket, MA 02584 dilworthrealestatenantucket.com

Better Homes @ ACK 508-221-1115 PO Box 2726 Nantucket, MA 02854

Douglas Elliman of MA, LLC 617-227-6070 20 Park Plaza; Suite 820 Boston, MA 02116 douglaselliman.com

Boyce Realty 508-257-6962 PO Box 453 Siasconset, MA 02564 Centre Street Realty 508-825-5741 34 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554 centrestreetrealty.com

Engel & Volkers 617-936-4194 46 Gloucester Street Boston, MA 02115 Evusa.com Exit Cape Realty 508-499-2200 4527 Falmouth Road Cotuit, MA 02635 exitcaperealty.com

Grey Lady Properties 508-257-0064 5 Chuck Hollow Road PO Box 2668 Nantucket, MA 02584 greyladyproperties.com Harbor Light Properties 508-680-1367 25B Washington Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Harborlightproperties.com Hunter, Reed & Company 610-347-1000 55 Eel Point Road PO Box 1450 Nantucket, MA 02554-1450 hunterreed.com Islandwide Realty 508-776-5859 PO Box 987 Nantucket, MA 02554 J Feeley Real Estate Group, Inc 508-825-8825 37 Old South Road #6 Nantucket, MA 02554 Cottageandcastleinc.com Jordan Real Estate 508-228-4449 8 Federal Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Jordanre.com

LMR Realty 617-982-2299 310 Harvard Street; 2nd Floor Brookline, MA 02446 lmrrealty.com Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty 508-228-1881 37 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Maurypeople.com Nantucket Realty Advisors 508-367-9557 15 North Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Nantucketrealtyadvisors.com Nantucket Rentals and Sales 917-414-4979 800 West End Avenue New York, NY 10025 Nantucketrentalsandsales.com Nantucket Residential Properties 508-280-4420 3 Lyon Street PO Box 206 Nantucket, MA 02554 nrpre.com Osprey Real Estate, LLC 508-228-7890 PO Box 955 Nantucket, MA 02554 Ospreyrealestate.comcast.net

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Contents Volume 13 • Issue 1 • Spring 2021

NAREB Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 NAREB Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Nantucket by the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Unsung Heroes of the Civil War . . . . . . . . .9 Spring Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Landscaping with Native Plants . . . . . . . . .66 Broker Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Sales: Corinne Giffin nantucketrealestatebook@gmail.com 508.228.9165

Editorial: Suzanne Daub nantucketrealestatebook@gmail.com

Design: Sarah Morneau Cover photo by Suzanne Daub

Nantucket Home Real Estate News & Property Listings is a publication of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), published four times a year. The print version is distributed free on Nantucket & elsewhere; the digital version is available at NantucketRealEstateBook.com. All contents of this magazine, including without limitations the design, advertisements, photos, & editorial content, are copyrighted 2021 by Coastal Internet Access, Inc (CIA, Inc.). No portion of this magazine may be copied, reprinted, or reproduced in any form without express written permission of CIA, Inc.

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Real Estate by the Numbers Numbers calculated from October 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The best month for sales on Nantucket during this time period was October 2020 with 96 home sales and a total dollar volume of $327,762,000. Buyers were from CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV - Canada, and the UK. Statistics provided by Nantucket Comparable Sales Service. Number of properties sold during the past 5 months: Of that, were houses,

311 50

417

and

(includes commercial, lots, timeshares, foreclosures, etc.)

were lots

(“houses” doesn’t always include condos or co-ops, and that number does not include foreclosures)

Properties sold at an average of

94%

Average purchase price:

$2,920,000 $1,433,000

of the list price.

Houses

Average time on the market:

Lots

Lowest dollar sale in the past 5 months:

9

months

$300,000 $159,000

House

Highest dollar sale in the past 5 months:

$20,000,000 $11,000,000

House

YEAR AGO COMPARISON

Lot

JANUARY 2020:

40

$109M

FEBRUARY 2020:

Total Sales

Total Dollar Volume

Total Sales

21

$41M Total Dollar Volume

JANUARY 2021:

FEBRUARY 2021:

Total Sales

Total Sales

55

$106M Total Dollar Volume

41

$109M Total Dollar Volume

Lot


Unsung Heroes of the Civil War by Frances Ruley Karttunen

Nantucket’s Main Street exists in three distinct segments. The wide part from the head of Straight Wharf uphill between storefronts is known as Main Street Square. The square resulted from widening the street after the Great Fire of 1846. At the foot of the Square is the old brick customs house. The Pacific Club has relinquished its meeting room on the ground floor to a crafts gallery, but the ghost of the days when aging whaling captains, veterans of voyages to the Pacific whaling grounds, played endless rounds of cribbage there lingers on. At the head of the square is the red brick Pacific National Bank, built in 1818. From a makeshift observatory on its flat roof, Nantucket’s premier scientist, Maria Mitchell, observed a comet, the discovery of which launched her off-island career. Beyond the bank building, Main Street narrows. Like the square, it is paved with cobblestones that were purchased from Gloucester for the purpose in 1837 (not, after all, brought to the island as ballast in the holds of empty ships, as we used to imagine). The cobbled street passes between handsome houses, including the famous Three Bricks constructed for the three sons of Joseph Starbuck and the two neoclassical columned mansions across the street. This section of Main Street could be said to reek of whale oil wealth accumulated in the first half of the 1800s. The cobblestones end at an obelisk, beyond which the cobbles give way to yellow brick leading to the edge of town. Where the obelisk stands was once the town center, located at a distance from the stench of the whaling-era waterfront. Here the town building once stood with the town’s liberty pole out front. Within was a court room, and nearby stood the whipping post where punishment was meted out to wretched miscreants. A jail built in 1803 (quaintly known as the Old Gaol) still occupies a back yard between Upper Main Street and Vestal Street. Not far away there were an alms house and a Quaker home for the aged. A large Quaker Meeting House also stood nearby.

By the 1870s, Quakerism and the whaling industry had both collapsed on Nantucket; a brick building on Union Street, just off Main Street Square, had been taken over to serve as the Town Building; and the whipping post and the liberty pole had long since faded from memory. The intersection of Main Street with Gardner and Milk Streets was no longer a hub of activity, but like the Pacific Club, it retained an aura of by-gone importance. Where better to place Nantucket’s Civil War monument? continued on page 58...

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Spring Event Highlights

brought to you by Nantucket.net, the Insider’s Guide to Nantucket. Visit us online for an up-to-date calendar of daily events.

Museums Reopen, Nature Beckons, Spring Festivals Are Reimagined for 2021... April and May on Nantucket are usually the months when island festivals and celebrations begin. Although 2021 promises to be a more typical year than 2020 was, most of the spring events we all look forward to are again scheduled as virtual events or as hybrids with part in-person and part virtual. The good news is that after 12 months of Zoom meetings and webinars and streaming and YouTube and Facebook Live, most of us are comfortable with pouring our own cocktails, adjusting the lighting, and settling down in front of a computer to join friends at events held online. Since 1975, the inaugural event for the Nantucket season has been the Nantucket Daffodil Festival, held every year during the last weekend in April. Even though the Daffy in-person events have again been cancelled due to the state’s restrictions on large gatherings, tens of thousands of daffodils are in full bloom across the island. And you can still participate in many of your favorite Daffy events at DaffodilFestival.com, a website created by Nantucket.net: The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket in collaboration with the Nantucket Garden Club, NiSHA, the NHA, and the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce.

At DaffodilFestival.com, you can upload photos of daffodils you grew, arranged, and photographed for the Virtual Daffodil Show, and you can vote for your favorites to be named People’s Choice. If you usually adorn your vehicle with daffodils for the annual Antique Car Parade and Tailgate Picnic, you are encouraged to do it again this year, photograph the car (and the driver), and upload your photo to be included in the Virtual Antique Car Parade. Links on DaffodilFestival.com will lead you to island restaurants that are offering takeout for picnics and a list of perfect picnic spots on Nantucket where you can take your takeout. If you miss donning your festive Daffodil Festival apparel for the Hat Parade and helping your children decorate their bicycles and wagons for the Bike Parade, you can still take part: just upload your photos to share with everyone online at DaffodilFestival.com

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Last year Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA) held their popular Daffy Pet Parade virtually, and this year it is a part of DaffodilFestival.com. Because pet parents don’t have to bring their participants into town this year, they can pose all their pets in their Daffy best, take some photos and upload them to enter. NiSHA will give out prizes to the Most Daffy, Most Creative, Most Candid, and to the Audience Favorite. continued on page 11...

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In addition to participating in these virtual Daffodil Festival events, you can look for photos of yourself and your friends on the pages dedicated to the NHA’s Flower Power parties held in 2018 and 2019. Check out the mod fashions and fun accessories, and plan your Flower Power outfit for the 2022 celebration! In addition to the interactive festival pages, DaffodilFestival.com also has sections where you can read about the history and evolution of this popular Nantucket event and learn how to plant, nurture, identify, and photograph your daffodils. Four other island festivals held in May and early June were very much part of launching our island’s summer season. The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, which for more than 20 years brought distinguished winemakers and chefs to the island for a week of tastings, demonstrations, seminars, luncheons, and wine dinners, has been cancelled until 2022.

Tired of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and reruns? Here’s your chance to be among the first to watch new works by the best and brightest screenwriters. Festival passes are on sale now at NantucketFilmFestival.org. The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) has become expert in sharing members’ artwork in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street, the Visual Arts Center on Amelia Drive, and in virtual galleries on NantucketArts.org. With some occupancy limits still in place in Massachusetts, art shows and gallery openings during 2021 will feature a mix of in-person and online shows. Opening April 23 is a gallery exhibition entitled “Starting Over.” On May 1, and continuing for the entire month, is the online show “Spring Forward.”

photo by Tom Griswold

Last year, the Nantucket Book Festival treated readers to more than two dozen At Home with AuthorsTM sessions (all still available on their website) which expanded a weekend festival into a year of delightful conversations. For 2021, the organizers are planning special online programming that includes conversations with bestselling authors, panel discussions, and Elin Hilderbrand with Jennifer Weiner in Cocktails, Conversations, & Couture, a special in-person event in August. Visit NantucketBookFestival.com for links and tickets.

The Nantucket Film Festival will still be held this June—across eleven days from June 17 to 28, instead of the typical six. Their 2021 program includes a hybrid mix of in-person garden screenings and conversations, outdoor drive-in screenings, and online screenings.

From May 11 to June 16, AAN’s annual Plein Air Festival will be held, expanded to six weeks of outdoor painting. New wet works will be displayed for sale each day in AAN’s Washington Street gallery starting on May 28. A favorite part of this festival—AAN’s 10th annual Paint Out at Brant Point Beach—is open to all artists and will be held on June 9 and 10 starting at 10 am (raindate June 11). AAN staff has not yet finalized the formats for the rest of their 2021 events, but the fun and fabulous 2020 Gala that AAN hosted virtually (with dinners delivered to on-island ticketholders) is still the talk of the town! Watch their website Nantucketarts.org for details and to buy your tickets. Known world-wide as a top Nantucket attraction, the Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum is open Monday-Saturday now through May 23, and open daily starting May 24. In addition to their “Nantucket Timeline,” Scrimshaw Gallery, Gosnell Hall, Tragedy of the Essex Exhibit, Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory, Decorative Arts Gallery, and Neptune’s Grotto, the special exhibit The Road from Abolition to Suffrage will continue through 2021 in the Williams Forsyth Gallery. Several new exhibits opening in the Whaling Museum this May include Shoulders Upon Which We Stand: the Cape Verdean Nantucket Connection, Writing the First Draft of Island History, Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance, and The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812. Members’ Evenings that include a special in-person tour for groups of 6 will be held every other Wednesday, and NHA Walking Tours begin downtown on May 28. continued on page 16...


Spring Events continued from page 11

And those are just the in-person exhibits and events. The NHA has also developed rich online programming that will continue this spring over Zoom and includes Food for Thought evening discussions, webinars, and NHA University Virtual Lectures with noted academics. Visit nha.org to reserve a time to visit the museum and to register for classes, tours, lectures, and webinars.

Egan Maritime Institute will open their Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits on May 28. In the meantime, Maritime Studies Instructor Evan Schwanfelder will continue to add episodes to his Time & Tide podcasts that tell dramatic tales of Nantucket’s seafaring legacy. With the cold of winter giving way to spring sunshine and warmth, outdoor activities are even more en16 nantucket HOME

ticing. Over half of Nantucket Island is dedicated to conservation. There’s so much to explore here: miles of pristine beaches, the windswept and untouched Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, and all the properties, nature preserves, and trails maintained by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, the Nantucket Land Bank, the Town of Nantucket, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, the UMass Field Station, and the MA DCR. Whether you walk alone, with friends and family, or with your dogs, you are sure to discover a path you’ve not traveled before and find special spots for exercise, meditation, relaxation, and communing with nature.

Several island organizations offer classes, workshops, and nature walks. Dr. Jen Karberg of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and Dr. Sarah Bois of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation are teaming up to teach a fiveweek course that will examine the historic, current, and future use of Nantucket’s coastline. The course begins on May 12, but space is limited, so don’t wait to register at nantucketconservation.org/8579-2 The Maria Mitchell Association is another island organization dedicated to science and education that offers many outdoor programs. Their properties will open June 7 this year, and several of their family field trips around Nantucket will begin after June 9. They, too, have robust virtual programming, and for 24 hours from 5pm on May 21 to 5pm on May 22, MMA will host a Bird-Where-You-Are-a-Thon. For details on their in-person and virtual programs, go to MariaMitchell.org. If you prefer a guided tour to a self-guided walk or a trail app, Peter Brace of Nantucket Walkabout is again offering his in-person guided hikes around Nantucket. He takes small groups out two or three times a day to ten different island locations. Brace describes his tours as “part bird walk, part botany hike, part geology, and all about exploration.” Hike reservations can be made at walknantucket.com Whether the activities you crave after a long winter of cold weather and social distancing are outdoor in nature, learning about the island’s history and environment, or enjoying Nantucket’s annual spring festivals reimagined for the pandemic, there is an island event happening every week this April, May, and June.


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2 Kings Way Cliff | $3,895,000

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BRIAN SULLIVAN Principal Broker 508.414.1878 (c) | sully@fishernantucket.com | fishernantucket.com


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MY HOME WORTH ? - THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A LOCAL BROKER -

In today’s digital age instant gratification is king; our brains are trained to take to the internet to research nearly anything that crosses our mind. An increasingly popular search has been home valuation via sites like Zillow.com and Trulia.com. While these sites certainly serve some purpose, often users aren’t reading the fine print and really understanding the limitations of these basic algorithms as they casually search for their home’s value. Potential buyers are also often disappointed when prices significantly vary from tools like Zillow’s Zestimate. Additionally, these numbers generally don’t match an appraiser’s valuation.

Enlisting the help of a local real estate broker has many benefits, first and foremost the knowledge of the inventory and local market conditions. A broker will visit your property and make note of its special features and amenities, its condition, and opportunities to add value. We know the things that make each and every neighborhood of Nantucket special – a perspective that can never be achieved through an algorithm. These observations, coupled with a comparative market analysis, will put you in prime position to take the most advantage of our strong market.

>> Read more from Lara for educational editorials, building on island, and so much more at: fishernantucket.com/lara-hanson. If you’re curious about an estimated valuation of your property, contact Lara today.

“Lara was a pleasure to work with on my recent transaction in the red hot Nantucket Real Estate market. Lara kept me updated at every turn from listing to contracting and negotiating right through to closing. I recommend her highly and would use her services again without question.” - Jamie, 2021 Home Seller

LARA HANSON Sales Broker & Rental Agent 508.221.0883 (c) | lara@fishernantucket.com | fishernantucket.com


2-6 Highland Avenue • Cliff • $10,700,000 This oversized, half-acre multi-lot property has been in the same family since 1969 and is one of the last remaining parcels of its size in the Lincoln Circle area. The highly sought-after location is a few blocks to Steps Beach and ideally positioned with easy access to the Cliff Bike Path, Town and Brant Point restaurants and beaches. The depth and width of the property coupled with a private lane along one side, ensure privacy for the most discerning owner. The existing contemporary structures were built in 1970 and include a 2 bedroom main house, 1 bedroom guest house, and detached sauna with sitting room. A large deck connects all three structures, and a spacious roof deck on the main house offers views of the harbor and church steeples in town. A detached 2 bay garage has a 2nd 昀oor for storage. The available ground cover offers ample room for a family compound including multiple structures, a pool, cabana, and garage. Owners have HDC Demo permits in hand or you may choose to work with your architect and renovate the existing structures to their original glory.

508.566.3894

LIZA OTTANI

liza@leerealestate.com


2, 4 & 4.5 Cathcart Road • Monomoy • Call for Details

4.5 Cathcart Road • Monomoy • $5,595,000

508.280.6131

2 Cathcart Road • Monomoy • $3,495,000

BRUCE BENI

bruce@leerealestate.com


126 Main Street • Town • $4,600,000

67 Bartlett Road • Miacomet • $1,995,000

4b Marble Way • Miacomet • $950,000

10 South Beach Street • Nantucket, MA 02554 508.325.5800 • of昀ce@leerealestate.com • leerealestate.com


86 Cliff Road • Cliff • $2,575,000

15 Macy’s Lane • CN Zoning • $1,675,000

71 Orange Street • Town • Call for Details

67 Fairgrounds Road • Mid Island • Covenant • $330,000

Jeff Lee • Bruce Beni • Chloe Bruning • Dan Dunlap • Shellie Dunlap Carolyn Durand • Peter Engen • Hal Herrick • Sam Herrick • Jeanne Hicks • Mimi Huber Maya Kearns • Bob Lang • Joe Lloyd • Kiri Mullen • Liza Ottani • Jon Raith


65 Center Street • Town • $6,250,000

12 Upper Tawpawshaw Road • Middle Moors • $935,000

508.566.4713

CAROLYN DURAND

carolyn@leerealestate.com


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16 EASTON STREET

23 ORANGE STREET

Brant Point

Town

$4,895,000 Like many residential markets across the country, Nantucket real estate is in new territory. There are market nuances for both buyers and sellers that are critical to a successful transaction. Our team has this transaction expertise, and a wealth of island

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8 MAYHEW LANE

100 BAXTER ROAD

Town

‘Sconset

$3,350,000

$4,350,000

2 KINGS WAY

18 MEADOW LANE

Cliff

Town

$3,895,000

$3,995,000

Brian Sullivan Jen Allen Cam Gammill Joelle Bouchard Lara Hanson Liza Hatton Sarah Holmes Cait Kappler Marleah Lydon Danno Lynch


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110A ORANGE STREET

1 TWIN STREET

Town

Town

$10,900,000

MARINER VILLAGE Town

$975,000

16 GLADLANDS AVENUE Surfside

$2,995,000

Lots range from $1,500,000 - $1,800,000

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$2,295,000

$1,495,000

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1 MARINER WAY Town

$3,750,000

92 OLD SOUTH ROAD

2 FARMER STREET

Mid Island

Town

$1,595,000

3 EVERGREEN WAY

$5,300,000

Mid Island

18 DUKES ROAD West of Town

$350,000 Voted Best of Nantucket for three consecutive years, we’re known for thoughtful and trusted advice, market expertise, and forward-thinking support to renters, owners and buyers.

$3,200,000

Brian Sullivan Jen Allen Cam Gammill Joelle Bouchard Lara Hanson Liza Hatton Sarah Holmes Cait Kappler Marleah Lydon Danno Lynch


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Contact John Arena

Madaket 49 Red Bar* Road | $2,795,000 | 4 BR, 3.5 BA ħ On the Beach

John Arena, Broker Associate 617.771.3511 | John.Arena@raveis.com William Raveis Platinum Club - Top 1%

Mid Island - Commercial / Residential 6 Flint Road | $2,195,000 | 2 BR, 2 Full & 2 Half BA ħ Large Workshop

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Town

Town

24 & 26 Old North Wharf | $10,250,000 | 4 BR, 3 BA, 5 Slips

13 Commercial Street | $6,390,000 | 2 BR, 2.5 BA

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17 Ranger Road | $3,950,000 | 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 2.1 Acres

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2 Francis Street | $3,250,000 | 5 BR, 4.5 BA

14 Plover Lane | $1,395,000 | .92 Acres

Robert Young

Recognized as the #1 Luxury Brokerage by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World O cial Real Estate Company of the Boston Red Sox

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24 & 26 Old North Wharf | $10,250,000 | 4 BR, 3 BA, 5 +0ƫSlips Robert Young | 508.325.1571

24 Old North Wharf | $8,950,000 | 3 BR, 2 BA, 4 +0ƫSlips Robert Young | 508.325.1571

Town

Madaket

26 Old North Wharf | $5,250,000 | 1 BR, 1 BA, 1 +0ƫSlip Robert Young | 508.325.1571

49 Red Barn Road | $2,795,000 | 4 BR, 3.5 BA John Arena | 617.771.3511

Madaket

Mid Island

29 Long Pond Drive | $2,150,000 | 4 BR, 3 BA Robin and David Slick | 917.991.4816

13B Park Circle | $695,000 | 3 BR, 2.5 BA Ty Costa | 508.560.5160

Recognized as the #1 Luxury Brokerage by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World O cial Real Estate Company of the Boston Red Sox

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Town

Town

13 Commercial Street | $6,390,000 | 2 BR, 2.5 BA Robert Young | 508.325.1571

4 Flora Street | $3,700,000 | 5 BR, 5.5 BA Jenny Whitlock and Scott Corry | 508.525.5796

Dionis

Wauwinet

17 Ranger Road | $3,950,000 | 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 2.1 Acres Robert Young | 508.325.1571

1 Old Quidnet Milk Route | $3,750,000 | 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 5 Acres Robert Young | 508.325.1571

Town

Town

10 Gay Street | $3,495,000 | 10 BR, 9.5 BA John Arena | 617.771.3511

2 Francis Street | $3,250,000 | 5 BR, 4.5 BA Robert Young | 508.325.1571

Recognized as the #1 Luxury Brokerage by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World O cial Real Estate Company of the Boston Red Sox

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23 Orange Street $4,895,000 5 Beds | 5 Full + 2 Half Baths Few properties boast a location that is just moments to Main Street while also offering water views, a private pool and spa, and four finished floors of living space. The largest of the historic Folger Block Row Houses, this property has plenty of room for the whole family with multiple living areas, five bedrooms, five+ bathrooms and over 4,000 square feet of living space. Aside from the gracious floor plan, soaring ceilings and oversized windows, one of the unique aspects of this property is that it offers something that can no longer be obtained in this location -- a private pool and spa. Steeped in history with many original details, the property has been lovingly updated throughout. It has excellent rental history and is a home that must be seen to be fully appreciated.

JEN ALLEN Principal Broker 508.332.0568 (c) | jen@fishernantucket.com | fishernantucket.com


CLIFF-SIDE LIVING

Located in a sought-after enclave off of Cliff Road, deeded beach access, beautiful grounds, spacious six-bedroom, six-and a half-bathroom home with garage and studio. $11,995,000 | Meg Ruley

RARE FIVE-ACRE PARCEL WITH POTENTIAL FOR TEN LOT SUBDIVISION

This beautiful and incredibly rare five-acre parcel is being offered for the first time in over seventy years. There is potential for a ten-lot subdivision with town water and town sewer at the road. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to own this desirable and peaceful property. $7,495,000 | Peter DuPont

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-7707

NantucketRealEstate.com


QUINTESSENTIAL QUIDNET!

This rare Quidnet property has forever sweeping views over Sesachacha Pond to the Atlantic and Sankaty Lighthouse. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is nestled on a 3.2 acre parcel, steps to Quidnet Village, and abuts Massachusetts Audubon Land. $4,995,000 | Meg Ruley

CISCO BEACH HOUSE

RARE FIND IN TOWN

This renovated Cisco beach house has a casual and laid-back rustic beachhouse vibe. The property also includes a newly installed gunite heated pool and cabana with an enclosed shower, half bath, and outdoor kitchen with grill.

Centrally located historic house on oversized corner lot. Inviting front porch, bright and sunny rooms, access to large yard and detached two-car garage. Property offers lots of possibilities including potential subdivision.

$3,995,000 | Lisa Sherburne

$2,395,000 | Penny Dey and Linda Bellevue

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-7707

NantucketRealEstate.com


MIACOMET MAGIC!

STEP BACK IN TIME AT IVY LODGE

This three-bedroom, two-and a half-bath home is perfect for summer or year ‘round use. Open, airy and light…and near all the places you want to be. Oversized lot and four-bedroom septic allow for expansion. An exceptional property!

Remember the early days of ‘Sconset history at the Ivy Lodge, said to date back to 1740 as one of the early whaling cottages. Ivy Lodge offers a grandfathered duplex home. Relax on the covered porch after a trip to ‘Sconset village or a quick dip in the nearby ocean.

$1,850,000 | Jane Miller

$1,395,000 | Mary Malavase

CHARMING COTTAGE

Heidi Drew, ABR, RSPS, SRS Penny Dey, GRI, ABRM Ken Beaugrand Linda Bellevue, GRI, CBR Peter DuPont Alison K. Forsgren, e-Pro, NAR Green, SRES Mary D. Malavase, ABR, RSPS, TRC, SFR Jane B. Miller, ABR, RSPS Erikka Perkins Meg Ruley, ABR, RSPS Lisa Sherburne, ABR, RSPS Melinda Vallett Geri Walker, RSPS, SFR

Located on an oversized lot – convenient to shopping, transportation and schools. Mature and abundant flora enhance the privacy. Updated kitchen and bath complete the picture. Move right in!

Christine Whelden, ABR Tanya Babaitsava, Office Manager

$950,000 | Penny Dey

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-7707

NantucketRealEstate.com


THE ART OF LIVING

Brant Point $13,750,000 Craig Hawkins and Bernadette Meyer

Pocomo $6,295,000 Kathy Gallaher

Sconset $6,295,000 Chandra Miller

Town $5,200,000 Marybeth Gibson

Town $4,500,000 Barbara Jenkins

Sconset $4,395,000 Chandra Miller

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THE ART OF LIVING

Town $3,950,000 Marybeth Gibson

Town $3,800,000 Gary Winn & Mary Taaffe

Town $3,250,000 Kathy Gallaher and Gary Winn

Brant Point $3,200,000 Juliet Hunter & Susan Chambers

Town $3,150,000 Chandra Miller

Surfside $2,875,000 Bernadette Meyer & Tony Dolceamore

MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 MAIN STREET, NANTUCKET, MA 02554 | 508.228.1881 | MAURYPEOPLE.COM Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.


THE ART OF LIVING

Town $2,250,000 Barbara Jenkins

Sconset $2,195,000 Jenny Paradis & Roberta White

Town $1,995,000 Bernadette Meyer and Craig Hawkins

Brant Point $1,995,000 Mary Taaffe

Town $1,995,000 Craig Hawkins and Bernadette Meyer

West of Town $1,895,000 Chandra Miller

MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 MAIN STREET, NANTUCKET, MA 02554 | 508.228.1881 | MAURYPEOPLE.COM Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.


THE ART OF LIVING

Town $1,325,000 Mary Taaffe

Town $1,295,000 Kathy Gallaher

Town $1,295,000 Chandra Miller

Brant Point $1,200,000 Marybeth Gibson & Donna Barnett

Town $1,025,000 Chandra Miller

Hummock Pond $849,000 Craig Hawkins

MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 MAIN STREET, NANTUCKET, MA 02554 | 508.228.1881 | MAURYPEOPLE.COM Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.


INCREDIBLE CLIFF OPPORTUNITY

BEAUTIFUL 7 BEDROOM HOME CLOSE TO STEPS BEACH This gracious, shingle style home was built in 1900, totally renovated by the present owner in 1998 and has been meticulously maintained. Expert craftsmanship went into the renovation, blending the old and new. Multi leveled decks provide private outdoor enjoyment on over one half acre of land. There are water views from many rooms and the sound and harbor views from the third floor deck and the roof walk are panoramic. It is a short walk to Steps Beach and close to Jetties Beach and town as well.

$18,500,000

EXCLUSIVELY SHOWCASED BY GARY WINN Broker

BARBARA JENKINS Broker

gary@maurypeople.com 508.330.3069

barbara@maurypeople.com 508.246.3143

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UNDER AGREEMENT

5 Orange Street, Town, 7 Beds 7.5 Baths

7 East Dover Street #2, Town, 3 Beds 3.5 Baths

$4,595,000 | Matt Payne

$1,760,000 | Anne Gifford

UNDER AGREEMENT

UNDER AGREEMENT

5 Grey Lady Lane, South of Town, 5 Beds 5.5 Baths

6 Grey Lady Lane, South of Town, 5,250 sq.ft. Land

$2,795,000 | Stephen Maury

$700,000 | Stephen Maury

38 & 38A Vestal Street, Town, 4 Beds 3 full & 2 half Baths

$3,500,000 | Keri Kalman

57 Main Street, Nantucket MA | (508) 325-5000 | www.congdonandcoleman.com


The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War continued from page 9

Work commenced in October 1874. One of the millstones from the recently demolished Roundtop Mill was recycled as the base for the obelisk on which were inscribed the names of Nantucket’s Union dead, seventy-three in all. On May 29, 1875, Nantucket’s Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was dedicated. The American Civil War had been the first in which the Nantucket community had participated. Previously, Quaker pacifism had kept Nantucketers out of combat, but to the Civil War the island sent 339 of her sons, 56 more than the town’s quota. Of those who went to war, only the names of the men who died appear on the Monument. Robert Mooney, local Civil War historian, recounted many a story of both the island’s Civil War dead and those who returned home after the war, but there are some veterans of that war whose stories have yet to be told. A total of twenty African Americans enlisted identifying Nantucket as their hometown. Most served in the Union Navy, but three joined the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry. All survived the war, so none of their names appear on the monument. Veterans Sampson Pompey and Hiram Reed were elected charter members of the Nantucket Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in October 1891. When Pompey, Reed, and their fellow veterans Joseph Simons and George Michael went to their final rest on Nantucket, their graves were marked with U.S. Government markers. To this day each grave is decorated with an American flag on Memorial Day. Benajah Boston Jr., cousin of Nantucket’s black whaling captain, served in the Union Navy. After the war he stayed away from Nantucket until 1916, when he came home long enough to give a colorful account of his eventful life to the Inquirer and Mirror. Then he took off again and eventually died in great old age in Rock Island, Illinois, leaving on Nantucket no marker or inscription commemorating his service in the war. Then there was Harriet Hollway, born in Nantucket to a Quaker family in 1823. One of eleven children, she began teaching school at age fifteen, showing—as her 58 nantucket HOME

obituary put it—“a spirit of independence and executive ability for which Nantucket women have in past been noted.” Widowed and already in her late 30s at the opening of the Civil War, she volunteered for service and subsequently was mustered in as a regular Union Army nurse. She served the last eighteen months of her enlistment at a hospital in Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island, and after the war she made her home in Newport. In 1890, “by special act of Congress she was granted a pension,” which she enjoyed until her death in 1898. Other Nantucketers who should be honored for their parts in Civil War history include teacher Anna Gardner, her student Annie Nahar, and Maria Mitchell’s brother William Forster Mitchell. These three went south in the immediate wake of the war to help educate people newly freed from slavery. A policy of withholding literacy from slaves had created an enormous need for schooling for people of all ages. Anna Gardner went first to New Bern, North Carolina, and later to Virginia to establish schools, to design curricula, to teach, and to serve as a school principal. William Forster Mitchell went to teach in the same area. Annie Nahar, daughter of a seamstress and a barber in Nantucket’s black community, had been a beneficiary of the 1840s struggle to racially integrate Nantucket’s public schools. Of these three Nantucket educators, she traveled the greatest distance to begin her service— first to New Orleans, where she was already teaching in 1865, and then on to teach in Texas. Joseph Farnham, who had attended primary school in Nantucket when Annie Nahar was in grammar school, wrote that “She was a young woman of rare character and attractiveness.” Had he known what she did after she left Nantucket, he might have added that she was every bit as courageous as the men whose names are inscribed on the obelisk on Upper Main Street. Frances Ruley Karttunen began writing public history while a student in Nantucket High School. Her books are available in local bookstores.


2 Farmer Street TOWN | $5,300,000 A rare offering, this exceptionally built home is located in the historic district of downtown Nantucket. The property has been meticulously renovated with impeccable craftsmanship and details that offer a sophisticated elegance that honors the history of the home. 4 Beds | 3 Full + 1 Half Baths

J. BRENT TARTAMELLA Sales & Rental Agent 508.901.0191 (c) | brent@fishernantucket.com | fishernantucket.com


110A Orange Street $975,000 1 Bed | 1 Bath

If you’re looking for an in-town pied-à-terre, where you can drop your bags and head to the beach, look no further! This light-filled condominium is just moments to Town, even closer to Nantucket Harbor and is surrounded on two sides by conservation land. Enjoy nearby harbor beaches or meander to Main Street by way of the island’s historic streets and enjoy excellent dining and shopping. A spacious front yard and off-street parking are a bonus. The property offers excellent rental potential, allowing an owner to use the property for convenient island getaways and renting when not in personal use.

JEN ALLEN Principal Broker 508.332.0568 (c) | jen@fishernantucket.com | fishernantucket.com


Native vs. Non Native Plants Native plants are species that are indigenous to the island. Having grown and evolved here for thousands of years, native plants are well-adapted to living in Nantucket’s coastal habitats and have formed complex and interdependent relationships with the island’s wildlife. Some native plants are aggressive growers, such as grape and scrub oak, but they are key dominant plants in local ecosystems. Non-native plants are those that have been introduced to an area by humans, either intentionally or accidentally. Over time, these plants can expand their range without human interference. They are also called exotic, alien, or non-indigenous plants.

Invasive Plants

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Invasive species are non native species that grow aggressively, reproducing rapidly to crowd out other plants, and are difficult to remove once established. These traits make them troublesome garden weeds; as they expand into natural areas, they can also threaten native plant communities and reduce wildlife habitat quality.

The Nantucket Landscape Nantucket’s glacial landscape consists of moraines with scattered boulders in the northern part of the island, and sandy, flat, well-drained outwash plains along the south shore. Bogs, marshes, pocket wetlands and larger coastal ponds provide variation. The climate and growing conditions are similar to those found on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Long Island. The whole island is low-lying, with a maximum elevation of 111ft., and is subjected to strong winds and salt spray, particularly during the stormy winter months. The climate is moderated by the island’s location offshore, about 27 miles south of Cape Cod. Winters tend to be milder than on the mainland, while summers are cooler with frequent fog. The USDA hardiness zone is 7b, more similar to the Mid Atlantic coastal states than to the rest of New England. Nantucket is home to globally rare sandplain grassland and coastal heathland plant communities characterized by low growing grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Small areas of mixed deciduous forest, pitch pine and scrub oak barrens, beaches, dunes, marshes, and coastal plain ponds round out the island’s diversity.

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Why Choose Natives? Selecting Natives Will: • Save Water—Native plants are adapted to the local climate and site conditions. • Save Time—Less maintenance is required with native plants once established. • Reduce Pesticide Use—Native plants have developed their own defenses against many pests and diseases. • Enhance Wildlife Habitat—Provide shelter and high quality food for native wildlife. • Protect Nantucket’s Distinctive Landscape and Fragile Ecosystem.

Tips for Using Native Plants • Use this guide to familiarize yourself with plants that may be suitable for your yard—you may already have some great native species to work with. Assess your site and consider your goals for the landscape. • Check with local nurseries to find out which natives they have in stock, and what they recommend based on your needs. Or, ask your landscape designer to incorporate natives. • Replace invasives with natives when it’s time for garden improvements. Dispose of removed material appropriately. • Source plants grown from island or northeastern stock—to maintain local genetic variation and have best results in our climate. • Collect local seed and grow your own, or salvage plants from construction sites (with permission of landowner). • Ideas: Plant edible or wildlife habitat hedges, pollinator gardens, rain gardens to capture runoff, and wildflower/native grass meadows. *E—Please use caution when consuming plants on the landscape. Ensure the ID of the plant and what parts of the plant are edible to humans. Just because a particular plant is edible, that doesn’t mean that every part of it should be eaten.

RESOURCES Massachusetts Prohibited Plants List www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/farm-products/plants/ massachusetts-prohibited-plant-list.html Nantucket Invasive Plants List (Wetland Regulations) nantucket-ma.gov/documentcenter/view/1008 Native Plant Nurseries in MA/New England grownativemass.org/resources/nurseries Coastal Zone Landscaping https://www.mass.gov/service-details/stormsmartcoasts-coastal-landscaping-in-massachusetts Integrated Landscaping www.upne.com/1611682786.html http://www.plantnative.org/books_gb.htm Go Botany (Plant I.D. and Range Info) gobotany.newenglandwild.org Nantucket Invasive Plant Species Committee (IPSC) The Invasive Plant Species Committee is a standing committee of the NBI focused on evaluating, managing and educating the public about Nantucket’s invasive plant species Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) NBI seeks to conserve the native biodiversity of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring, and education. NBI is a collaborative effort of the following organizations: Linda Loring Nature Foundation Maria Mitchell Association Massachusetts Audubon Society Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program Nantucket Conservation Foundation Nantucket Islands Land Bank Nantucket Land Council Nantucket Memorial Airport Science Department of the Nantucket High School The Trustees of Reservations Town of Nantucket Natural Resources Department Tuckernuck Land Trust UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station U.S. Fish & Wildflife Service

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Joelle Bouchard

Gina O’Callaghan

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508.221.0134 (c) | 508.228.4407 (o)

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21 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | fishernantucket.com | @fishernantucket

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Sarah Holmes Sales & Rental Agent 603.493.9504 (c) | 508.228.4407 (o) sarah@fishernantucket.com 21 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | fishernantucket.com | @fishernantucket

NICOLE BOUSQUET T 508.228.2266, ext 137 C 508.221.6810 nicole@greatpointproperties.com 1 North Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

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MICHELE LINDSTEDT

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T 508.228.2266, ext 135 C 508.737.0134

T 508.228.2266, ext 119 C 508.332.0682

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Bruce Beni Broker 508.280.6131 bruce@leerealestate.com 508.325.5800 • 10 South Beach Street • Nantucket, MA • leerealestate.com

Shellie Dunlap Broker & Rental Specialist 508.901.9890 shellie@leerealestate.com 508.325.5800 • 10 South Beach Street • Nantucket, MA • leerealestate.com

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Dan Dunlap Broker 508.257.1152 dan@leerealestate.com 508.325.5800 • 10 South Beach Street • Nantucket, MA • leerealestate.com

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