Nantucket Home Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Spring 2023

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Vol 15 Issue 1 Spring 2023

Welcome to Nantucket... or even be琀er welcome bACK!

Whether you have been coming to Nantucket for years, or this is your first visit to the island, you will likely experience what so many of us did when we first set foot here. Nantucket is special, different, and “other” than the rest of the world. Here you will find a rare combina琀on of beau琀ful and accessible beaches, world class restaurants and shops, a lowkey lifestyle, and an enduring commitment from the community to preserve and support Nantucket’s significant history, beaches and open spaces. Nantucket offers some of the most beau琀ful real estate in the country. But it is the people that make this island most special.

People come to Nantucket from all over the world and many decide, a昀er coming for a visit, that they want to stay. Our year­round popula琀on has grown rapidly in the past two decades and is now represented by people from many different countries and cultures. Many of our visitors decide to come back and end up ren琀ng a vaca琀on home year a昀er

year. Nantucket has a long history of ren琀ng to vaca琀oners, many of whom can only experience the island by ren琀ng (and not owning). Some people, with the means to do so, decide to buy land and build a home, or to purchase an exis琀ng home on­island.

The past three years, driven by the pandemic and the demand to be in special places, saw real estate values soar to unprecedented levels on Nantucket. The Nantucket Associa琀on of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is here to provide local knowledge, resources and professional exper琀se in all thing real estate related on Nantucket. Our agents are not only highly informed about the island real estate market but are the best source of informa琀on about anything related to the island. A昀er all, we live here too.

We pride ourselves on our experience, local knowledge, and ability to navigate smoothly in this very special market. Please reach out to a NAREB member office and take the first step towards a great real estate experience.

NAREB 2023 Execu琀ve Board

Penny Dey

Brian Sullivan

Kate Sayle

Susan Shepherd

Robert Sarkisian

Penny Dey, President NAREB President Vice­President Secretary Treasurer Member at Large Member at Large

Deborah Killen­Lothian

To contact NAREB: editor@nareb­ www.nareb­

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NAREB Member Directory

Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers

ACK Dis琀nc琀ve Proper琀es

Fernando Colon­Osorio


PO Box 254 Nantucket, MA 02554

Advisors Living

Jason Weissman


117 Pleasant St, 2nd Floor Nantucket, MA 02554

Atlan琀c East

Nantucket Real Estate

Penny Dey


82 Easton St Nantucket, MA 02554

Bamber Real Estate

Ronnie Bamber

508­228­1416 Nantucket, MA 02554

Bantry Way Brokerage

Andrew Lane


587 E Broadway Boston, MA 02127

Bass Point Realty

Michael Glowacki


85 Pleasant St Nantucket, MA 02554

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Island Proper琀es

Michael O'Mara

Robert Sarkisian


35A Old South Rd Nantucket, MA 02554 islandproper琀

Boyce Realty

David and Dana Boyce


PO Box 453

Siasconset, MA 02564

Centre Street Realty

John McDermo琀


34 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Cha琀ield­Taylor RE

Moncure Cha琀ield­Taylor

508­228­5828 PO Box 1881 Nantucket, MA 02554

Chris琀e's Interna琀onal RE

Atlan琀c Brokerage

Doug Gra琀an


7 Bayberry Court Nantucket, MA 02554

Coastal Point Proper琀es

Sofia Noom

508­901­3257 100 Independence Dr Hyannis, MA 02554 coastalpointproper琀

Coldwell Banker Realty

Ryan Michaud 617­266­4430

2 N Beach St. Nantucket, MA 02554

Compass Real Estate of MA

Meg Andrews


126 Newbury St, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02116

Congdon & Coleman RE

Stephen Maury

508­325­5000 57 Main St , PO Box 1199 Nantucket, MA 02554

Craigville Realty

Mar琀n Traywick


648 Craigville Beach Rd W. Hyannisport, MA 02672

Denby Real Estate

Kate Ranney Sayle

508­228­2522 PO Box 901 Nantucket, MA 02554

Dilworth Real Estate


Debbie Dilworth


PO Box 2163 Nantucket, MA 02564

Douglas Elliman of MA LLC

Kevin Ahearn

617­227­6070 20 Park Plaza, Suite 820 Boston, MA 02116

Engel & Volkers

Valerie Post

617­936­4194 46 Gloucester St Boston, MA 02115

Fisher Real Estate

Brian Sullivan 508­228­4407 21 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Great Point Proper琀es

Edward Sanford

Bill Liddle

Greg McKechnie


1 North Beach St Nantucket, MA 02554 greatpointproper琀

Grey Lady Proper琀es

James Cooper

508­228­8284 PO Box Nantucket, MA 02554

The Hanley Garre琀e Group LLC

Jay Hanley 508­228­5543 12 Amelia Dr Nantucket, MA 02554

J. Feeley RE Group, Inc.

Jamie Feeley

508­825­8825 37 Old South Rd #6 Nantucket, MA 02554 co琀

Jordan Real Estate

David Callahan


8 Federal St Nantucket, MA 02554

J. Pepper Frazier Co.

J. Pepper Frazier, II

Dalton Frazier


19 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Land Vest Nantucket

Joanna Dresser


37 Old South Rd #5

Nantucket, MA 02554

Lee Real Estate

Jeff Lee


10 S Beach St Nantucket, MA 02554

Maury People/Sothebys

Interna琀onal Real Estate

Gary Winn

508­228­1881 37 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Mo琀 and Chace/Sotheby's

Interna琀onal Real Estate

Joshua Cullion 401­314­3000

100 Exchange St

Commercial Unit D Providence, RI 02903 mo琀

Nantucket Custom

Real Estate Services

James Foote


1 Macys Ln, Suite EV V2 Nantucket, MA 02554

Nantucket Real Estate & Appraisal

Bill Moran 508­982­3533 34R Somerset Ln Nantucket, MA 02554

Nantucket Rentals & Sales

Niki Picinich 917­414­4979 31 Autopscot Circle Nantucket, MA 02554

Osprey Real Estate

Brian Schereschewsky

Francie Bovers

508­228­7890 PO Box 955 Nantucket, MA 02554

Sanford Real Estate

Amy Sanford


5 Catherine Ln Nantucket, MA 02554

Shepherd Real Estate

Susan Shepherd 508­228­5668 Zero Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554 nantucket­

Tea Rose Realty Tom Miner

Territory Real Estate

Terry Sanford 617­216­3870 867 Boylston St, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02116

Today Real Estate

Todd Machnik 508­568­8130 1533 Falmouth Rd Centerville MA, 02632

Treetop Group Sid Gehlot 100 Tower Office Park Suite I Woburn, MA 781­305­3731

Vaughan Machado Real Estate Vaughan Machado 508­228­5062 PO Box 1095 Nantucket, MA 02554

Welch & Associates Inc. Stephen Welch 7 Nashaquisset Ln Nantucket, MA 02554 welch­

Westbrook Real Estate Robert & Daryl Westbrook 508­257­6206 PO Box 262 Siasconset, MA 02564

William Raveis Real Estate Wendy Beaulieu 508­228­9117 17 Main St Nantucket, MA 02554

The Zillow Group Qadra Evans 206­516­2255 1301 2nd Ave, Floor 31 Sea琀le, WA 98101

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6 nantucket HOME Contents Volume 15 • Issue 1 • Spring 2023 NAREB Welcome ..........................2 NAREB MemberDirectory ..................4 Nantucketby the Numbers ..................8 A “Wild and Crazy Idea” Broughtto Life .......9 NantucketEventHighlights ....................10 Daffodils:the SteadfastGarden Friend ..........44 BrokerDirectory ..........................68 Meetthe Brokers ..........................72
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Real Estate by the Numbers

Number of proper琀es sold during the past 6 months: 204 (includes commercial, lots, 琀meshares, foreclosures, etc.) Of that,143 were houses, and 29were lots (“houses” doesn’t always include condos or co­ops, and that number does not include foreclosures) Average purchase price (rounded): $4,179,560 Houses $2,342,230 Lots Proper琀es sold at an average of 91% of the list price. Average 琀me on the market: 5 months Lowest dollar sale in the past 6 months: $200,000 House $271,900 Lot Highest dollar sale in the past 6 months: $23,100,000 House $8,000,000 Lot JANUARY 2022: 42 $112M Total Sales Total Dollar Volume JANUARY 2023: 18 $64M Total Sales Total Dollar Volume FEBRUARY 2022: 16 $58M Total Sales Total Dollar Volume FEBRUARY 2023: 7 $14M Total Sales Total Dollar Volume Numbers calculated from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Buyers hailed from AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, VA, WV. The best month for number of sales was December 2022 with 58 sales and a total dollar volume of $181,790,820 — BUT October had 56 sales with a higher total dollar volume of $215,608,250. Sta琀s琀cs provided by Nantucket Comparable Sales Service.


Forty yearsago,in Aprilof 1983, island residents voted overwhelmingly (466 to 1)at Town Mee ng to file an innova ve home­rule pe on with the Massachuse sLegislature to establish a land bank for Nantucket.

The pe on wasadopted by the state thatDecemberand ra fied by anotherdefini ve vote ata SpecialTown Mee ng in January of1984,where residents agreed thatthis program was “probably the lastchance to preserve forpublic use and enjoymentsome open spaces and beaches ofthe Nantucket Islands.” Just two weeks later,the Nantucket Islands Land Bank,the firstprogram ofitskind in the na on,wasin operaon.

This governmentalprogram is designed to acquire,hold, and manage important open spaces and endangered landscapes,using revenue from a 2% fee on mostrealestate transac ons on Nantucket. There is a first­ me homebuyers exemp on.

William Klein,directorofthe NantucketPlanning and EconomicDevelopmentCommission (NPEDC)from 1974 to 1991, came up with this bold idea thatis now a modelforcommuni es across the country.

Klein first visited Nantucket in February of1974:“Iwas blown away at how beau fulthis place was…About 30 days later,Iwas living here…Iwas 27…” He’d been in his posi on atNPEDC forless than a decade when itbecame clearto him that“familieswho had been here forgenera onsfeltlike they were losing the island: village­centered development was being compromised,” Klein stated in a 2015 interview with Allen Reinhard, “the regular working people of Nantucket were seeing the island disappearasthey knew itin theirchildhoods,and their ability to go hunt anywhere and fish anywhere, and open access to allthe beaches…they saw the threat.

“Isaid to myself:zoning alone isn’tgoing to work forNantucketto keep a village­centered developmentpa ern.”

Drawing on his experiences growing up on Long Island, where city planning had notprotected residents,and working in Pennsylvania,where he wasfirstintroduced to the concept ofa localop on realestate transfertax,he began to consider what it would take to keep development from happening in Nantucket’shighly valued habitatareasand shorefront. Klein was determined to keep a balance.

A era “quick calcula on” he realized they’d need about $100 million dollars,Klein explained in the interview with Reinhard. “Iwrote a conceptpaperforthe Planning Commission, justthrowing the idea out,and was pleasantly surprised that people said,‘oh,that'sinteres ng’… really smartpeople who had a reallove ofthe island going way,way,way back.

“And atthatpointwe began to think abouthow we would ever getsupportfrom Nantucket people for such a wild and crazy idea…How could you eversuccessfully argue orconvince

long term benefitofeverybody and that saving land would protect people'sinvestmentin the land thatwould be developed?”

In the autumn of 1982, Klein and othersinvited experts from up and down the East Coastto a symposium on Nantucketen tled Nantucketin the Year2002. Outofthose sessions came a 23­page document called Goals and Objec ves forBalanced Growth that“talked aboutwhy Nantucketwas so special…there was one page in [it]…thathad the Land Bank concept.”

During the first two years,before it had its own staff, Klein’s o ce ran the NantucketIslands Land Bank. “Inegoated about $25 million worth ofacquisi ons those first two years…guided by a five­memberLand Bank Commission.”

Nearly four decades later, the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Commissionersand Land Bank staff iss lldevoted to acquiring,holding,and managing importantopen spacesand endangered landscapes for public use and enjoyment. During 2022,transferfee revenue came close to $47 million. They acquired 21.19 acres ofland,bringing the totalacreage owned by the Land Bank to 3,408 acreswith another503.4 acresprotected by conserva on restric ons(some held in conjunc on with the NantucketLand Council). From itsincep on through 2022, the Nantucket Islands Land Bank has spent $385,147,076 on land purchases.

The five elected members ofthe Nantucket Land Bank Commission plan how to best fulfilltheir mission consistent with itsstatutory charge,and they priori ze and decide which proper es to acquire. Execu ve Director Jesse Bellthen nego ates the purchase. “In some cases,” Bell explained, “money is not the most important to the landowner…every situa on isunique…and some mesthere are mul ple donors

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The NantucketIsland’sLand Bank CreeksPreserve property overlooksthe Creekssaltmarsh,NantucketHarbor,and on a clearday, BrantPointLighthouse.

Nantucket Spring Event Highlights

Here are some ofourfavorite and regularly scheduled spring events.Foran up­to­date calendarofdaily events,

Going Daffy

April22 at1 pm ­Free DaffodilWorkshop

Learn how to stage the daffodils you’ve grown to enter them into the NantucketDaffodilShow.Mary Malavase,Garden Club member and accredited American DaffodilSociety judge,willhostthe workshop.To registersend an emailto

April27 at5:30 to 7:30 pm ­FlowerCrown Party

Join the Chamber of Commerce and learn how to make a lush flowercrown using silk daffodils,florals,and greenery.By the end of the class you'llhave a beau fulcrown to wear as you stroll around town and ‘Sconset for Daffy Fest events.Ticket price includes flower crown materials,2 drink ckets,and hor d’oeuvres. 508­228­1700.

April28 from 6 to 8 pm ­FlowerPowerParty

Celebrate Spring with atthisfes ve eventwith live music& dancing, hors d’oeurves,and a firstpeek atthe NantucketHistoricalAssocia on’snew exhibits.Prizesforthe “bestbloomin’”ou its.Call508228­1894 to be puton the waitlistforthis sold­outevent.

April29 ­AnnualNantucketDaffodilFes val

The season startswith everyone going daffy on Nantucket. The annualNantucketDaffodilFes val,organized by the NantucketIsland

ChamberofCommerce includes an An que CarParade (staging at 9:30am on Main Street), Daffy Hat Parade & Children’s Parade (star ng around 10 am at Children’s Beach),a Daffy Dog Parade, and a Tailgate Picnicin Siasconset(from 12 noon to 2pm).Formore fes valdetails and events visitDaffodilFes

April29 & 30 ­47th AnnualNantucketDaffodilShow

You won’t believe how many different varie es ofdaffodils you’ll see atthiscornerstone eventforDaffy FestWeekend.Saturday from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm,thisfragrant,fun,and flower­filled free show is in the greenhouse atBartle ’s Farm.On Saturday,April29,a free shu le bus runs from 10 Washington Streetduring show hours.

April30 from 10 am to 2 pm ­DaffodilBazaar

Enjoy a diverse market ofar sanalfares,from photographers to crisps.Held atthe end ofStraightWharf.A NantucketIsland ChamberofCommerce signature event.

Live Music

AlmostEvery Day atCisco...

Nantucket’sfamouswinery­brewery­distillery isalso one ofthe island’s favorite spots for live music year­round.Every day ofthe week they feature live bands,some local,some regional,alloffering greatmusic for dancing or for listening while you relax with friends.Check fortimesand who isplaying.

April23 at4 pm ­The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

Enjoy this band’s infectious,soulfuland uplifting style oftraditionalNew Orleansjazz.artofthe NantucketArtsCouncilDowntown Concert Series.Tickets:$30 (+$2 service fee)and free for age 16 & younger(mustreserve tickets)

May 5 at7 pm ­DJPete Ahern

Cash bar,photobooth,DJmusic,& dancing in The Dreamland Theatre.Tickets $35

May 14 at4 pm ­Greta Feeney in Concert

A Mother’sDay eventpresented by the NantucketArtsCouncilin The Dreamland Theatre. Tickets

Theatre & Film

April22 at7 pm:AbandonmentIssues

Four Nantucket Comedians give their take on island life,therapy, love,work,cats,family,daily shenanigans,and the beauty found in the madnessofexistence. Thislocalcomedy troupe starsJohn Eboli, Sarah Fraunfelder,Dave Hayes,and Sandy Kohner.This is an 18+ show.Cash barin The Dreamland lobby before and during the show. Doorsopen at6:30pm.Tickets$10

May 27:2023 LunaFest

An evening ofinspira on,celebra ng change through the art of filmmaking,with catering by Lemon Press,a silent auc on and more! This 22nd annualwomen’s film fes valwillbe hosted by HeatherUnruh atthe SconsetCasino.Doorsopen atthe Siasconset Casino at5 pm forcocktailhour,silentauc on,and more.Filmswill begin around 6:45 pm.Ticketsare $100 & include a drink cket+ a swag­lunafest2023.

June 7 to 24:Boeing Boeing by Theatre Workshop ofNantucket

It’sParisin the 1960sand perpetualbachelorBernard hasa swinging flatand 3 flighta endantsallengaged to him withoutknowing about each other.Bernard’slife getsbumpy when hisfriend Robertcomes to stay,and complica onssuch asweatherand a new,speedierBoeing jetdisrupthiscarefulrela onship schedule.Soon,all3 flighta fiancés...are in the city simultaneously and a manic whirlwind ofmayhem

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Rarely available opportunity in picture perfect in-town location of Nantucket. This lot features a charming 1 bedroom cottage. Excellent rental income or bring your imagination to this land and build your dream home. Located on a quiet dead end street right off Upper Main, near the flag pole, Lowell place is serene, yet a mere 10 minute walk to Murray’s Toggery and the heart of all that downtown Nantucket and the harbor has to offer. Don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity to curate your own island escape!


Light, bright, and modern with Nantucket charm, a few houses off of Upper Main Street on a quiet, cul-de-sac. Wonderful home, 10 minutes walk to the heart of town and Nantucket Harbor, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom has been meticulously maintained. 2010 construction, it feels like a brand new home. Open concept first floor living room with gas fireplace and up-to-date kitchen with adjacent dining area. French doors lead outside to a privet secluded patio area with seating and gas grill. Second floor: Master king bed size bedroom, with guest bedroom, a queen, each en-suite. The lower level is huge yet a cozy retreat with french doors for privacy, a king pull out sofa, sitting area with a second gas fireplace, flat screen TV, large full bathroom, and second set of french doors leading to the patio.

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fora single property.” At mes,where appropriate,property acquisi ons have been nego ated with lease periods or life rights.

Execu ve Director Belldescribes a current Land Bank focus as preserving public access to the water,“and we stay aware of accessibility…” Many recent acquisi ons “were strategicwateraccessparcels:to ponds,harbors,ocean.” Now the Land Bank needs to “plan and prepare them for public use.” This includes crea ng and maintaining parks, trails, mowing, parking areas, trash pickup, boardwalk and dock building and maintenance,fencing,trailheads,road maintenance,tree work and forestmanagement,and othervegetave and ecologicalmanagement. In addi on to administra ve staff,the Land Bank has a year­round field crew offive,with field assistantsin­season. They have a Research Ecologistand a Field Ecology Coordinator on staff. Their environmental stafferswork on encroachments,permi ng,conserva on restric ons,and management ofinvasives. “The program has been a greatsuccess,” Bellcommented,“ourLand Bank staff is dedicated and believes in the mission…they love the work: it’s very fulfilling.”

Preserving land forpublic recrea on isalso important. In addi on to shoreline enjoymentofthe beachesthey own and publicuse oftheirmany nature trails,Land Bank landsare also used forplaygrounds,a labyrinth,bicycle paths,playing fields,

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cantly in the lasttwo years and willcon nue to look fornew waysto be inclusive and familiarize people with ourproper es and the work we do alloverthe island.

“Also,we are in the process ofdefining the Land Bank’s role in localagriculture and there is some pressure to do this quickly,asfarmland isin high demand. We are working on developing policies,bestmanagementprac ces,an agricultural logo,and defining the parameters ofour involvement with farms thatexiston Land Bank property,” Bellexplained

“In my mind,the greatest future challenge facing Nantucket Island is coastalresiliency—Nantucket’s recently approved CoastalResiliency Plan totals projects in the amount of$900 million. As owner ofa significant number ofwaterfrontproper es thatare cri calto the island’s economy,the Land Bank can help tremendously in this arena. We have a numberofprojectscurrently in planning in the downtown that willhelp build resiliency aswellaspreserve and enhance public access to the harborfordecades to come,” Bellstated.

boa ng docks, fishing docks, birdwatching, hun ng, golf courses,racquetball,pickleball,paddleball,and,coming soon, tennis. The Nantucket Half­Marathon is held on Land Bank property,and the Land Bank hostsan annualCross­Island Hike. In 2021,the Land Bank established two dog parksin Surfside: one forlarge dogs and one forsmalldogs.

Othergoalsofthe NantucketIslandsLand Bank are urban parks,downtown proper es,preserving exis ng farms,and providing opportuni es for new farms. Recent agricultural projectsinclude crea on ofa heritage apple orchard,purchase ofBerry Patch Farm with a farmland lease,and a farmland license granted to the Land Bank’sEatFire Spring Farm property in Wauwinet. The Land Bank leases8 acresofland atMt.Vernon Farm to Sustainable Nantucket and collaborates with Moors End Farm and My Grandfather’s Farm. They are considering crea ng addi onalcommunity gardens. Lastyear,to furtherthe agriculturalaspectsoftheirmission,the Land Bank partnered with the American Farmland Trust to learn more aboutecologically responsible and regenera ve agriculture.

Ac onsofthe NantucketIslandsLand Bank Commissioners and staff are wellthought out and carefully considered. One ofthe criteria foracquisi ons“is‘doesitadd to whatwe already own?’ We’ve managed to s tch together proper es over me that allow for more con guous stretches ofopen land,” Bellexplained. The Land Bank works with other conserva on groups,the Town ofNantucket,and with organizaonson Nantucketwhose goalsalign. A numberoftheirtrails are included in the NantucketConserva on Founda on’sACKTrailsapp,and they are partnering with the Town,SCAPE,and ReMain Nantucket on a resiliency ini a ve on Washington Street. They worked with Nantucket’s Affordable Housing Trustto purchase a lotat141 Orange Street,where the Land Bank willcreate a new pocketpark.

Compared to the early 1980s,when William Klein first conceived ofthe Nantucket Islands Land Bank,Execu ve DirectorJesse Bellsees similarchallenges today and some new ones. “How do we con nue to maximize public use ofLand Bank proper es on a growing and an increasingly diverse island? How do we reach people thatmay notbe taking advantage ofthe incredible resources we have to offer? We have turned up ourpublicoutreach and engagementeffortssignifi­

“We can be a strong partner and work in coordina on with the Town on these planning efforts and apply jointly for grantfunding in areaslike Washington Streetand Easy Street, both cri caltransporta on infrastructure routesthatcurrently serve aslifelinesforthe island. The Land Bank hasalready gotten started,butthe permi ng road on these projectsislong, and there are significantregulatory hurdlesto overcome...the state favors collabora on in disbursing grant funding so the more we can be working in unison,the be er.”

From a “wild and crazy idea” to a wildly successfulprogram,the NantucketIslands Land Bank has played a vitalrole in preserving and maintaining ourisland’s pris ne spaces.As William Klein putit:Nantucketis“a place to recharge yourbatteries.That’s why we’re here...It’s always been a balancing act…”

To paraphrase Klein:“as long as there are smart,innovave people willing to do wild and crazy things”here,Nantucket willbe able to keep herbalance.

The interview Allen B.Reinhard conducted in 2015 with William Klein that is quoted throughout this ar cle can be heard in its en rety in the ElderVoices OralHistory Collec on ofthe NantucketHistoricalAssocia

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Land Bank Dog Park NantucketIslandsLand Bank Park on Easy Street


Rare land opportunity with over 7 acres abutting 4 acres of Nantucket Conservation Foundation land. This property is close to both Land Bank harbor access and Monomoy Harbor access. The generous size of this offering affords the potential for a meaningful estate with house, cottage, and accessory buildings as represented in the proposed site plan.

39 QUAISE ROAD QUAISE | 4 Bedrooms

Treasured quietude in Quaise. This property boasts expansive water views up and down Nantucket Harbor from Pocomo Point to Coatue and back to Town. The tranquility of this quiet hamlet is enahnced by the surrounding 10 acres of Nantucket Conservation Foundation land.

6.2 acres in one of the most picturesque locations on the island. Looking across the estuary into the upper harbor, the main house and guest cottage are poised to take advantage of sweeping water views and the horizon of Town. The abutting Nantucket Conservation Foundation land further complements the quietude and tranquility of this property.

8 bed · 7.5 bath $11,250,000 28 MEDOUIE CREEK ROAD WAUWINET Lee Real Estate | 508.325.5800 | 10 South Beach Street, Nantucket MA 02554

This 'Sconset sanctuary is just shy of three acres and abuts nine acres of preserved Sconset Trust land, affording one the freedom to build your dream family compound in a quiet, tranquil setting. Now offered at $5,985,000 for the full parcel, or split into two lots with the land being offered at $2,100,000 and the land with existing 5 bedroom, 4 bath house for $4,100,000.

Recently updated kitchen 'Sconset Trust Land

Over 12,000 sqft of remaining ground cover


With their unique vision for rebuilding historic homes, KMS Design has set out to reconstruct another historic Nantucket home on Upper Main Street. Over a year in development, the project brings together a plan that honors the 1820 house while evolving it to complement our living in 2023. This rare two lot offering affords a meaningful piece of history with an opportunity to build for the future.

11,151 sqft total (4,544 & 6,607 sqft lots) 126 Main Street TOWN Lee Real Estate | 508.325.5800 | 10 South Beach Street, Nantucket MA 02554
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Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | | 508.228.1881 NOTHING
Shimmo | 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms $3,650,000 | Chandra Miller Madaket | 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms $2,995,000 | Lucie Cristler and Gary Winn Mid Island | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms $2,341,025 | Bernadette Meyer Mid Island | 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms $2,341,025 | Bernadette Meyer Cliff | 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms $5,275,000 | Chandra Miller Surfside | 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms $4,950,000 | Mary Taaffe



Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | | 508.228.1881 NOTHING
Surfside | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms $1,625,000 | Bernadette Meyer Mid Island | .29 Acres $2,200,000 | Chandra Miller Mid Island | 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms $1,895,000 | John McGarr Mid Island | 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms $1,895,000 | Bernadette Meyer Sconset | 1.15 Acres $1,995,000 Bernadette Meyer Miacomet | .23 Acres $995,000 John F. Trudel III Mid Island | .10 Acres $650,000 Bernadette Meyer Tom Nevers | .18 Acres John F. Trudel III Mid Island | .10 Acres $595,000 Bernadette Meyer
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | | 508.228.1881 IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER
Surfside | 4 Bedrooms, 4+ Bathrooms $29,750,000 | Gary Winn Cliff | 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms $14,250,000 | Bernadette Meyer Sconset | 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms $5,995,000 | Bernadette Meyer Polpis | 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms $5,499,000 | Kathy Gallaher Surfside | 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom
$2,995,000 | John F. Trudel, III


SURFSIDE | 4 BEDROOMS | 4+ BATHROOMS | $29,750,000

Experience the pinnacle of luxury living with this grand waterfront estate encompassing over 4.5 acres on Nantucket Island. Located on the sandy shores of this exclusive New England destination, this property enjoys direct beach access, offering the pe rfect setting for sun-soaked days and breathtaking sunsets. This offering includes: (1) a main house and garage with studio above sitting on a 2.04 acre lot; (2) two adjoining undeveloped lots with 2.10 acres between themone of the lots is OCEAN-FRONT; and (3) a half-acre +/- paper road which can be split and/or assigned to either adjoining lot.

OCEANFRONT. Nothing Compares
Exclusively Listed
Gary Winn Broker 508.330.3069 Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty 37 Main Street, Nantucket MA Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. MAURY PEOPLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 37 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | | 508.228.1881 Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your Home Nantucket’s Leading Real Estate Agency Year after year, we list and sell more properties than any other firm on Nantucket. Monomoy | $12,010,500Sconset | $7,275,000Sconset | $6,500,000 Hummock Pond | $5,725,000Your Home HereSconset | $3,685,000 South of Town | $3,525,000Sconset | $2,925,000Sconset | $2,200,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Daffodils: the Steadfast Garden Friend

One morning thisspring,bundled in a thick woolsweater, Isatatmy desk,heatcranked,with a mug ofhotcoffee. Snow was falling foronly the third me this winter. Ifeltannoyed. The week prior,Iwasoutside in a t­shirtready to make listsof the garden chores Icould accomplish early in this streak of warm weatherwe were experiencing. And now,it'ssnowing. Usually,Ilove December,not in March when Iam itching to turn my compost,then spread itovermy seven garden beds. A head startmakes such a difference.

Iwasthrilled to see signsoflife the week before,an early dri of snowdrops in my ephemeral bed, which had now peaked,and brightli le purple crocus,already gone. The sight ofthem li ed my spirits. Although warmer,this winter was bleak. Grey skies the color an oyster shell’s underside persisted fordays. Ineeded spring and sun and new life to boost my winterblues.

Now,with a late snow fall,Iworried about my delicate ephemerals,rising early this year under the protec on ofan ancientchestnuttree where Icreated a bed forthem—dozens ofred­freckled trilliums up too soon,clusters ofLenten Rose Hellebore, ny brightblue pocketsofsquillhiding underneath old foliage,and grape hyacinths ready to bloom along a cold muddy border offuzzy new lamb’s ear. I’d cover them with hay,poorli le things.

My dri s ofdaffodils outin the back meadow,curling in

paths throughoutmy field,buds s ll ghtly wrapped in their protec ve spathe,were pushing up by the dozenson the westerly side ofthe old barn. The sun reflects off the barn's clapboards and ckles the bulbs back to life. One by one they spring to life,regardless ofthe weather. Iespecially worried about frostbi en leaves and thwarted growth. Iknow what damage heavy,wetsnow can do to my daffs.

Many ofmy bulbs,beside those Iplanted in the 90s,were naturalized from the many that my great­grandmother and grandparents planted in the 1930s. Igrew up in a home my parents built in the early 1950s,and daffodils were the first flower Iremember as a child. They have been a constant in my ever­changing life,no ma er where Icalled home. Certainly,never more glorious then when Ilived on Nantucket, marveling atthe sheernumbersofthem dri ing like high de along the roadsides. The sight made a vivid and las ng impression. Now,the bulbs planted reach into the many thousands,thanksto NantucketGarden Club’seffortsand countless volunteers.

Many years later,my first foray into home gardening on my farm in New Jersey was plan ng daffodils bought from Home Depot. Ipurchased fi y orso bags ofbulbs in red net bags,not having any idea the amount of work they represented. Iwas not the gardener then that Iam now,and I’m

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Cliff | 89 Easton Street | 10 BR 8.5 BA


Enter into history and recapture the past in this imposing gambrel built in 1880. A welcoming enclosed front porch greets you at this spacious property located at the corners of highly desirable Easton Street, North Water Street and Cliff Road. This well maximized property consists of ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Known as “ Captain’s Corners” this was formerly a bed and breakfast inn that was established in 1995 and operated by the Bowman family. Upon entering the oversized living room /parlor area one feels as though you are entering an era from the “ Great Gatsby.” where opulent parties once occurred. The interior architecture is aesthetically pleasing and lends itself as a great conversation piece. Located in ROH zoning, town water and sewer presents as an added bonus to the two and a half storied home. Four levels of living and many recent improvements including new storm windows throughout (2022), new roof (2019) and kitchen was renovated in 2009 to name a few. Enjoy the southerly exposure at the end of the day, relax in the spacious and quiet backyard or enjoy a simple walk to Main Street for shopping and premier dining. Great opportunity awaits you to revitalize this incredible property. Parking in rear.

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Paula Maloney SALES ASSOCIATE OFFICE 508.228.9117 MOBILE 508.332.8412 E-MAIL Listing Agent: 17 MAIN STREET | NANTUCKET, MA | 02554

Vibrant Views of Nantucket Harbor

Built in the 1850’s by boat builder Barzillai Burdett this unique waterfront property offers a first floor commercial/retail space and beautiful 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. Ideally located on the corner of Easy St. and Old North Wharf, this harbor-side retreat has been tastefully renovated with modern amenities. There is a lease in place for the first floor commercial space with an option to renew. The second floor apartment is a very popular vacation rental with outstanding views from the second floor deck. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of Nantucket history with many options.

A very special location right on Hither Creek, a salt water protected portion of Madaket harbor. Great boating area with easy access to Madaket Marine and Madaket harbor. Situated off the road with good privacy and ample parking area. Stunning sunsets over Hither Creek and beyond. It is a three bedroom two bath home with attached garage. Great views in all directions. There is a new survey of the property with approximately 42,400 square feet. A four septic system is being designed for the property.

7 Easy Street | Commercial & Residential | $4,295,000
Tennessee Avenue | 3 BR 2 BA
$4,895,000 Josh Lothian BROKER ASSOCIATE MOBILE 508.221.7630 E-MAIL Contact listing brokers to schedule a showing: Deb Killen BROKER ASSOCIATE MOBILE 508.221.5371 E-MAIL & 17 MAIN STREET | NANTUCKET, MA | 02554 | 508.228.9117
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15 & 17 North Water Street & 8 Sea Street | $12,495,000 | 16 BR, 15.5 BA | 17,424 Sq. Ft. Lot | Historic Bed & Breakfast
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Mid Island

16 Teasdale Circle | $2,950,000 | 10 BR, 6+ BA | Multi-Family | Garage

John Arena | 617.771.3511

Tom Nevers

14 Flintlock Road | $2,295,000 | 4 BR, 1.5 BA

Kenny Hilbig & Lisa Matheson | 508.901.3311

Mid Island

16 Allens Lane | $1,450,000 | 3 BR, 2 BA

Max Perkins | 508.325.3101


15 Parker Lane | $1,295,000 | Vacant Land | HDC-approved plans

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61 Fairgrounds Road | $1,235,000 | Vacant Land | HDC-approved plans

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Surfside 63 Fairgrounds Road | $1,150,000 | Vacant Land | HDC-approved plans

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Thank you to these individuals and businesses who have stepped up to volunteer their 琀me for the Nantucket Associa琀on of Real Estate Brokers this year.


Bruce Beni, Chair, Lee Real Estate

Penny Dey, Atlan琀c East Nantucket Real Estate

By­Laws and Legal

Kate Sayle, Chair, Denby Real Estate

David Callahan, Jordan Real Estate

Debbie Dilworth, Dilworth Real Estate

Michael O'Mara*, Berkshire Hathaway Island Proper琀es

Brent Tartamella, Fisher Real Estate

Community Outreach

Execu琀ve Board of NAREB


Marion Conley*, Chair, J. Pepper Frazier Company

Jack Bulger, William Raveis Nantucket

Lara Hansen, Fisher Real Estate

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Kate Sayle, Chair, Denby Real Estate

Marion Conley*, J. Pepper Frazier Company

Lara Hansen, Fisher Real Estate

Kenny Hilbig*, William Raveis Nantucket

Edward Sanford, Great Point Proper琀es

Susan Shepherd, Shepherd Real Estate

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57 Main Street, Nantucket MA |

Surfside |

Maple Lane

6 Beds 6 Full & 2 Half Baths

$6,995,000 | Stephen Maury

Surfside | 5 White Street

7 Beds 8 Full & 2 Half Baths

$6,995,000 | Matt Payne

Mid Island | 35 Pine Crest Drive

6 Beds 5 Baths

Miacomet | 32 Bartlett Road

Commercial Workshop | 2 Residential 2 Bedroom Apartments

$2,250,000 | Keri Kalman

Wanoma Way Estate - 3 acre property, 4 beds 4.5 baths house, 3 beds 2 baths cottage, and 1 bath 2 bay garage with artist’s loft above. Ocean views from every room and short distance to the beach | $10,500,000 | Joyce Montalbano 2
$3,295,000 | Stephen Maury (508) 325-5000 - call or text |
57 Main Street, Nantucket MA | Commercial Residential | 32 Bartlett Road | $2,250,000 Mixed-use three unit building in CTEC zoning currently being used as a commercial workshop and two residential two bedroom apartments. Convenient central location adjacent to the bike path and nearby to public shuttle bus stop. New roof installed in 2022. Expansion potential. (508) 325-2585 Exclusively listed by: Keri Kalman, Broker
57 Main Street, Nantucket MA | 60 Wanoma Way Estate setting with private access to Tom Nevers Pond and Low Beach. House, guest house and garage with studio. List price $10,500,00.00. Partially furnished and available for this summer occupancy. Call for details. (508) 325-1666 Exclusively listed by: Joyce Montalbano, Broker GRI SFR


Westbrook Real Estate is a full-service real estate office offering vacations rentals and property sales in all areas of Nantucket. Our inventory of rental properties includes small and large beach cottages, houses in Town and Sconset, and estate properties.

We are members of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers and can show any property listed for sale on Nantucket and list properties for sale with the multi-listing service.

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16 AURORA WAY | $4,295,000

Hummock Pond | Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to Land Bank property, this recently renovated property features five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms in a quiet Hummock Pond neighborhood. The home, with multiple living spaces and plenty of bedroom suites, provides the perfect sanctuary for extended family visits. New white oak flooring runs throughout and lends to the overall relaxing aura that the numerous aesthetic updates give to the interior. The landscaping of the property has also received an overhaul and features lush screening all along the perimeter and a lovely bluestone patio set amongst the verdant backyard. Additionally, 16 Aurora Way offers proximity to Cisco and Miacomet Beaches, numerous walking trails and bike paths, as well as 167 Seafood, Cisco Brewery, and Bartlett’s Farm, making enjoyment a breeze.

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sure many ofthem were dug in upside down. Ittook me what seemed then as forever. Christmas was rightaround the cornerfrom thatplan ng.

WhatIdid notknow is in those netbags was an extraordinary wealth ofhistory and beauty. A kaleidoscope ofcolors came with each handful, from ssue paper white and brazen yellow,to blood orange,balletpink,and the palestof melted bu er. Each bulb brought blossoms in shape and size from elfin to knee high, replete with golden trumpets,frilly petals,and lemon­yellow stars. They had nicknames: “Lent Lilly,”“Bu er and Eggs,” and the “EasterRose.” Poets from William Wordsworth, Emily Dickenson,and John Keatsto MotherGoose memorialized this spring beauty thatinjectsa beam ofbrightnessand hope into every bleak landscape they’ve bloomed upon since ancient mes.

The daffodiland its cousin,the jonquil,fallwithin the botanicalgenusNarcissusofthe amaryllisfamily. Firstdiscovered millions ofyears ago in the meadows and woods ofthe Western Mediterranean and along the Iberian Peninsula,they laterspread into the FarEastduring the 10th century,where

they were soughtfor their medicinalproper es. A er naturalizing to southern Europe in the 16th century,Wales eventually claimed them as their na onalflower. They are now grown there commercially foran alkaloid thatisextracted for use in Alzheimer's medica on.

The exactorigin ofthe name Narcissusisunknown. Greek mythology tells the story ofa beau fulson named Narcissus, born to the RiverGod Cephissusand the wood nymph Liriope, who fellin love with his own reflecon in a poolof water. Unable to look away,Narcissus eventually fell in and drowned.

It is said that daffodils growing on the banks ofponds and streams bending their heads toward the water symbolize the mythical boy admiring his image,a symbolofunrequited love. The English word "daffodil" appears to be derived from the old English word "Asphodel” to which itwas commonly compared. Daffodils are the birth flowerofMarch,the month in which Iwas born.

The lastsnowstorm of2023 fellon my farm around March 13. Itwas quite windy on Nantucketthatday:my sisterwas on­island star ng to open hernew house. She and herfamily wantto be in town fortheirfirstDaffodilweekend,and we’re hoping they have enough furniture so she can invite the rest ofus,including me. It’s been a long me since I’ve been on Nantucketto see those sun­dappled dri sofpetals,and Ican hardly wait. CLIENT


"We don't have enough kind words to say about Jeanne Hicks. We started working with her years ago for our annual summer rentals. When we finally decided to make our dream come true in purchasing our own home on Nantucket, we couldn't imagine doing it with anyone but Jeanne. We searched listings with her for years, during the craziest market in Nantucket's history, and she wouldn't let us settle until we found the absolute perfect home. It was a real estate roller coaster, but she made the ride as fun as possible. She looked out for us like we were family.

We not only ended up with the house of our dreams, but also a lifelong friend. We will be forever grateful for all the work she put in for our little family, and feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with someone so special. "

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Linda Bellevue & Mary D. Malavase | Price on Request

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7707 • 82 MA 02554 • 82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7707 •
Moors End is a stately three-story brick home with a 1920 carriage house situated on over an acre of land in the heart of downtown. The iconic property also includes an 1850’s stable and heirloom rose garden hidden behind a brick wall creating a secret estate on Pleasant Street.
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82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7707 • PERFECTION ON PLEASANT Fresh and sophisticated turn-key home in Town. Three levels of living with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and private landscaped patio. Offered furnished $4,450,000 | Melinda Vallett


This high 3.24 acre property on the east end of the island offers the perfect spot to enjoy peace and quiet close to Quidnet. Meticulously maintained, the property has a main house with 4 bedrooms, 3+ baths, multiple living areas and decks as well as a fully equipped attached cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a private deck. The property includes a full basement and two-car garage. Views of all three Nantucket lighthouses from the roof walk, deeded access to Polpis Harbor and an Barn Owl House make this a rare find.

$4,395,000 | Penny Dey


These TWO Residential Commercial lots are being sold together. Centrally located, zoning allows for 50% ground coverage with town water and town sewer available. Great for a small business, shop or duplex.

$1,800,000 | Peter DuPont

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7707 •

Penny Dey, Principal, GRI, ABRM

Erikka Perkins, Rental Manager

Mary O’Donnell, Office Manager

Yesenia Valer, Office Assistant


$3,500,000 | Jane Miller

Ken Beaugrand

Linda Bellevue, GRI, CBR

Heidi Drew, ABR, RSPS, SRS

Peter DuPont

Alison K. Forsgren, e-Pro, NAR Green, SRES

Angel Conrad Frazier

Mary D. Malavase, GRI, ABR, SRS, RSPS

Jane B. Miller, ABR, RSPS

Meg Ruley, ABR, RSPS

Lisa Sherburne, ABR, RSPS

Melinda Vallett

Geri Walker, RSPS, SFR

82 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-228-7707 •
This 1950’s gem is located on a quiet street in Nantucket’s Old Historic District, very close to Main Street, yet just around the corner from the Cisco Bike Path. It is a welcoming home, featuring beautiful hardwood fir floors throughout, and an open living floor plan. The property has a good rental history and is being offered furnished.


Enjoy Island Art

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Ar sts Associa on ofNantucketExhibitOpenings

Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery,19 Washington Street, The Big Gallery upstairs at12 StraightWharf,and online at

through May 1:Mood Indigo:TonalistWorks­online exhibition

through May 22:Eye ofthe Beholderin AAN Gallery

April21 ­May 22:Here Comesthe Sun in the Big Gallery

May 5 ­June 12:Driven to Distraction online exhibition

May 26 ­June 19:Nothing ButBlue Skiesin the AAN Gallery

May 26 ­June 26:Think Big in the Big Gallery

June 13 ­22:DesignerShowcase #2 online exhibition

May 26 at5 pm ­SmallWorks Big Cause Fundraiser

The Nantucket Photographers’Network annualexhibi on,sale, and recep on benefits a smallisland nonprofit.Cash bar & lite refreshments in The Dreamland’s Harborview Gallery & Deck. Hundredsoffine art8.5 x 8.5 inch printsfrom talented Nantucket photographers,along with a variety oflarger,framed pieces.Admission is free.

June 13 to 18 ­Plein AirNantucketFes val2023

The Ar stsAssocia on ofNantucketwelcomesallourcommunity and visitors to set up their easels anywhere on Nantucket and then exhibittheirfresh works in AAN’s Big Gallery,upstairs at12 StraightWharf.Details

... and Island History

NantucketWhaling Museum Open

Through May 26,the world­classNantucketWhaling Museum at 13 Broad Streetis open Mon.­Sat.from 10 am to 4 pm.The museum has permanentand rota ng exhibi ons in 9 premium galleries,with more than a thousand works of art,ar facts,and treasures thattellourisland’s stories overfourcenturies.In addi on,there are daily programs,spotlighttours,and films,aswell as a spectacular view from Tucker’s Roofwalk.Star ng May 27, museum hourschange to 11 am to 5 pm

NantucketShipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Open

Opening for 2023 on May 26,with a Member’s Opening from 5 to 7 pm on May 25,the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum,an a liate ofEgan Mari me Ins tute,isdedicated to honoring Nantucket's history ofshipwrecks,lifesaving,and rescuers. They offer many programs for families.The museum sits at the edge ofFolger’s Marsh,and the grounds are open year­round; with stunning views,thisisa greatspotto enjoy a picnic orwatch the variety ofbirds on the marsh.Museum ckets at EganMari

Walking Tours focusing on NantucketHistory

Starting on May 27,NantucketHistoricalAssociation guidesoffer walking tours ofthe downtown area departing at10:30 am and 1:30 pm.Hear aboutthe rise & fallofthe whaling industry and how Nantucket is a place where past and present exist side­byside.Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby:tickets at & at the front desk ofthe Whaling Museum,13 Broad Street.

Lighthouse Open Day ­June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm

Twice a yearSankaty Lighthouse in Siasconsetisopen to the public,weatherpermitting. Ifyou wantto climb to the top ofthishis­

toric lighthouse,arrive early,wearappropriate footwear(no flipflops).Children mustbe 7 orolderto climb,and no backpacksare permitted.

Fun with Food and Wine

April­May ­June ­Wines & Rinds

Join farm stafffora free and casualtasting ofwines and cheeses thatpairwelltogether. Drop­in on Fridaysbetween 3:30­5:30pm. Held in Bartlett’s Farm Market:details

May 17 to 21 ­NantucketWine & Food Fes val

A boutique experience ofworld­class wines and award­winning food,now in its 25th year.Signature events include GreatWines in Grand Houses,Luncheons,Culinary Tent,Grand Tastings,the HarborGala,and harborside Breakfastsand Brunches.Detailsand tickets

Meet Nantucket’s Natural World

NantucketWalkaboutGuided Wilderness

Offering naturalhistory walks on Nantucket's protected lands all overthe island.Hikesinform on how,geologically,the island was created by the lastglacier,how Nantucketgotitsunique collection ofplants and wildlife,how and when Native Americans and European settlersimpacted the island'snaturalworld,conservation efforts,and whatthe future may hold forNantucket.

Maria MitchellAssocia forspring schedule

With its Aquarium,NaturalScience Museum,Historic Mitchell House,VestalStreetObservatory,and the LoinesObservatory,the Maria MitchellAssocia on offersexhibitsand programsfeaturing science educa on and research. Spring MMA eventsinclude:BiologicalCollec onsOpen HoursFridaysfrom 11 am to 1 pm,Beach BioBlitz:Fridays from 3­4 pm,and Open Nights (Stargazing)atthe Maria MitchellLoines Observatory.

Linda Loring Nature Founda on ­ forspring schedule

The Linda Loring Nature Foundation is dedicated to being stewards ofthe property and fostering learning that promotes environmental literacy. Walking trails, field trips, environmental education programs,and collaborative activitieswith partnerorganizations.Spring events include webinars,walks,Science Pub talks,and more.

Coskata­Coatue Wildlife­coatue­wildlife­refuge

This wild,remote barrier beach has rolling maritime dunes that covermore than 1,000 acres.The Cedars,a red cedarsavannah & woodland,is the largest ofits kind in New England.Coskata Woodsisa mature maritime oak forestwith gnarled,wind­blown trees. Gray & harborseals feed in the GreatPointriptide & use nearby beach as a haul­out.Permits are required to drive in the refuge.Certain times ofyear restrictions on driving are in place due to wildlife;check online forupdates.

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Two side-by-side gems in the heart of it all with fine finishes and peeks of the sea. Find yourself enamored by the historic charm of our extremely unique village of rose-covered cottages abounding with history. Beautiful wide plank pine floors and new cedar roofing. Opportunity to own together or separately.

3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 2 parking spaces | $3,195.000 & 2 bedrooms + loft | 2 full baths | $2,795.000

Chic on Cliff. Impeccable design and custom perfection with spa. Sophie Metz & Hanley Construction collaboration with every detail masterfully executed. Turn-key ready for summer.

4 bedrooms + loft | 3.5 baths | $5,275,000

Tucked-in, sought after island location in a pastoral setting with nearby access to both town and harbor. Property offers room for expansion with a second dwelling and/or pool potential.

4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | $3,650,000

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Three-acre parcel boasts a newly constructed and custom designed compound spanning three finished structures. Private pool, spa, firepit with enough space to add a tennis court. Completion in time to enjoy this summer. 10 bedrooms | 11 full baths | 2 car garage + studio | Price upon request Dreamy beach cottage with views. Fully renovated top to bottom. Offered turn-key with great rental history. bedroom | 1 bath | $2,195,000

Place II

Enjoy Modern Island Living in Phase II of the highly anticipated Sandpiper Place, Nantucket's newest neighborhood. This exclusive enclave of single-family, semi-custom homes offers the perfect blend of luxury and flexibility. Each home offers over 3,300 square feet of living space, 3+ bedrooms, and room for groups of all sizes, while flexible multi-use spaces can be customized to suit your unique needs.

3 Indigo Drive and 6 Indigo Drive, each offered at $2,341,025

Introducing Sandpiper
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nantucket HOME 69 BrokerDirectory Sarah Holmes Sales & Rental Agent 603.493.9504 (c) | 508.228.4407 (o) 21 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 | | @fishernantucket T 508.228.2266, ext 119 C 508.332.0682 1 North Beach Street, Nantucket, MA OFFICES IN TOWN & SCONSET SAM PARSONS T 508.228.2266, ext 113 C 508.450.3379 1 North Beach Street, Nantucket, MA OFFICES IN TOWN & SCONSET LIZ FINLAY
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Gowen Jemison Mark G. Burlingham BROKER ASSOCIATE Cynthia S. Lenhart BROKER ASSOCIATE Sarah S. Punnett SALES ASSOCIATE

Apprecia ng the Beauty & Magic ofNantucket

events...the culture...the people...the convenience of everything being a shortdrive away.And so much more.

Whatchanges have you seen in the island’s realestate marketsince you became a broker?

David: There’s been a con nuing rapid accelera on of the market.Prices con nue to escalate. The number of homes being builtto meetdemand neverstops. The numberofreal estate o ces and agents neverseems to slow.

Whetheryou are buying orselling property,you wantto work with an experienced professionalwho understands our island and who respectsyourneedsand desires. The firststep is ge ng to know yourbroker.

Ownersand BrokersDavid Callahan and Gloria Grimshaw are the guiding force behind Jordan RealEstate,a company that has represented Nantucket buyers and sellers for decades. Living on Nantucketyear­round since the 1970sand 1980s,respec vely,hasgiven each ofthem an in mate knowledge ofisland life,and both have been very involved in our community,serving on governmentcommi eesand on boards ofa numberoflocalnon­profits.

Whatis yourfavorite season on Nantucketand why?

David: Fall,with itswarm days,coolnights,and there’smore me to enjoy with friends. The golfcourse hasmore tee mes, and the fish are bi ng. Let's notforgetthe Scallop Season.

Gloria: I’m notsure Ihave a favorite season on Nantucket,I enjoy every season and whateach offers. There isbeauty and magic in the changing seasons.

Whatis yourfavorite place to relax on Nantucket?

David: My "piece ofthe rock" — my home.

Gloria: My favorite place to relax is poolside in my backyard. It is my oasis which Iretreated to during the pandemic and where Icon nue to seek peace and relaxa on.

Whatis yourfavorite Nantucketac vity?

David: Walking my dog along the island’s beaches.

Gloria: One of my favorite Nantucket ac vi es is Daffodil weekend.Ilove celebra ng spring,seeing the island awaken a er winter. The abundance ofdaffodils is amazing! Everyone’sspiritsare in fullbloom aswell. Plus,my birthday in late Aprilusually coincides with Daffy weekend. Ifeellike a big party is being thrown forme!

Whatmakes Nantucketspecial?

David: The community here and the naturalbeauty. Aslarge asthe island hasgrown,it'ss lla smalland specialplace with people you know.

Gloria: So many things make Nantucket special:the open space and incredible walks. The variety of beaches...the light...the flora and fauna...the history and architecture...the

Gloria: Ihave seen incredible changes. Ihave ridden the marketshighsand lowsand watched the island experience significant development. The Nantucket Conserva on Founda on and the NantucketLand Bank have aided in the preserva on ofthousands ofacres ofprotected open space through their purchases,which benefits the flora and fauna,people living here and those visi ng,as wellas assis ng in maintaining strong realestate values. Year­round housing was an issue back in the 1980sand con nuesto be one ofthe more significantproblemswe wrestle with:it’sa very challenging situa on and notan easy one to solve with the escala ng price ofreal estate.

The pandemic greatly altered the market:Nantucketbecame a “safe haven.” Second home ownerssoughtsolace here with theirfamilies,and those contempla ng a purchase dove rightin. These factorsallplayed into the escala on ofrealestate prices. Nantuckethaslong been home to the wealthy,but the pastfew yearshaswitnessed the “uberwealthy”inves ng in the island. The valid apprecia on Ihave witnessed overthe yearsdemonstrateswhata secure and substan alinvestment Nantucketrealestate is.

Whatadvice would you give to someone interested in buying a home on Nantucket?

David: Study the market! Find an experienced Nantucketbrokerwhom you can communicate with and who you trust. The Nantucketmarketisdifferentfrom yourmarketathome. The rightbrokeris the person thatwillgetyou yourdream home, and theirexperience willo en make the difference.

Gloria: Many buyers ask,“when is the best me to buy.” My advice isthe best me to purchase iswhen you find a property thatfits the majority ofyourneeds and you are in a comfortable financialposi on to do so. Ifyou wait,you willmostlikely pay a higherprice fora similarproperty later.

Whatadvice would you give to someone interested in selling a home on Nantucket?

David: Shop for your broker! Bigger isn't necessarily be er. Establish a rapportwith yourbrokerbecause you may have a long rela onship together. Yourbrokerwillbe a key in negoa ons foryou — experience ma ers.

Gloria: Advice to sellers:Work with an agentyou respectand trust. A Nantucketsellerisplacing one oftheirmostsignificant assets in a broker’s hands,they need to have confidence in them and heed theiradvice.

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