A truly extraordinary and spectacular property, “Long Hill”, built circa 1831, is the master work of housewright John Nicholson and is a reflection of the significant prosperity experienced during Nantucket’s whaling era. With its commanding and prominent location at the crest of Orange Street, this iconic and stately 9 bedroom, 8+ bath mansion is set well off the street’s edge behind an impressive mature privet hedge and offers rare and exceptional panoramic views of Nantucket Harbor, Town, Brant Point, and Coatue. The home’s grandeur and elegance are evidenced by the richly ornamental and classic architectural details found throughout, including high ceilings, recessed windows, intricate crown moldings and wainscoting, handcrafted fireplace mantels and many other impressive touches. In addition to the exquisite interiors, the outdoor spaces are equally remarkable, including an expansive harbor facing first floor covered veranda, second floor deck, beautiful manicured yard with formal English gardens, perennial flower beds and spectacular views. The property also features an over sized two bay garage with second floor storage area. NOTE: The property is being sold in its entirety but includes a separate buildable lot. See plot plan under documents.
First Floor The highly detailed and decorative portal with etched glass sidelights and transom fanlight opens into the dramatic foyer with 14′ ceilings, original wide plank floors and impressive architectural details. To the right of the foyer is a reception parlor with fireplace and beautiful recessed window overlooking the gardens. Wood paneled double doors lead into the drawing room with fireplace. To the left of the foyer is the spacious eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, center island, double ovens, two dishwashers, stainless steel refrigerator, gas range and charming beehive fireplace. The butler’s pantry with a classic zinc sink offers multiple cabinets for storage. The formal dining room with fireplace and French doors lead out to the covered veranda, which spans the entire length of the house. The impressive center living room is truly spectacular with French doors leading out to the veranda with its breathtaking views. To the right of the living room is the warm wood paneled library with wet bar and French doors providing access to the veranda. There is also a powder room on this level, located in the foyer.
Second Floor Grand central hallway features arched doorways and exquisite architectural details. There are five spacious bedroom suites on this level plus a sixth bedroom, currently used as a sitting room/nursery. The stunning harbor view master suite is spacious with direct access to the second floor deck offering spectacular views. One of the other harbor view suites offers access to the deck as well. Five of the six bedrooms feature wood burning fireplaces, elegant architectural and custom woodwork details and views of the harbor and/or gardens. The fireplace in the sitting room/nursery features beautiful blue Delft tiles imported from Holland in the 1820s and are original to the house.
Third Floor The third floor offers three additional bedrooms, all with private baths, a TV/playroom with built in bench seats and a central staircase leading to the roof walk. The roof walk offers stunning panoramic and bird’s eye views over Town, Brant Point, Nantucket Harbor and beyond.
Lower Level Spacious, unfinished basement, with interior and exterior access, houses the mechanicals of the home and offers a large utility/laundry room with two Maytag washer/dryer sets, a powder room and multiple storage rooms.
Other Structures Detached two car garage with spacious storage room on the second level.