256 Polpis Road Nantucket, MA 02554

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8 beds
5.1 beds
6,815 beds
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256 Polpis Road is truly an exceptional offering. Properties of this caliber rarely become available on Nantucket Island, this is one of the nicest we have ever seen. This beautiful compound is spread over six+ acres of pristine land and includes a sprawling circa the 1920s 5 bedroom/4+ bathroom main house with spectacular water views from almost every room. There is also an 1830’s 2 bedroom guest cottage, a 3 car garage, a boat house, and a 1 room cottage are perched on the rim of Polpis Harbor. Two boat moorings are available. A winding drive leads from the road to the main residence. The main house features a generous first-floor plan, with handsome original woodwork throughout. The rooms are large – most with panoramic water views. This home was clearly designed to take full advantage of its beautiful surroundings. The first floor contains a large living room, a formal dining room and a cozy den, each with a fireplace; a large modern kitchen, a beautiful sunroom, a screened-in porch, a master bedroom with water views, and three guest bedrooms complete the first floor. The second floor has an additional master bedroom, accessing a large private deck offering dramatic views of the harbor. Venture up to the widow's walk and enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktails while taking in the mesmerizing vista. There are just over 2000 square feet of ground cover, giving the new owner plenty of room to add a pool cabana, guest house or add on to the existing structure. A new 8-bedroom septic system has been designed creating a perfect spot to add a swimming pool between the house and the water. Separate from the main house, there are two additional bedrooms in the charming, antique guest cottage with a lovely yard and gardens. A path meanders from the main house to the harbor, where favorite Nantucket pastimes such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and scalloping can be enjoyed. This is a rare opportunity to call a serene piece of Nantucket “home.” A legacy property to be enjoyed in all seasons, for many years to come.

Listing Office: Maury People Sotheby's International Realty

Floor Plans

Gracious foyer, Large living room with bay window looking out to the harbor and fireplace, Den with fireplace and built ins, large formal dining room with harbor views, fireplace and lovely arched doors, Large double sunroom with gorgeous harbor views, access to the deck and screened in porch, Large eat in kitchen with amazing water views, huge island, large butler's pantry with loads of storage, Sub Zero freezer drawers and icemaker. Master bedroom with harbor views, en-suite bath with tub/shower. Second bedroom which could also be a study with en-suite bath with shower stall. Three bedrooms with shared hall bath with stall shower. Access to large unfinished attic space.

  • Total Rooms 20
  • Total Beds 8
  • Full Baths 5
  • Half Baths 1
  • Lot Size 6.4194 acres
  • Year Built 1920
  • Year Renovated 1995
  • Second Dwelling Yes
  • Zoning LUG3
  • Views Hbr
  • Water Frontage Bay/Harbor


What we like about Polpis

Protected Polpis Harbor is a haven for sailing and relaxing. Its picturesque, rustic qualities have made Polpis a favored spot for artists for centuries. The rolling moors and larger parcels of land offer privacy and lots of trails to explore.

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