31 Western Avenue Nantucket, MA 02554

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4 beds
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Star of the Sea - This magnificent property has a rich history deeply intertwined with Nantucket's maritime heritage. Originally built in 1873 as a Life Saving Station, the main structure exudes timeless elegance with its Victorian Gothic architectural style. Situated on an expansive parcel of land with breathtaking ocean views, this property offers a truly enchanting setting. Directly across the street is a park with convenient public stairs accessing the beach. In addition to the main structure, there are three other buildings on site. A second dormitory-style structure, once a stable, a studio cottage, which was formerly a storage building and privy, lastly a finished storage building with a loft offers additional space for various purposes. The Star of the Sea is a recognized treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark. It serves as a poignant reminder of the brave individuals who served at this life-saving station and contributed to Nantucket's remarkable maritime history. Preserving the integrity of this historic gem, a preservation easement with the Nantucket Preservation Trust ensures that the exterior facades will remain intact. This commitment to stewardship ensures that future generations can appreciate and cherish this remarkable property. This property has approvals in place to convert the property into a 16 bedroom hotel. These approvals include a full rework of the interiors to create living space and separate bedrooms, as well as a septic design to accommodate the permitted use. If one wanted to convert this property into a single family property, that would be possible as well. Please note that viewings of the property require advance notice, as it is occupied for the entire summer season.  Full set of the plans and septic design plans available upon request.

Listing Office: Douglas Elliman of Ma. LLC

Floor Plans

The first floor includes a large open area that serves as a dining hall, and opens to a sunny sitting room. There is also an office space, a large kitchen, a laundry area, and half bath. In addition, there are three full baths, ensuring ample facilities for everyone's needs.

  • Total Rooms 9
  • Total Beds 4
  • Full Baths 4
  • Lot Size 0.6786 acres
  • Year Built 1873
  • Second Dwelling Yes
  • Zoning R20
  • Views Ocean, Trees/Woods


What we like about Surfside

With Surfside, Fishermans, and Nobadeer beaches all in the area, Surfside is an easy jaunt from Town and Mid Island. Featuring family-friendly food trucks, beach rentals, and surf lessons, Surfside has everything you need for the ultimate beach day!

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