30 Orange Street


30 Orange Street

30 Orange Street, Nantucket

3D Tour

The combination of the grandeur, prime location, and stunning harbor views makes 30 Orange Street truly a rare property. "Long Hill", the stately Federal Style mansion built by John Nicholson in 1831 during the height of the Nantucket Whaling Era, is prominently sited behind an impressive wall of privet featuring beautifully manicured gardens. The house has been lovingly maintained to preserve the historic details throughout this historic gem. The views from the house look up Nantucket Harbor, over to Brant Point Light House, Coatue and the scenic Salt Marshes abutting Monomoy. The views intensify as you travel to each of the three floors of living space, with expansive decks flanking the house's first and second floor. The easily accessible Widow's Walk provides truly panoramic views. This important property is a genuine retreat located in a setting moments from the center of Nantucket Town.

First Floor

Enter the residence through the center hall entry that immediately captures the essence of this property with a combination of direct harbor views and striking details that include generous ceiling height, scale, custom moldings, doorways, and leaded glass side panels. The right of the entry includes: a greeting room featuring a fireplace and stately milled details; sitting room with fireplace; handsome wood paneled library featuring wet bar, fireplace, and coffered ceilings. The left of the entry includes: a very spacious kitchen suitable for frequent entertainment and features a beehive fireplace, butler's pantry with wine storage and a classic zinc sink, ample cabinetry, and a rear staircase; light-filled gracious dining room with fireplace and providing long views of the harbor through French doors. The magnum opus of this exceptional property is the grand living room that opens onto a magnificent veranda that overlooks the harbor.

Second Floor

All of the fine details throughout the first floor are carried to the second floor that consists of a grand hall that serves five bedroom suites: a generous master suite with ensuite bath with stunning harbor views and direct access to a sizable balcony; an additional harbor view suite with ensuite bath and direct access to the balcony; an ensuite bedroom with dramatic views up the harbor and two additional ensuite bedrooms. Each bedroom offers a liberal scale and fireplace.

Third Floor

The third floor has ample space and features the charm of church steeple views. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den and a central staircase to the widow's walk that offer perhaps the most prominent views over Town and Nantucket Harbor out to Nantucket Sound.


Laundry, storage, half bath, and mechanical room.

$12,800,000 Asking price
16 Rooms
8 Bedrooms
8 Bathrooms
0.29 Approx acres

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Greg McKechnie avatar
Greg McKechnie

Email: greg@greatpointproperties.com

Mobile: 508-221-8866

Greg grew up in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he attended the Haverford School before attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. A longtime summer resident, Greg moved to Nantucket full-time fifteen years ago. In addition to his substantial experience with Nantucket real estate sales, Greg is actively involved in the community. He is presently serving as Past President of the Board Directors for the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, and Treasurer for the Board of Directors at the Linda Loring Foundation. When he is not working with customers, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney, a personal trainer and Pilates instructor. Greg and Courtney welcomed their first child, Lyla Gray McKechnie, into the world on December 2, 2008, and their son, Beau Jameson McKechnie, joined the family on November 2, 2011. Greg enjoys early morning runs with his dogs Jack, an Irish Jack Russell, and Lucie, a rescue from Nantucket Safe Harbor, in Sanford Farm. He also enjoys many water-based activities including surfing, paddleboarding, open-water swimming, and fishing.

Bill Liddle avatar
Bill Liddle

Email: bill@greatpointproperties.com

Mobile: 508-221-0888

Bill moved to the island as child with his family full time in the late 70's. After graduating from Boston College, he returned to Nantucket. He has been selling real estate here since 1992. Bill took a brief sabbatical from Nantucket real estate sales in 2000 for two years, to work in New York City as a real estate project manager, overseeing the renovation and construction of homes in Pennsylvania; Eastern Long Island and New York City. He presently serves on the boards of the Nantucket New School and Strong Wings Adventure Camp as well as the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation. He is the past president of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers. He also enjoys running/triathlons and he is a fair weather fisherman. Bill and his wife, Amanda, have two young children, Louisa and Sam. Bill brings with him knowledge and expertise in Nantucket real estate sales and vacation rentals.

Edward Sanford avatar
Edward Sanford

Email: edward@greatpointproperties.com

Mobile: 508-325-1582

Edward's grandparents came to Nantucket in the 1920's, establishing a summering tradition for both his mother's and father's families. He broke tradition by moving to the island year round in the early 1970's. In the late 1970's, he started the Sanford Boat Company with his brother and produced 22 Alerion Class Sloops, many of which still sail Nantucket's waters. Edward's real estate career has spanned all facets of the industry. He learned carpentry, owned and managed commercial real estate and the beautiful cottages on Old North Wharf. After receiving a Graduate Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University, he received his real estate license in 1986. He worked for Island Properties, along with Greg McKechnie, until 2003 when he opened Sanford Real Estate. In 2008, he merged Sanford Real Estate with Great Point Properties. Edward has also been involved in a number of island non-profits including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Nantucket, and the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals, served as Chairman of the Nantucket Community Plan Steering Committee, and also Chaired the Mid-Island Area Plan Work Group. He loves to sail and play golf, and is a connoisseur of fine rums, a taste acquired from sailing through the Caribbean islands.

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