"North Star" Historic 2BR Captainâ€™s Cottage in the heart of Old Town.
(8 Howard Court, Nantucket, MA 02554)
Nestled among the gardens on a quaint, shell lane, this circa 1827/1850 property was originally part of Greater Light and Lesser Light. It has recently been fully renovated for sophisticated living. It maintains its historic charm while providing comforts and modern amenities for gracious living.
Itâ€™s a real life fairy tale cottage - some have called it magical!
A privet surround and the gardenâ€™s southerly orientation define the outdoor living space, offering both warm sunshine and dappled shade. Enjoy morning coffee on the stone terrace, take time out for sunbathing or spend a shady afternoon with a great book. Evenings, the sheltered grounds offer star gazers clarity unique to Nantucket, and offer couples a perfect spot for romantic alfresco dining. Completely private. Birds abound.
A small cottage with a big house feel, this property was on the Garden Club Tour in 2006, and on the Nantucket Preservation Trustâ€™s House Tour the following year. The floor plan is open, the furnishings and art collection selected by and for cognoscenti, and the kitchen designed by a serious cook. When day is done, thereâ€™s a cozy, tucked away, sky-lighted, first floor bedroom & adjacent bath offering privacy to a second couple or to the occupantsâ€™ invited guests.
The second floor master bedroom suite includes an office, foyer, and bath. Donâ€™t even lift your head from your pillow to watch the sunrise to the east, or the birds staging themselves for breakfast amid the canopy of branches to the west. The office too, enjoys a westerly view of the meadow behind the property. In winter, as many as 11 deer have called the meadow home. The sunsets are spectacular!
Just steps away from the historic â€śThree Bricksâ€ť on magnificent, elm shaded, upper Main Street; quiet, private Howard Court is a short five minute walk to Old Town center. Designed for a totally self-indulgent summer idyll, the property is perfectly located, allowing plenty of flexibility for both at-home or walking distance activities, without the need for a car; though off-street parking is provided for one vehicle.
Nantucket, â€śOne of the most perfectly preserved examples of 19th century architecture in America.â€ť and the once "Whaling Capitol of the World" pairs its unique history with pristine beaches, fishing & sailing, miles of bicycle & nature trails, absolutely world class restaurants, galleries and distinctive shopping. Itâ€™s no wonder so many people return year after year to savor Nantucket cottaged summers.