Property for Sale

31 Western AvenueSurfside

$6,000,000MLS #: 91358

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Rooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Lot: 0.6786 Acres
  • Year Built: 1873
  • Heating: None
  • Water: Well
  • Sewer: Septic

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.

First Floor

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.

Second Floor

Discover a lofted open space that serves as a dormitory, providing access to a cupola where you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and south shore beaches. This space offers both interior and exterior access to ground level.

Other Structures

There is a small studio cottage on the property complete with its own kitchen and bathroom. There is also a storage building with loft that could be covered into living space.

Second Dwelling

On the first floor, there is a dormitory room and two full baths. There is also a laundry room for residents’ convenience. Moving to the second floor, there is an open dormitory area with both interior and exterior access, providing flexibility for residents. Additionally, there is a first-floor suite with private access. This suite includes a large room and a private bath with a shower, offering added privacy and convenience.

Listed by: Douglas Elliman Nantucket | Added on: June 20, 2024

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