A true classic, The Levi Starbuck House is one of Nantucket’s earliest and most exquisite examples of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1838 and renovated in 2003, this twelve room, five bedroom, five and one-half bathroom residence has been elegantly maintained with attention paid to preserve a myriad of historic features. The three levels of finished living space are introduced by a grand front entry porch, leading to an elegant foyer with a beautiful staircase with original wood detail, and a double parlor with two fireplaces. With views of Nantucket Harbor and unparalleled craftsmanship throughout, this is truly one of the most desirable offerings in all of historic downtown Nantucket.
Measuring only 48 square miles of land area, Nantucket’s downtown is highly accessible with an active social scene. During peak season, island population swells to over 50,000 people and attracts more than 400,000 visitors a summer. With more than 80 miles of spectacular beaches and endless cultural activities, Nantucket will forever be a
Boston Realty Advisors is proud to present this unique opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind, historic asset located in Nantucket’s downtown.
The Levi Starbuck House is located in the heart of Nantucket’s Historic District, which is considered “Downtown” and the bustling hub of the island. The District is home to the ferry terminals where the Steamship and Hy-Line ferries transport people back and forth from the mainland, as well as the boat basin where the boats and yachts dock. The Levi Starbuck House is in the bustling location of the highest concentration of restaurants, hotels and shops on the island making this location highly desirable.
The Levi Starbuck house was an early example of Greek Revival on Nantucket. It would have evoked an international sophistication that reflected the identity of its initial owner. Today’s owner will be able
to boast a keen taste for historical details and an eye for quality.
The Levi Starbuck House is located
in downtown within the mix of shops, restaurants, historic museums, hotels, and the ferry terminals.
The site’s location is within one
of the most desirable island destinations in the world.
& Unique Retail Scene
Nantucket dining is some of the finest in the world from the best Nantucket casual restaurants to fine dining on the waterfront. Downtown offers a special array of boutiques, jewelry shops, cafes, book stores and high-end art galleries.
Always a Sound Investment
Nantucket is one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world. Values have continuously risen as the Island’s popularity continues to grow but will always have a constrained supply of real estate and lack of new construction.
Located at 14 Orange Street, The Levi Starbuck House is one of Nantucket’s most iconic residences. Dating back to 1838
the House was designed by William M. Andrews in the Greek Revival style, one of the earliest specimens of the architectural movement to be found on the island. Before 14 Orange Street, Andrews completed nearby 22 Hussey Street, and possibly
24 Hussey Street and 8 Orange Street.
In 1838, the opulent residence was acquired by a prominent member of Nantucket society, Levi Starbuck, who at age 69 was already a successful whale oil merchant, and was part of one of the Nantucket’s most notable whaling and merchant families.
He spent the rest his life living in and enjoying his magnificent new house at 14 Orange Street.
Since Starbuck, subsequent owners have respected the historic value of the property through later additions and alternations to the residence, carefully maintaining the original style of the home. A property of this historic caliber, evoking all the luxury of
a bygone age, seldom becomes available in such immaculate condition.