2 Center Street, Nantucket, MA
2 Center Street
'Where the little shingled houses down the little grassy street are grey with salt of sea-winds and the strong sea-air is sweet!' In circa 1910 Bliss Carmen wrote these words as part of a poem named 'Sconset. The Arietta Hussey house originallly dating back to 1814 is the heart of 'Sconset. Designed by Christopher Peacock the brand new kitchen is well executed and allows for modern day living. This rambling antique has been fully restored from the ground up and sits on a full pour foundation. Rare for the village, this three bedroom and two bath cottage has a large lawn and parking for two.
First Floor: Step onto your covered porch off of Center Street through the darling Dutch door to this true quintessential Sconset cottage. The expertly designed kitchen highlights the beams and warmth of the original wide pine floors. The heart of the home is the double-sided fireplace, rebuilt as a masterpiece that anchors both living spaces. The kitchen is full of function for the cook and includes custom panel Sub Zero, Bosch dishwasher, and Viking gas range. Warm brass Buster + Punch toggle light switches and custom lighting add a modern touch. The living room shines bright with light and has multiple areas for seating. Iconic picture window to gaze at the comings and goings in the village. Near to the living room and on the south side of the cottage one guest bedroom with closet. On the north side one guest bedroom with full bath in hallway provides direct access to the laundry nook.
Second Floor: Rise with sun and the sea from the second floor suite that captures the abundant natural light and features historic beams that showcase the age of the home.
Basement: Full 8' concrete pour with exterior bulkhead access. The entire structure has been engineered and reinforced for a long time to come.
Parking: White shelled drive provides parking for two with access off both Shell & Center Street