20 Main Street, Nantucket, MA
20 Main Street
Built in the 1800s as a summer residence for Frederick Mitchell, sea captain and successful businessman, the property at 20 Main Street has a long and colorful history. Known as Solid Comfort in its early years, "Green Chimneys" is a unique and treasured property in the heart of historic ‘Sconset. Host to prominent Nantucketers and a large cast of characters throughout many storied years, this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home boasts a covetable patina only achieved through the passage of time. Guests have described the space as transformative, and no wonder — an incomparable feeling of nostalgia enchants and imbues one’s senses upon spending even the smallest amount of time in this home. Nearly every bedroom and gathering space throughout the first floor of the home features a fireplace, contributing to the famed green chimneys dotting the roof, and inspiration for the home’s moniker.
First Floor: The historic primary wing of the home encompasses the dining room, two spacious living areas, and access to two of the three second-floor living spaces. The updated kitchen serves as the perfect gathering space as well as a segue into the long, light-filled hallway that serves as the main artery of the home. Four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one of two laundry rooms occupy this space, as well as a foyer with entry out onto the courtyard. At the end of the hall waits the entertainment wing, where one is welcomed by the authentic in-home bar, lacquered with true and tall tales. This speakeasy-styled room has undoubtedly seen it all and continues to serve as a time-honored spot for revelry. Beyond the bar lies an ample gathering space, a transitional room with a full bathroom, and access to the third second-floor space, as well as the primary bedroom and en suite.
Second Floor: There are three upstairs spaces, all accessed from different points throughout the home. In the original wing, a staircase off the entryway leads to a living area and sleeping loft. A staircase off the kitchen and dining room leads to another second-floor section outfitted with two rooms used as sleeping loft and a full bathroom to accommodate guest privacy. The third staircase, located in the entertainment wing, leads to a room that overlooks McKinley Ave and is currently used as an art studio.
Parking: Ample plus garage