Archive for August, 2013

Nantucket : Pending Sales Moving Faster

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

There are currently 95 properties under contract on Nantucket Island, accoridng to our multiple listing service, LINK Nantucket.  These properties range from a small commercial condo in the Mid-island area, listed at $165,000 to a large waterfront home at 37 Hulbert Avenue, listed for $16,950,000.  One striking difference in the past few weeks has been the speed with which new listings are going under contract.  Of the 95 pending sales, 12 were listed for sale for less than one week.  We are again starting to see situations where multiple buyers are interested in the same property which is great news for sellers.  Not such great news for buyers.  If you are actively looking to purchase real estate on Nantucket, you need to be prepared.  And if you have the ability to buy without financing, you are in a stronger negotiating position.  Moreover, those people who can move quickly are also at a distinct advantage in the current market climate.  We knew this market was evolving quickly;  one more confirmation is the quick pace of news sales contracts.

-Penny Dey

Favorite Listings: Lisa Sherburne, Broker, ABR, RSPS

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

8 Mooers Avenue, Cliff: Located in the prestigious Lincoln Circle area on a beautifully landscaped and private quarter acre. ROSECLIFF is a completely and meticulously renovated antique home dating back to 1850. The charm of the original house blends beautifully with the function of the new modern amenities. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living room, office/den. Large gourmet kitchen and dining area, open to two great outdoor living spaces. $3,495,000.  Listing Office:  J. Pepper Frazier Company

48 West Miacomet Road, Miacomet:  Rare waterfront opportunity in Miacomet! One of the last truly authentic Nantucket beach houses left on the island, with privacy and space and unsurpassed views of the ocean, Miacomet Pond and the moors. Large 5 bedroom family home positioned on over an acre of land, direct waterfront on one of the most coveted south shore beaches on Nantucket Island. Adjacent to hundreds of acres of conservation land, this property is a nature lovers paradise with direct access to a private beach, giving way to sparkling ocean views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. $6,750,000.  Listing Office:  The Maury People

7 Westerwick Drive, Sconset:  SCONSET WITH WATER VIEWS This desirable lot is over half an acre with potential for second floor water views. Parcel is private and abuts conservation. Perfect location to build your Nantucket dream home. $795,000.  Listing Office:  J. Pepper Frazier Company

8 Mattapoisett, Cisco:  Beautifully built, well maintained beach house in Cisco with wonderful views of Conservation land and the Ocean. Designed by J. Graham Goldsmith. $3,495,000.  Listing Office:  Congdon & Coleman

Favorite Listings: Peter DuPont, Sales Associate

Monday, August 26th, 2013

 11 Weymouth Street, Town: Charming Carriage house built in the 1930’s, renovated in 1999 and lovingly updated and maintained by current homeowners. This property is on a quiet side street and an easy walk to town and restaurants. 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft for extra guests. Loads of character ~ a home you will fall in love with from the first step inside! Excellent rental potential. $1,495,000.  Listing Office:  The Maury People

12 Pondview Drive, Miacomet:  Stylish and well-appointed property on two acres that includes a four bedroom main house, a garage with studio, and a two bedroom cottage. The main house features an expansive floor plan that flows onto open decks providing ideal outdoor living space. Adjacent to the main house is a garage with a light filled studio. The two bedroom guest house serves as an ideal space for overflow guests or solid rental income and is privately situated with good separation from the main house. This property is located within an easy bike ride to Miacomet Beach.   $2,250,000.  Listing Office:  Great Point Properties

8 Copper Lane, Town:  Located on a quiet side street in Nantucket’s historic district, this four bedroom, four and a half bath home is just minutes to Main Street. Custom built in 2002, the three finished levels of this in-town home contain two master suites, a state of the art kitchen and quaint outdoor space. This fully decorated and finished house reflects the island’s relaxed and sophisticated ambiance: Custom mill work, beautiful window treatments and unique furnishings throughout. The brick two car parking, storage shed and fully finished lower level/media room are additional attributes that add to the comfort and charm of this beautiful island home. $2,395,000.  Listing Office:  Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

44 and 44R Nonantum Avenue, Surfside:  SURF & TURF: Two recently renovated houses located directly across the street from Nantucket Land Bank property which has an access path leading down to the sandy shore of Fisherman’s Beach. The fresh and furnished interior, as well as the immediate proximity to the beach, make these comfortable and convenient beach houses. They boast over $100k in combined rental income for both 2011 and 2012 and there are two fourbedroom septic systems in place. $2,495,000.  Listing Office:  Great Ploint Properties

Favorite Listings: Linda Bellevue, Broker, GRI, CBR

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

My three favorite listings right now, due to location, location, location, are:

 10 North Road, Shimmo: Classic 1920’s summer cottage perched on a rare and exceptional harborfront site in Shimmo with commanding views of the harbor’s entry, town and Nantucket Sound. There is a private path to the harbor that provides access to exceptional boating and swimming. $8,995,000.  Listing Office:  Great Point Properties

15 Baxter Road, Sconset:  Very special Sconset beachfront estate. Two complete homes, side by side, and completely restored to the highest level of craftsmanship. Clean, crisp interiors have high shiplap ceilings, spacious baths, spectacular kitchen all with fabulous ocean views over the dunes to the water. Covered porches, mature landscaping, koi pond and many quality touches make this a very unique offering. $12,500,000.  Listing Office:  Killen Real Estate

50 West Miacomet, Miacomet:  Beach living at its best. Drive through Miacomet Golf course through conservation land and passing Miacomet Pond, to a one of a kind location with wide sandy beach and dunes Rarely does a waterfront property become available in this area. $7,695,000.  Listing Office:  Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

The White House of Nantucket

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Listing Broker:  Jane Miller, ABR, RSPS

Take a Peek Inside

New Listing: 4 Sparrow Drive, Naushop

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

TUCKED IN ON SPARROW

A sunny and spacious four bedroom, three and a half bath home with two master suites and a new large family room addition. Private, landscaped yard with brick patio and access to Naushop pool and tennis.  $895,000.

Listing Broker:  Mary D. Malavase

Favorite Listings: Ginger Ivey, Sales Associate

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

My favorite cottages in Sconset under $1,000,000 are:

14 West Sankaty Road: “Sconset Village” Early 1900’s bungalow located in the Village. Close to the beach, post office, market and all the amenities that Sconset has to offer. Three bedrooms, one bath. Suitable for year round or vacation living. $895,000.  Listing Office:  Coffin Sconset Real Estate

11 Sconset Avenue:  Shipshape Sconset cape located close to the village & beach on a peaceful side street. Strong rental history and house plans for expansion. $899,000.  Listing Office:  Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

2 King Street:  A quintessential summer bungalow style cottage built in the 1940’s and just refreshed for this season! Lovely covered front porch for afternoon breezes and outdoor entertaining. Original details remain including the built-in cabinets and the interior and exterior custom doors and fireplace. A large living room area with wonderful light throughout and built in cabinets. Freshly painted with refinished floors, new roof and landscaping make this cottage ready for you this summer! $965,000.  Listing Office:  The Maury People

 

Favorite Listings: Melinda Vallett, Broker

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

7 Village Way, Pocomo: As dawn rises and dusk settles over the inner harbor, relax and savor the ever-changing colors of Coatue, the Head of the Harbor, and beyond. Enjoy peaceful morning walks along the Pocomo shoreline, or afternoons full of kayaking, boating, and fishing. Store up memories of family gatherings… kite-flying on the beach, teaching children or grandchildren to haul in a fish at the foot of your steps to the beach. Relish all that harbor living has to offer and then unwind in a beautiful, custom-built home with three finished levels of living space, offering great entertaining spaces, cozy private nooks and comfortable guest accommodations. This property offers it all – it is the home to call your Nantucket home!  $2,995,000.  Listing Office:  Windwalker Real Estate

29B Brewster Road, Shimmo:  Nicely renovated home in the Hills of Monomoy on a very private 1-acre lot. Beautiful new pool and mature landscaping provide a most relaxing atmosphere. Custom-Built 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home featuring a fireplace, a Farmers Porch and a screened-in porch. One of Monomoy’s best buys! $2,750,000.  Listing Offices:  Island Properties and J. Pepper Frazier Company

2B Winn Street, West of Town:  This magnificent home offers everything one could ask for. The open dining/kitchen area flows easily to the living room which leads to a screened porch overlooking the pool and patio. Four bedrooms each with private bath. The thoughtfully finished and detailed lower level offers a spacious family room with wet bar. The pool, cabana and landscaping create a private back yard oasis. The quality craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident throughout!  $3,395,000.  Listing Office:  Jordan William Raveis Real Estate

Favorite Listings: Mary D. Malavase, Broker, ABR, RSPS, TRC

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

60 Skyline Drive, Surfside:  Established landscaped grounds surround this colonial home on 2.7 acres. Ample room for expansion or the addition of a cottage, pool or tennis court.   $1,429,000.  Listing Office:  Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

14 Darling Street, Town:  A beautifully designed and charming home located on an idyllic street in the historic district of Nantucket. This tastefully decorated home features three en suite bedrooms, living room, dining room, a gourmet kitchen and sun room. Darling Street is one of the most enchanting streets on the island and is conveniently located within walking distance to Main Street. $2,395,000.  Listing Office:  The Maury People

17 Eat Fire Spring Road, Wauwinet:  “Primetime” is a true family escape. As one travels up the tree-lined drive, you arrive at a place of peace and tranquility. This is the ideal family compound with a five bedroom main house, guest house and an oversized carriage house all overlooking the 3.42 acre pastoral grounds and pond. The grounds are beautifully maintained and designed such that there is privacy, plenty of room for summertime play or dining al fresco on the patio inthe courtyard. This is the ideal home for those looking to get away. $2,599,000.  Listing Office:  Great Point Properties

7 Village Way, Pocomo: As dawn rises and dusk settles over the inner harbor, relax and savor the ever-changing colors of Coatue, the Head of the Harbor, and beyond. Enjoy peaceful morning walks along the Pocomo shoreline, or afternoons full of kayaking, boating, and fishing. Store up memories of family gatherings… kite-flying on the beach, teaching children or grandchildren to haul in a fish at the foot of your steps to the beach. Relish all that harbor living has to offer and then unwind in a beautiful, custom-built home with three finished levels of living space, offering great entertaining spaces, cozy private nooks and comfortable guest accommodations. This property offers it all – it is the home to call your Nantucket home! $2,995,000.  Listing Office:  Windwalker Real Estate

247 Polpis Road, Polpis:  Private estate setting with unobstructed views of Polpis Harbor to the North and over two hundred acres of conservation land to the South and West.  $4,800,000.  Listing Office:  Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

Nantucket’s Rainbow Fleet

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

The annual Rainbow Fleet parade was held last Sunday in slightly overcast and not very windy conditions.  Here are some pictures: