House Tours

6 Gull Island Lane

 

Built sometime between 1784 and 1800, originally part of the Thomas Gardner Jr. estate and later owned by the Sheffield family, has had few updates over the years. The exterior of the building leaves much to be desired but looks can be deceiving. The house is structurally sound, and the interior of the house retains much of its historic integrity. New owners are about to embark on the next chapter of this historic property.

 

10 Martin’s Lane

 

10 Martin’s Lane is a mid-18th-century house built at 17 Fair Street and then moved in 1801 to its current location by Stephen Chase, a carpenter. Nantucket has a long history of house moving, from the original settlement of Sherburne to the fishing cottages of ‘Sconset. Today, moving historic houses is often a controversial discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55 Union Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built in 1835, 55 Union Street is now a fantastic preservation success story after undergoing a complete restoration in 2015. A notable example of transitional Federal/Greek Revival architecture, the house was unoccupied and unmodified for almost sixty years. Because of this, many of its interior features were undisturbed and the house truly shines.