A dreamy waterfront compound aims to set a new record for Nantucket, a tiny island about 30 miles off the coast of Massachusett’s Cape Cod.
Dubbed Beam Ends, there are 10 bedrooms and about 15,500 square feet across the 3.56-acre spread’s three houses that look out across Nantucket Harbor. Should the sprawling property sell for anywhere near its $56 million asking price, it will obliterate the island’s recently set current record price of $37 million. Listing agents are Shelly Tretter Lynch and Marybeth Gilmartin-Baugher of Compass.
The picturesque property is owned by venture capitalist Evan Jones and his wildlife photographer wife Cindy Jones, who scooped the place up in 2006 for $16 million, as the Wall Street Journal reported. Though they plan to downsize on Nantucket, it won’t be easy keeping up with the Joneses, who also maintain homes in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
The couple custom built the shingled main house and a two-bedroom guesthouse, while a second guesthouse dates back to the early 1900s. The estate is mostly surrounded by conservation land, as well as the Creeks nature preserve, so there’s complete privacy. And with roughly 500 feet of waterfront, views are endless. Oddly enough, there’s no pool. There is, however, a private path to the beach where one can whittle away the day frolicking in the water and watching sailboats, fishing boats and picnic boats as they stream in and out of the harbor.
The four-bedroom main house spans about 11,000 square feet. Notable touches include extensive millwork, which is so characteristic of old Nantucket homes, as well as antique limestone flag stones on the floor. Additional amenities include a billiard room, a sauna and several bars. Why not? It’s a vacation home after all! Beamed ceilings, painted woodwork, and plenty of fireplaces add to the charm, as do the window seats, perfect for wool gathering and book reading.
Outside are lush lawns, perennial gardens, vine-covered pergolas, and about 3,000 square feet of patios, porches and decks.
All in all, it’s a pretty perfect place for friends and family to enjoy a postcard perfect summer day on Nantucket. At least as long as you’re prepared to pay a pretty, record-breaking penny for it all.