84 Center Street$4,875,000Town

Nantucket Real Estate

4 beds
3 and 1 half
3,049 sq ft
Year Built:
Heating Type:
19 ago
Assessed Value:
Property Code: #87181

84 Center Street, Nantucket, MA

A circa 1920s photograph in the Nantucket Historical Association archives depicts horses in the snow in front of Wyers Livery Stable. The stout little building, aptly named “Red Barn Door,” is recognizable today - from the outside, anyway - with the original transom windows above the sliding barn doors and three perfect square apertures through which the equine residents used to peer out to the street. But not so when those doors open.

The structure, which dates from 1887, has been completely and boldly reimagined, the result of a masterful collaboration between the owner and island-based BPC Architecture Founding Principal Joe Paul. From the start, it was important to retain a sense of the building’s original purpose while converting the space into a four-bedroom home that would be contemporary and sleek, but not at all cold. This was successfully achieved by retaining the open beams and exposed rafters in the interior (while inserting a steel “post and beam system” to fortify the historic structure and adding insulation on the exterior), incorporating design elements like sliding barn doors between the open living/dining/ kitchen and the bedroom wing, and using organic and natural textured fabrics throughout. Objects - an original 1887 plaque and branding irons - are mounted on the wall and call to mind an earlier era.

The home is equipped with Sonos and Nest systems. It is offered for sale furnished/turnkey with a list of excluded items (primarily artwork, personal effects, and gym equipment) available upon request.

First Floor: The radiant heat floor is poured concrete topped with a high-gloss epoxy. Every detail - from the bespoke lighting to the suspended coat rack - has been carefully considered and is a purposeful component of the overall design scheme. A seating area around a gas fireplace invites relaxation. Dining is adjacent to the kitchen, which has European cabinetry, slate countertops, and Miele, Wolf, and Subzero appliances. Doors open to a stone patio custom designed by Boston-based Zen Associates, Inc. and features a fire pit and free form stones that are used as perky stools or tables for coffee or cocktails.
Three bedrooms are on the first floor: one with a private bath, two share a Jack and Jill.

Second Floor: In a clever visual play, the stainless-steel stairway widens as it rises to the second floor; the catwalk mirrors this by narrowing on the receding end. A sitting area at the landing is flooded with natural light, and overlooks the leafy neighborhood. A pair of trundle beds across the open space are convenient for extra house guests. The master suite has a dramatic bath, anchored by a central, Philippe Starck-designed free-standing shower with a boat deck drainage plane to catch run-off. There is a sizable walk-in closet and several additional areas for storage. The master bedroom has a private deck.

Basement: Poured concrete floor, new with the renovation. Equipped with built-in shelves for storage and an industrial-grade de-humidifier.

Parking: 2

Similar Houses For Sale

Back to top