For Sale Nantucket Compound Seeks Record Price of $56 Million – DIRT


A dreamy waterfront resort aims to set a new record for Nantucket, a small island about 30 miles off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Dubbed Beam Ends, there are 10 bedrooms and approximately 15,500 square feet across the three 3.56-acre homes that overlook Nantucket Harbor. Should the sprawling property sell for anything close to its asking price of $56 million, it would erase the current record price of $37 million recently set on the island. Listing agents are Shelly Tretter Lynch and Marybeth Gilmartin-Baugher of Compass.

The scenic property is owned by venture capitalist Evan Jones and his wildlife photographer wife, Cindy Jones, who snapped up the spot in 2006 for $16 million, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Although they plan to reduce their workforce in Nantucket, it won’t be easy to keep up with the Joneses, who also maintain homes in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

The couple custom-built the main clapboard 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 streams nature reserve so there is complete privacy. And with approximately 500 feet of waterfront, the views are endless. Curiously, there is no swimming pool. There is however a private path to the beach where one can spend the day frolicking in the water and watching the sailboats, fishing boats and picnic boats as they come in and out of the harbor .

The four-bedroom main house is approximately 11,000 square feet. Notable touches include extensive millwork, so characteristic of old Nantucket homes, and antique limestone slabs on the floor. There is also a billiards room, sauna and several bars. Why not? It is a vacation home after all! Beamed ceilings, painted woodwork and numerous fireplaces add to the charm, as do window seats, perfect for collecting wool and reading books.

Outside are lush lawns, perennial gardens, vine-covered pergolas, and approximately 3,000 square feet of patios, porches, and decks.

All in all a perfect place for friends and family to enjoy a perfect summer day on Nantucket. At least as long as you’re willing to pay a record pretty penny for it all.

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