DAVID JOY HOUSE
7 Bedrooms: 3 Kings, 1 Queen, 2 Double (in one bedroom), 2 Bedrooms with 2 Twins. Baths (all new): 6 Full Tiled Baths (5 are ensuite with bedrooms, 1 shared), 2 Half Baths; Master Bath has 2 Vanities, Large Bubbler Tub and Separate Tiled Shower. Open Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen Design. Large Game Room with 42” TV (Sleeps 14)
Wonderful New Kitchen with Custom Tile Work, Large Center Island, Wolfe Stove®, Sub Zero® Refrigerator, Granite Counters, all High End Appliances, Separate Drink/Wine Refrigerator. All Linens and Beach Towels, Beach Chairs and Umbrella Included. Premium Cable TV (5 flat screens), DVD, Dell Computer, WIFI, 3 Stereos, Fax. 4 Working Fireplaces, Central A/C
• Teak Outdoor Furniture, Table with Market Umbrella, Steamer Chairs and Cushions. Professionally Landscaped Gardens, Irrigation, Rose Trellis and Arbor.
IN-SEASON: (per week) $16,000. – $17,000.
OTHER TIMES: Price is dependent on dates, number of people and length of stay. A minimum of 3 nights is required. Contact us with your request.
A high end historic home, recently renovated with attention to original details, this property is the ideal retreat while still in the heart of Nantucket town. Furnished in a classic Nantucket style, this home has comfortable seating, country fabrics, antiques, and original artwork. Original summer beams (ceiling) and corner posts remain exposed and refinished throughout the house, along with wide pine floors and original brick fireplaces. All this is combined with modern conveniences like central AC, wireless internet and 4 flat screen TV’s.
A large country dining room can seat 12, and is open to a new kitchen with a center island, granite counters and high end appliances (Wolfe stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator). There is also a queen bedroom with ensuite bath on the first floor. The living room flows into the kitchen, with hidden flat screen TV, French doors to the private bluestone patio with large table for outdoor dining and Weber gas grill. The remaining 6 bedrooms are spread out across the house, most with ensuite bathrooms. A separate computer and reading area is in a common area on the second floor. A large TV and game room are downstairs with a powder room for guests. There are two laundry rooms, each with washer and dryer.
David Joy House History
This house is located on historic “Centre Street”and was built in 1764. The builder, David Joy, came from a distinguished line of architects and builders. His grandfather built the first Town Hall and Arsenal in Boston. Descendants include Reuben Joy, who sacrificed his life fighting with John Paul Jones during the Revolutionary War. Matthew Joy was the first mate on the whaleship Essex on the ill-fated voyage that inspired Moby Dick. Another descendant, David Joy, was one of the two founders of the Atheneum (Nantucket Library). Another, Moses Joy founded the Wanacommet Water Company in Nantucket
The house is a post and beam structure with a center chimney. It has an unusual and large 4 “withe” design, original to the house. The restored front door and its surround are over 100 years old as are the windows along Centre and Ash Streets. These windows were carefully restored and show their wavy and bubbled old glass. Inside the house, the fireplaces are in their original locations and were rebuilt with 250 year old brick, brought over as ballast on ships from England. Fireplaces in the keeping room and basement were built with large beams original to the house.
The house has had an interesting past, as home to multiple Joy family members, Lizzie Coffin in 1881 (descendent of one of the founding Nantucket families), and a shoemakers’ shop located on the Ash Lane corner. An old shoe was found in a fireplace during renovation and is on display in the house. Another interesting discovery was an old half penny, dated 1798, that was found under a floorboard of the house. While exposing some sheathing on the second floor during renovation, a large length of “king’s wood” was discovered running horizontally along the wall. This 9’ long, 2” thick and 27” wide slab of old wood should not have been found in the house! All wood of this grand width size was “owned” by the King of England.