a blACKbook & Robert Young hot property of the week!


ADDRESS: “East Brick” 93 Main Street


BATHROOMS: 7 Full, 1 Half

FOR SALE: $13.5M


9 To Note On The Iconic 93 Main

1. It’s A Starbuck, Baby!

This Starbuck mansion, known as the “East Brick” is an absolutely iconic Main Street home that was built in 1837. This Georgian style house was constructed and owned  by whaling merchant and ship owner, Joseph Starbuck, as a gift to his son William. NOTE: over 10,000 bricks were brought over to the island to create this gorgeous home on Main Street… Talk about a labor of love!

2. Multiple Living Levels including a CUPOLA

93 Main offers unique views from every angle… not to mention that the third floor provides easy access to a cupola — this was where the Starbuck family could watch for their whale ships to return from the Pacific. On this level, you’ll find some of the most stunning views of the island from the top of your own home!


Throughout the mansion, you’ll find the gamut of ways to get cozy by the fire… as there are nine (yes, nine!) fireplaces throughout.


Recently updated, 93 Main Street is one of the most historic homes in the country. The current owners have lovingly updated the home with  great pride in a historically sensitive restoration which included  plaster moldings and rosettes, uncovering and restoring a basement fireplace, as well as installing a new slate roof and restoring the brick parapets. The owners went further to  research and install wall coverings and custom drapery fabrics typical for this period. Yet throughout the home, you’ll find modern ammenties like the state of the art chef’s kitchen which has all of the best appliances. Talk about mastering the mix between the old and the new!

5. Six to Eight Bedrooms

(depending on how you want to structure your living spaces!)

Inside this Starbuck mansion, you’ll find there are six  bedroom suites, four of which  have their own fireplaces …

…and all six suites come their own beautiful private baths!

BONUS: On the third floor there is a large open room which also has two more bedrooms that share a bath.


The lower level is fully stacked with a kitchen, living room and two more bedroom suites that can also be used as a separate apartment.

There is also a wine cellar AND a tasting room that comes with its own gas fireplace, which by the way, was discovered during the 2007 restoration!

7. Indoor/Outdoor Living Areas

For those looking for spaces to socialize, 93 Main is fully equipped to make the most of you and your family and friends time on the island. The inside boasts a first floor family room with over sized windows overlooking the gardens, the patio and large private yard. There is a also a first floor formal room that has a marble fireplace and high ceilings with original plaster rosettes and moulding details. The main dining room is hand painted with a whaling era murals from the 1950s. NOTE:  the lower level and the third floor each have bonus family rooms for relaxing and retreating!

And our favorite feature…

The highlight of the home in our blACKbook is a stunning second floor loggia which overlooks the gorgeous gardens and manicured lawns of 93 Main. BONUS: there’s a coffee station and a refrigerator located on this deck!

This ideal setting for dining or relaxing has three season living to it and may just be the ultimate downtown al fresco dining spot!

8. Over 75 Varetals in the Garden

The stunningly manicured outdoor areas (as viewed from the loggia) has mature landscaping throughout and in season you’ll find a blossoming and bountiful garden that will pleasure all the senses!

We love the two distinct brick patio areas amongst the all the fabulous florals.

9. 93 Main is the essence of Nantucket history

This is true island real estate with a storied past!

There truly is no other home in the world like 93 Main! This multigenerational mansion is one of the most special and iconic homes on the market. The tour alone will give you a new sense of pride for the deep history of the island as this home is one of the three “brick” heartbeats of Main Street Nantucket. So ready for your full tour? Excited to experience  that historic Main Street lifestyle and want to tour this incredible home in person? Then get in touch with our friend Robert Young at ryoung@killenrealestate.com or call him at 508.325.1571 to set up a time to see 93 Main for yourself!