10 Eat Fire Spring Road, Nantucket, MA
Like the freshwater spring from which this special area of Nantucket gets its name, historically reported to have never run dry, the spectacular estate at 10 Eat Fire Spring Road offers a similarly profound and beautiful legacy to the island for generations to come. Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources, this luxurious “smart home” was crafted with the epitome of comfort and design in mind. Situated on over three level acres, and just across from Polpis Harbor, this contemporary six-bedroom home, pool house and oversized two-car garage with en suite studio offers easy-flowing, open-concept living, sundrenched rooms, and a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. State of the art amenities abound, including app-controlled; lighting, heating and cooling, pool controls, Sonos and energy consumption monitoring. Calming hues of natural wood, grey and white are soothing and easy on the eye, and repeated throughout, while an Oversize-sized salt-water pool and gracious blue stone patio balance and complete this private compound. On the second floor of each structure and from the easily accessible widow’s walk, one can enjoy unspoiled, striking views of all three of the island’s lighthouses, including the red-stripped Sankaty light in ‘Sconset that meditatively flashes every seven seconds. Deeded access to Polpis Harbor caters to both boat-enthusiasts and beachgoers alike. Designed and drawn by the team Thornewill designs and constructed by Rosscorp this property is above and beyond your typical high-end estate, a truly sustainable paradise that leaves no footprint on this beautiful island.
First Floor: From the quiet, dead-end, dirt road of Eat Fire Spring, make your way up the crushed stone, tree-lined driveway. Upon entrance through the front door, one can see the clean-lined and simple, two-story staircase to the left, the graciously sized deck and pool straight ahead, and to the right, a welcoming living area complete with an ethanol fireplace that is as environmentally friendly as it is stunning. This view is only to be competed with a wall of windows and French doors that lead out to the deck and blue stone patio, and the pool and pool house beyond. A spacious office is located just off the foyer, and beyond that, the master suite, with walk-in closet, recessed lighting, and a multitude of windows looking out onto the pool. The master bath is a study of aesthetic design, with oversized tub, Caesar stone countertops, double sink vanity, and floating toilet. An oversized walk-in shower for two completes the space. Crossing through the living area, one will continue into the open kitchen and dining area, where no detail was over-looked in terms of amenities. A true chef’s kitchen, this space is equipped with a stacked double oven, induction cooktop, temperature controlled wine storage, double-refrigerator, double-freezer and dishwashers. Gorgeous Caesar stone countertops compliment the oak finishing of liberal cabinets, and a stainless steel farmhouse sink looks out onto the palatial front yard and driveway. Ample seating at the kitchen island creates a natural gathering place for family and friends, while a lengthy dining table offers more formal seating under a striking cathedral ceiling that continues the room into another living area, with views from a plentitude of windows that look out onto the patio, pool and yard. A proper butler’s pantry sits just off the kitchen, as well as a mudroom with sink and double-stacked laundry units. A French door provides access to and from the pool and yard for easy disposal of wet towels and bathing suits. A half bath with modern design elements including a tray sink and floating toilet complete this floor.
Second Floor: Oak steps lead to the second floor, easily navigated by imbedded, recessed lighting. On the landing there is seating that looks out to a wall of windows and French doors, offering access to the second story sun deck for spectacular views of the pool and patio below. To one side of this landing is a gorgeous marble bath with glass-enclosed shower, flanked by Jack and Jill bedrooms, one with twin beds and a dormered ceiling, the other with a king-sized bed and cathedral ceiling. Another two bedrooms are located on the other end of this second floor hall, each with a generous walk-in closet, en suite bath with oversized, glass-enclosed shower and views out to the gorgeous Polpis Harbor.
Third Floor: Roof walk: A functional stair/ladder with oversized stepping provides easy access to the third story widow’s walk, with breathtaking views to the west of sunsets over Polpis Harbor and to the east, surrounding miles of conservation land, endless jeep trail, and flowering moors rumored to be heavily seeded with arrowheads.
Basement: Follow the oak stairs down to the lower level living area where a true sanctuary awaits. A temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellar offers the ultimate luxury to any oenophile, while a billiard table and full bar provide endless entertainment for visiting family and friends. Natural light filters in through basement windows and a seating area flanked by a show-stopping ethanol fireplace warms this space. An oversized room with windows and stairwell access up to the pool has been wired with extra electric to accommodate a home gym. A bunkroom with full, modern bath offers additional sleeping arrangements, made sunny by lower level windows. Beyond the walk-in wine cellar is a half bath and entrance to the utility room where the true magic of this home happens. Here the home converts the energy powered by the solar station located behind the pool house, storing enough battery backup to run "off grid" use. A stairwell here provides easy access up to the yard and pool area.
Parking: Yes More than Ample