Maine Real Estate
LISTINGS WE LOVE
~ April 2018 ~
BY SARAH STEBBINS
You may have noticed that I have a bit of a soft spot for repurposed old buildings. I have written about residences in a former Methodist church, an Odd Fellows Hall, an antique barn, and a boathouse. Last year, we featured this chapel home and Julie Senk recently covered this carriage house home in her Historic Highlight column. This week, I’ve got another church turned residence for you and it is stunning. The current owners used gallons of white paint, and pops of bold color, to transform the lofty 1862 building into a cheerful, welcoming abode. If only the cozy kilims and sculptural modern furnishings came with the place! — Sarah Stebbins, Home Editor, Maine Homes by Down East
Note: If a property is crossed out, it indicates that it is off the market.
Driving from Portland to Down East’s Rockport office each week, I always slow down to rubberneck at this adorable renovated church on Route 1 in Edgecomb. With its farmhouse shape and bell tower that appears slightly detached from the main building, the 156-year-old place strikes me as a lovely hybrid: not too churchy, but definitely not your average residence either. See it on the map. Listing agent: Mandy Wheeler, The Maine Real Estate Network
This is a rare Littlejohn Island gem! Perched on a hill just steps away from the town wharf sits this 2008 custom-built, cottage-style home. The sunny and open first floor overlooks Casco Bay from an elevated deck. There is a gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances and soapstone and stainless steel countertops. A master suite with marble tile and two bedrooms reside on the second floor. There are white oak floors throughout. A hand-picked granite fireplace warms the living room. There are expansion possibilities in the basement, which has separate deck access. There is custom charm throughout the home! See it on the map. Listing agent: Sandra Murray, Keller Williams Realty
This four-bedroom, two-bath home is located on gorgeous Lake Wesserunsett. The classic Maine camp features a turn-of-the-century fieldstone fireplace, two screened porches, a raised-seam metal roof, and a four-bedroom septic system. Enjoy dazzling sunsets and 130 feet of sandy bottom frontage, including a small sandy beach. There is a two-car garage for storage. See it on the map. Listing agent: Tom Ferent, Mr. Lakefront Inc.
The quintessential Maine coast cottage, this charming property offers a beautiful deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On cooler nights, head inside and enjoy the rustic ambiance by the wood stove. The property has four bedrooms with plenty of space for guests in town for the weekend. The property comes with access to the exclusive Juniper Point Association and is only 10 minutes to town and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. See it on the map. Listing agent: Steven Chicoine, E to P, LLC
One of my favorite things about covering Maine properties is that it allows me to explore the state during weeks when, in reality, my travels are largely limited to a hamster wheel of a loop between work and my kids’ schools. This week, I “voyaged” up and down the coast to Ogunquit, Boothbay, Camden, and Pembroke, peeking into parts of those towns I’d never seen before. Gazing at the photos that accompany these listings, I can almost smell the salty air, which might be enough to tide me over until I can head out on the road for real.
At the far end of the Boothbay peninsula, at the farthest end of a wooded lot, a shingled cottage sits so close to the shoreline that, when you’re inside, you’d swear the structure was moored as opposed to rooted on solid ground. Learn more about this elegant 1935 dwelling and its accompanying smaller cottage, which is ideal for small groups — and landlubbers! See it on the map. Listing agent: Bruce Tindal, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate
This adorable, immaculate gambrel cottage is just three quarters of a mile from Camden Village. The home features three good-sized bedrooms, two renovated baths, an open kitchen-dining-living area, and a large mudroom. There is extensive landscaping on the private lot with a patio and shed. The quiet neighborhood is near hiking trails, a farmers’ market, and Megunticook Lake. This house is filled with charm and comfort. See it on the map. Listing agent: Jacqueline Wheelwright, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
This 1824 center-chimney Cape sits on 44.6 acres and has exposed beams and many original features. The pristine acreage features meadows, woods, apple trees, blueberries, walking paths, and gardens. The totally remodeled kitchen has custom cabinets and granite countertops. The new addition has a spacious sunroom, master suite, vaulted ceilings, a bonus loft space, and a two-car garage. There’s also a two-level barn and a rustic log cabin — ideal for a writer’s or artist’s retreat. The property can be sold as a package with an additional 20-acre waterfront parcel with a beach — perfect for your summer cottage. See it on the map. Listing agent: Samra Kuseybi, The Christopher Group, LLC