Maine Real Estate
LISTINGS WE LOVE
~ March 2018 ~
BY SARAH STEBBINS
As I was looking for properties to include in this month’s real estate picks, I was intrigued by what appeared to be a little red chapel in a town — er, plantation — I’d never heard of. When I realized the building is actually a 1900s-era lodge crowned with a cupola and that it’s part of a private-island compound that includes an adorable lakeside cabin, boathouse, and “game house” with (what else?) a wet bar, I knew I had to share the listing with you. The retreat is located on South Branch Lake’s Dutch Island in Seboeis, a plantation in Penobscot County with a population of 35! This place kinda puts a new spin on the idea of “getting away from it all,” don’t you think?
Our Property We Covet moniker is not one I take lightly. I scroll through dozens of listings in search of ones deserving of the title. And although I never know quite what I’m looking for, I know pretty quickly when I’ve got a winner. Last week, I was intrigued by a home that looked, at first glance, like one of Jan Brett’s Scandinavian cottages. Upon discovering that the place was built by an artist who inlaid mosaics on the exterior and furnished the interior with a massive stone fireplace and mint-green pot-bellied stove, and that the property is located on an island off another island, well, I was off and writing. — Sarah Stebbins, Home Editor, Maine Homes by Down East
Note: If a property is crossed out, it indicates that it is off the market.
This is a recently renovated two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath village home with a newly completed heated studio building accessed off the spacious back deck. The kitchen has a new center island and granite countertops, a pantry, and an adjoining dining room with a door to the deck, studio building, and backyard. The second floor features a master bedroom suite with a full bath, a guest bedroom and bath, and laundry. There’s a wraparound porch on the front of the house, a spacious and partially fenced-in backyard, and new gas stoves in the living room and studio building. The wiring, plumbing, and heating system were upgraded in 2014 when the renovations were completed. This is a fabulous, walk-to-town location and the home is move-in ready. See it on the map. Listing agent: Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
No longer on the market
This spot is ideal for private family getaways or corporate retreats! This beautiful seven-plus-acre island compound consists of a main lodge, game house, waterside cabin, and boathouse. Built in the early 1900s, the buildings retain much of their historic charm. The main lodge has five bedrooms, two baths, a parlor, kitchen, dining room, and cook’s quarters. The game house is perfect for playing pool, ping-pong, and cards and even has a wet bar. Later, sit on the waterfront porch, go for a boat ride, or take a walk on a nature trail. See it on the map. Listing agent: ERA Dawson Bradford Realtors
No longer on the market
Built in 1827, this in-town house is exceptionally well renovated with high R-value insulation, all new radiant heat on the first floor, European radiators on the second floor, and new electric service. The first floor has a screened/glassed-in porch, library, parlor, kitchen, dining room, great room with decks, a completely rebuilt fireplace, and chimney with a beehive oven. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and an additional room. There’s a remote control for heat level and a security system for fire. Enjoy seasonal water views of the harbor and peach and apples trees. See it on the map. Listing agent: The Christopher Group
Quality, character, and location! This Willard Beach Victorian is just a stone’s throw from the entrance to Casco Bay. The three-to-four-bedroom, three-bath home has new systems including an efficient boiler, new plumbing, new electrical, and a new roof! You will love cooking in the tastefully renovated kitchen and spending time in your own private backyard with friends and family. Hanging out on the gorgeous porch with water views is even better! Enjoy the one-car garage too! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the sea breeze and live the beach lifestyle! See it on the map. Listing agent: Portside Real Estate Group
On Greens Island off Vinalhaven, this artist’s summer place looks like a coastal Maine incarnation of a gingerbread house. Weathered shingles and clapboards, lichened rocks, and mismatched windows interspersed with stone mosaics decorate the gabled facades. Bits of bright-blue sea glass, inlaid on the masonry stoop, point the way indoors, where the artist, who crafted the home himself, set an intricate metal firebox and rustic wood mantel into a massive, central stone chimney. Click to continue reading.See it on the map. Listing agent: RE/Max Shoreline
Formerly the Gouldsboro Post Office, this historic building has been lovingly maintained and updated. The exposed beams and hand-painted mantel are reminiscent of the era when the town of Gouldsboro was formed. You’ll also find two Jotul woodstoves, an attached workshop, and an adjacent lot, plus a stonewall that runs the length of both lots. This is the perfect location for an antiques shop!
See it on the map. Listing agent: The Christopher Group
Class, style, and water frontage! This home is beaming with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. The many upgrades include stainless-steel kitchen appliances, rustic, gray wood flooring, contemporary metal banisters, a huge master bedroom, a cozy, finished basement with new carpeting, and a new washer and dryer. Located on a triple lot on a quiet, private road, the property has a pathway to the river, pine floors from a mill in Quebec, and an exterior porch with new screens. Most of the rooms have been freshly painted within the last two years and most of the exterior was re-stained in 2016. Warm by the woodstove, relax by the river on the screened in porch, and unwind with friends in your open-concept living space. See it on the map. Listing agent: Keller Williams Realty
Enjoy views across Southeast Harbor from the deck, screened porch, or rolling lawn of this classic oceanfront Colonial set on two and a half acres, with 525 feet of deep-water frontage. A private pebble beach, dramatic granite ledges, a pond, an apple orchard, and gardens complete the lovely grounds. The interior has been tastefully renovated and features two master suites with private baths, two additional bedrooms, a new kitchen, and two fireplaces. An attached barn, screened porch, and boat mooring complete this perfect Maine getaway. See it on the map. Listing agent: The Island Agency