BY SARAH STEBBINS
This is a unique waterfront house with a studio in a private setting on Monhegan Island. The charming, elegant cottage is nestled in a lush garden on a hill above Deadman’s Cove. The house has a bright, airy kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, and a bedroom with a bath on the first floor. It has the classic feel of an island getaway with wood floors, a screened porch, waterfront porch, and an outdoor shower, while also including modern amenities such as solar panels, a washer and dryer, and a solar/electric refrigerator. The second floor provides space for visitors or an office and has a loft with a water view. The separate studio buIdling is a perfect work space for an artist, writer, or businessperson. A winding path leads to the cove, which has deep-water access.
A house with timeless elegance, this 1907 cottage still has all the stunning features you could hope for: stained-glass windows, gleaming hardwood floors, a grand foyer, a fireplace in the living room, a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and a balcony off an upstairs bedroom that overlooks a beautiful garden. Need a first-floor bedroom? This home doesn’t have one, but an elevator can take you to the three bedrooms and bath on the second floor. A carriage house across the street has lots of room for storage. The basement is somewhat finished with painted floors, a laundry room, and a small bar for entertaining.
Located on a quiet street in New Harbor, The Howard House is an early sea captain’s home with true Maine flavor. A private dock in a working lobster fishers’ harbor provides constant entertainment, relaxation, and access to the ocean. C.E. Reilly & Son grocery, Harbor Ice Cream, and homemade baked goods are a short walk away. Pemaquid Beach, Little Beach, Fort William Henry, and the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve are just around the corner. Across the harbor are the famous Shaw’s Wharf and the Hardy Boat Cruises that take passengers to and from Monhegan. The neighbors are friendly and the Back Cove community is strong. The 3,000-square-foot, 14-room house has lots of nooks and crannies for family members to gather and feel comfortable! The attached rear barn has a separate entrance and the potential to be used as an apartment.
Are you looking to get away from the craziness in the world? Are you longing for your own beautiful, private, self-sufficient refuge? Look no more! This unique, sustainable, energy-efficient, open-concept home was built in 2015 with custom wood and tilework, no-VOC building materials, a 30-by-100-foot commercial greenhouse, a 20-by-40-foot barn, a 10-by-20-foot mini-barn, more than 50 organic raised garden beds, fruit trees, chicken coops, an underground cold storage room, and more. The property encompasses 20 private acres at the end of a private, dead-end road. Come see for yourself and live your dream in beautiful coastal Maine.
This idyllic Somesville cottage is located in a private, pastoral setting with mature landscaping and filtered views of Somes Harbor and the Acadia mountains. The light-filled home has been lovingly renovated over the years with a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite countertops and a beautiful spa-like bathroom with a Carrara-marble-topped vanity and large soaking tub. The sunny living room has access to a large deck that extends your living space in the warmer months and overlooks the beautiful grounds. The property also includes a large two-bay garage with a recently renovated, spacious studio with a cathedral ceiling and water views — ideal as a guest or workout room or office. Plans are available to expand the main house to include a master suite and great room. As the property owner, you are eligible to become a member of Somesville Landing Corp, which offers access to Somes Sound.
Built in the 1820s, this beautiful brick Cape has all the charm you would expect, plus major modern updates. Situated on more than five acres with beautiful landscaping, this home has been meticulously maintained and cherished by the current owners. The generous ceiling height is surprising given the home’s age and the layout suits a modern lifestyle. This is easy rural living minutes from I-95. Enter through the inviting sunporch to the open-concept kitchen and dining area. The beautiful center chimney is a reminder of how the original owners lived. Laundry has been moved to the first-floor bath to make the chore easier. Sun drenches the living room and a woodstove provides warmth beyond its heat. Through the living room is a lovely sunroom with lots of built-ins and access to the patio in the sunny side yard. Upstairs, there are three generously sized bedrooms with exposed beams and brick and a quaint bath with a claw-foot tub. The master bedroom has space for a desk or sitting area and a surprising amount of closet space. Outside, enjoy hiking in the woods and exploring the stream on the back side of the property. See it on the map. Listing agent: Stephanie Morrison, Morrison Real Estate
This high-quality, passive-solar house by GO Logic is set in an open field, two and a half miles from downtown. A first-floor master bedroom with a bath and a wrap-around screened porch were recently added. The total heating cost per year is about $150. There are two more bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, as well as a family room – a grand spot for reading, working, or playing. Enjoy raised garden beds and many fruit trees and bushes with generous sun exposure. See it on the map. Listing agent: Marianne Williams, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group
The impeccably restored and preserved 1897 Williams Robinson House is located in the heart of Bath. It features generously sized, sun-filled rooms including formal living and dining rooms with original hardwood floors and trim work, a kitchen, and a pantry on the first floor. The second floor offers a master suite with a bath, two additional bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath, and a laundry area. The third floor boasts additional flexible space. The heating, electrical, and plumbing systems have been updated. The home sits on a double lot and has views of downtown Bath and the water from two levels! See it on the map. Listing agent: Richard Dow, Keller Williams Realty
This stately four-bedroom, two-bath Dutch Colonial is located just up the street from the YMCA, schools, the grocery store, and downtown Boothbay Harbor. Amenities include an attached garage, a private backyard, and town water and sewer. Conveniently located for residential use, this property is also well suited to businesses thanks to Boothbay Harbor’s flexible general business zoning and high visibility on Townsend Avenue. See it on the map. Listing agent: Jonathan Tindal, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate
This antique-cottage replica is tucked away on a large lot with a water view, winterized for four season vacationing or year-round living, and just a short walk along Shore Road to Bayside’s park and pier. There is a large deck draped with roses, mature landscaping with an organic garden space,10-foot-tall ceilings on the first floor, two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a generator hookup, and public water and sewer. Enjoy the quiet pace of Bayside all year long. See it on the map. Listing agent: Samuel Mitchell, Worth Real Estate, Inc.
Tucked behind a rise at the edge of an old blueberry field lies a gorgeous East Blue Hill home. This contemporary home is built in the passive-solar style, with masses of insulation (R-40 walls, R-60+ roof), radiant floor heat, and giant triple-pane windows from Germany that face due south. A 26-panel, 7,800-watt (7.8 kW) solar array is mounted on the roof. The open-concept first floor is lined with floor-to-ceiling library shelves and boasts three large windows overlooking a garden. The kitchen has an enclosed pantry. On the first floor there is also an office/bedroom, which is sound proofed for late sleepers. It adjoins the first-floor bath, which has a cedar-lined shower. The second floor has a large, airy, bright master bedroom, well suited for a king-sized bed, with a desk space, and walk-in closet. The pine-lined second-floor bath has an antique claw-foot tub. A large crawl space lined with shelves provides excellent storage and has a built-in cold cellar. A small one-room cabin on the property makes a good three-season study spot or writer’s room. Several paths meander through the woods to McHeard Stream, which hugs the property on two sides and can be heard gurgling when the windows are open. The 6.36-acre property is situated on the edge of East Blue Hill village. A sweeping field next door is under conservation, maintained by Blue Hill Heritage Trust. It is a five-minute walk to a small village playground and the town dock. Curtis Cove (a beach and swimming area) is a 10-minute walk. Blue Hill is a picturesque, year-round community on the coast of Maine close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. See it on the map. Listing agent: Jillson Knowles, The Christopher Group, LLC
The 1839 James Walker House has been hailed as one of the finest Greek Revival houses in Oxford County. This authentically restored antique gem is located in Lovell Village in the hills of Western Maine, minutes from pristine Kezar Lake, a golf course, hiking trails, and ski areas. It is 10 minutes to Fryeburg and 20 minutes to North Conway, New Hampshire. There is an updated kitchen with new appliances and a full pantry, two full baths, two lavatories, a barn, new wiring and an updated heating system. You’ll find beautiful period architectural details inside and out. See it on the map. Listing agent: Jason Saphire, The Entry Only Listing Service
Collamore House is a spectacular property on the southern end of Bremen Long Island with water on two sides. The historic, Cape-style house has charming details and western views over Muscongus Bay to Palmer and Hog Islands. Views from the eastern shore look over a cove to the southern portion of Bremen Long Island. The 2.6-acre property features a well-maintained lawn, mature spruce trees, and 810 feet of attractive rocky shorefront. Bremen Long Island was first settled in the mid-1800s by boat builders, fishermen, and dairy farmers. Close to the mainland and easy to access, the island is approximately two-and-a-half miles long and a mile wide and includes open fields, unspoiled woodlands, tidal coves, bold rocky shores, and old carriage trails. You feel as if you’ve been transported back in time when you’re here. See it on the map. Listing agent: Joseph Sortwell, LandVest, Inc.
This is a picturesque post-and-beam Cape in the Old Howard Farm subdivision. The custom-built home is carefully crafted with exposed timbers and detailed paneling and molding. There’s a spacious dining room, custom kitchen with a five-burner Bosch stove and Harmon pellet stove, den/office with vaulted ceilings, and quaint living room with a fireplace that makes you wish every day was a snow day. Set back from the road on 5.6 well-landscaped acres, the property has a barn and has been well maintained over the years. See it on the map. Listing agent: Susan Trenholm, Cates Real Estate
Sitting on a dock of the bay…Here is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a grandfathered cottage with the ocean for a front yard. The tiny home has all one needs to be comfortable and offers prime views of the harbor, islands, boating activity, and scenic hillside village of Stonington. This very popular rental cottage attracts many vacationers and features an open room with a kitchen and living and sleeping space, as well as a full bath. The cottage is located on a dock system directly on Stonington Harbor. A truly unique property! See it on the map. Listing agent: Morgan Eaton, The Island Agency
River views abound in the North End neighborhood where this home with a private, creatively landscaped yard is situated a short walk from town and all that Bath has to offer. Stylishly decorated and updated by a professional designer, the home’s flexible floor plan offers three bedrooms with ensuite, spa-like baths. New windows make the home efficient, light, and airy. Move in and start enjoying the holidays! See it on the map. Listing agent: Kim Latour, William Raveis Real Estate
East Bay, located south of Dark Harbor Village, is a beautifully designed and skillfully crafted home built in the tradition of the grand estates of coastal Maine. Privately located on 4.2 acres with 390 feet of rocky beach shorefront on East Penobscot Bay, the home’s broad views encompass all the islands of the eastern bay, North Haven, and the open ocean in the distance to the south. The original post-and-beam building was constructed in 2000 as a large barn/garage with an apartment. It was then moved to face the sea and renovated. In 2012/13, the entire structure, now approximately 10,000 square feet, was redesigned by Royal Barry Wills and renovated, incorporating the existing garage and adding a wing to the south. See it on the map. Listing agent: LandVest
This is an incredible opportunity to own the iconic keeper’s house on spectacular Robinson Point. Boasting incredible views of Penobscot Bay, the Isle au Haut Thoroughfare, and surrounding islands, this unique property includes the 4-bedroom keeper’s house, a 2-bedroom guest house, two sleeping cabins, a boathouse, and a deepwater dock. The keeper’s house maintains its original charm and offers outstanding views of the ocean and the majestic lighthouse. Currently operated as the popular Keeper’s House Inn, the property is being offered turnkey with all of its furnishings to operate as an inn or use as a summer residence. The self-sufficient property is powered by photovoltaics and a generator with fresh water supplied from the ocean via a reverse osmosis system. Isle au Haut is a rugged but beautiful island with a year-round population and daily boat service from the mainland located some five miles away. Approximately half of the island is part of Acadia National Park, and has wonderful hiking trails and incredible vistas. See it on the map. Listing agent: Jamie O’Keefe, The Knowles Company