Maine Real Estate

LISTINGS WE LOVE

BY SARAH STEBBINS

Calling all history buffs! Here’s the chance of a lifetime! This antique and unique Octagon-style house could be yours! It is steeped in history and built to last! The Jesse Tucker House has two floors of living space, a third-floor attic (and a small fourth-floor attic), three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, an attached shed, a two-car garage, and an in-ground pool. This home has been featured in many newspaper articles, architectural books, and local historical publications. A central Finnish fireplace radiates heat throughout the winter. Windows on eight sides keep the air moving and the house cool in the summer. Lovely wooded grounds surround the home, located on a four-acre lot. If you’re tired of the same old, same old and McMansions on the market, head to West Gardiner for a home like few others! See it on the mapListing agent: Cathleen Manchester, Keller Williams Realty

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This classic, red Shingle style cottage is located on 6.89 acres of southeast-facing land with over 600 feet of frontage on Penobscot Bay. The panoramic views over Rockport Harbor to Indian Island Lighthouse make this a perfect spot to build your dream home. See it on the mapListing agent: William Pickford, Camden Real Estate Company

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Blending old with the new, this thoughtfully restored barn offers historic charm and elegant living spaces. No detail has been overlooked in the two well-appointed apartments, stunning gallery space, and inviting studio/workshop area. All mechanical updates and structural improvements have been done. With abundant storage, an attached garage, and 19 beautiful acres bordered by preserved land, this property has income producing potential. It is a short distance from the beautiful twin villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle and is also offered with MLS 1407582. See it on the mapListing agent: Kathryn Folsom, Coldwell Banker SoundVest Properties

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A sunny, year-round home on an in-town lot, Apple Tree Cottage is a renovated, 1930s Cape with wood floors, a fireplace, and an updated kitchen. The floor plan flows nicely with a welcoming front door off a south-facing porch that opens to a foyer. A living room with south- and west-facing windows and a fireplace with an attractive period mantel, a dining area with a corner cabinet, an open kitchen with an island, and a mudroom off the back entrance complete the first floor. A traditional stairway leads to three bedrooms and a full bath. A third-floor attic space welcomes ideas. The large front and side lawns enjoy southern sun. An apple tree graces the yard and a detached wood-framed garage offers a great space for a car, storage, and the like. Apple Tree Cottage is close to shops, restaurants, galleries, a community center, and a marina. Acadia National Park is also nearby. See it on the mapListing agent: Mia Thompson Lili Pew, The Knowles Company

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Wake with the Atlantic at your doorstep! This charming oceanfront home is located on Fisherman’s Cove in picturesque Wells. Features include an open kitchen and dining area, an oceanfront living room, five bedrooms, two baths, and a waterfront deck to take in the breathtaking views! Built in 1912, this beachside home has stood the test of time. Original beadboard walls on the upper level bring you back in time, while the first floor features a modern kitchen, large windows, and lovely wood floors. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a beachfront bungalow, the wait is over! 314 Webhannet Drive is waiting for you! See it on the mapListing agent: Donald Wunder, RE/MAX Realty One

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Located on a quiet road, this 4.6-acre property includes a historic three-bedroom, Cape-style home, a large two-story barn, and two additional outbuildings. The house includes living and dining rooms and a spacious first-floor bedroom, all with beautiful views down the Damariscotta River. There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor. The waterfront is accessible and attractive, with 434 feet of shorefront, a dock, and a boathouse located at the water’s edge. See it on the mapListing agent: Joseph Sortwell, LandVest, Inc.

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This quintessential waterfront home comes with a year-round guest cottage perfect for family and friends or for use as a rental. The property offers sweeping and unobstructed southerly views across Rockland Harbor to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and Owls Head. Relax or entertain by the water, on the lawn and expansive decks, under the covered porch, and in the three-season room. Gather in this open-concept home centered around a hearth and kitchen. There is a generous living space and cozy study equipped with a woodstove. The home has three bedrooms and two full baths. The guest cottage has a full kitchen and bath and laundry. There is ample storage and a two-car garage with room for a workshop. The property is close to the Samoset Resort, Pen Bay Medical Center, shopping centers, and downtown Rockland. See it on the mapListing agent: Michael Lynch, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Pole Island, named after harvested poles used to make fish weirs, is a 33-acre island in the deep-blue protected waters of Quahog Bay. It is prominently located like a sentry at the entrance to the bay and just a five-minute boat ride from the common parking/docking area on the mainland. This home, known as East Ledge, represents the first opportunity in more than 30 years to own a home in this exclusive, peaceful, friendly, island neighborhood of only six homeowners. The beautiful, custom-built, Shingle-style home offers all the warmth and charm of a turn-of-the-century Maine cottage, with all the integrity and conveniences of a modern home. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own an idyllic waterfront getaway in which to enjoy all the pleasures the Maine coast has to offer. “Oh! you won’t know why and you can’t say how/Such a change upon you came/But once you have slept on an island/ You’ll never be quite the same.” – Rachel Field See it on the mapListing agent: Paul Clark, Morton Real Estate

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1853 church ready to be turned into a private home, 6,000 square feet, 2 half-baths, stained-glass windows, oak double staircase, wood choir loft, elevator. See it on the mapListing agent: Penny Lane, Sharon Drake Real Estate

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1860 lighthouse and seasonal keeper’s cottage on private Mark Island, 2,004 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, solar panels, 2 woodstoves, hardwood floors, boathouse, deepwater dock, moorings. See it on the mapListing agent: Mia Thompson Lili Pew, The Knowles Company

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Converted 1898 schoolhouse on Rutherford Island, 3,594 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, pellet stove, hardwood floors, 2-car garage. See it on the mapListing agent: Jonathan Leahy, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Located in one of Maine’s most adored working waterfront villages (Spruce Head Island), this charming, two-bedroom cottage is the perfect summer/year-round retreat! Extensive renovations in 2010 (renovated kitchen and bath, updated electric, refinished wood floors, painted interior and exterior) make this move-in ready! From your covered deck, watch the lobster boats come and go while enjoying breakfast. Then, for dinner, stroll down the road to one of midcoast Maine’s favorite lobster pounds – McLoone’s. The cottage is surrounded by beautifully designed perennial gardens, a walking path, a stone patio, and a garden shed. A full basement with a one-car garage and a large, lockable, walk-in owner’s closet provide extra storage. See it on the mapListing agent: Meriwether Gill, Coldwell Banker SoundVest Properties

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Casual elegance abounds in this year-round cottage that the owner has thoroughly updated and meticulously maintained! The exterior presents as a charming, traditional Maine cottage, while the interior boasts high-end finishes. From the stunning, custom kitchen/dining/sitting area to the living room, lined with a custom library, this home offers a comfortable lifestyle, while connecting you to the bay at your doorstep and lobster rolls/provisions at the marina, just a short walk down the path! Watch all the action from the beautiful arch-trimmed porch overlooking almost 400 feet of deep-water frontage shared with just one other owner. Entertain guests or overflow family in the separate guest quarters (square footage not included) with its own balcony and water views! There is even a shed that formerly served as a sauna that could be easily reclaimed. A stunning and rare offering. See it on the mapListing agent: Jane Millett, RE/MAX Riverside

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Enjoy 300 feet of pristine Kezar Lake frontage and absolutely stunning lake and mountain views from this private location on the upper eastern shore. This year-round, split-level home provides three bedrooms and two full baths. An unfinished daylight basement room provides a walkout to the yard and a marked pathway to the dock. An oversize deck provides a great spot for entertaining and relaxing. The living room is anchored by a massive floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. Kezar at its finest! See it on the mapListing agent: Stanley Tupaj, Kezar Realty

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Pair of 1950 cottages on a private peninsula in Davis Pond, 1,505 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 3 fireplaces, waterfront pavilion, dock, 1-car garage. 8.04 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Charlene Hamiwka, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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1967 cottage on Kezar Lake, 2,025 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, screened porch, deck, dock. 2.73 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Jeanne Bonner, Kezar Realty

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1955 ranch on Wheeler Bay, 1,364 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, deck, 2-car garage. 2.55 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Melanie Trott, Coldwell Banker SoundVest Properties

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Sitting smartly on a hill looking out to Casco Bay and the Portland skyline, this completely renovated, fully furnished, year-round cottage is as charming, and practical, as it gets! Take the tour: the one-car garage leads to the mudroom, which opens to the kitchen, with its gleaming black-and-white granite countertops and breakfast bar. For a more formal meal, the dining room is just to the left. Straight ahead is the living room with four large windows facing the water and French doors opening to a wraparound porch. From the porch, step down to the paved terrace bordered by flowers and shrubs. Back inside, take a peek at the bedroom and bath that complete the first floor. Now head upstairs to the large, open, family space complete with a deck designed to take full advantage of sunsets over the bay. To the left and right of the family area are two good-size, skylit bedrooms. At the far end is the master bedroom with steps down to a large bathroom. Put it all together for a terrific property. See it on the mapListing agent: Jill Keefe, Port Island Realty, Inc.

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Check out this stunning, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, contemporary home with expansive ocean views from every room. Wright’s influences are seen in the flowing, open floor plan, central chimney, cedar walls, use of glass, and the integration of the architecture with the site. Thoughtfully designed by architect Morton Delson, the home features a master suite at one end and two guest rooms at the other. The centrally located living/dining/ kitchen area is the heart of the house. Enjoy southern exposure and spectacular water views. See it on the mapListing agent: Beth Ingebritson, The Knowles Company

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Welcome home to the Wee Hoose. This 1820 Cape is located on historic Glidden Street and is a stone’s throw from downtown Damariscotta. Enjoy area shopping and dining at the locals’ favorite pubs and restaurants. The four-bedroom, 3½ -bath home sits on the banks on the Damariscotta River. It offers a light-filled, eat-in kitchen, wide pumpkin-pine floors, a four-season sunroom, and a studio apartment located in the basement with a separate entrance. This beautiful property is being sold fully furnished and is ready for you to call home or use as a rental property. See it on the mapListing agent: Sara Rogers, Newcastle Square Realty Associates

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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 mapListing agent: Kim Latour, William Raveis Real Estate

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This award-wining, architecturally designed, year-round home is artistically tucked in on more than six acres. A work of art, this home includes an elevator and abuts conservation land for added privacy. See it on the mapListing agent: Susan Ferrante-Collier, The Knowles Company

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Designed to make the most of its spectacular site and views, this four-bedroom, three-bath, three-season home is located on 8.7 private, well-landscaped acres close to the village center. Look out at Penobscot Bay, islands, and the Camden Hills through walls of large windows. Outside, enjoy the generous decks or meander down a short path to the perfect kayak launch. A shingled exterior and contemporary wood interior make for easy vacation living and upkeep. Take the chill off during cool weather with a massive granite fireplace and freestanding woodstove. This home is made for relaxing and living close to nature, and has been shared as a high-earning rental for several years. See it on the mapListing agent: Morgan Eaton, The Island Agency

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Take a step back in time and enjoy quintessential country living. This home has a modern kitchen with quartz countertops, tile, wide-pine floors, and exposed beams. There are extra-large rooms and two fireplaces with woodstove inserts. Enjoy 1800s character and charm on 12 acres with a pond and two-story barn. Endless possibilities await the new owners of this gem of a farmhouse. If you are an antique home lover, you will absolutely love this home. See it on the mapListing agent: Ridge York, Bean Group

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Enjoy a well-maintained Greek Revival on Areys Cove with ocean views. This very comfortable, perfectly scaled house is flooded with natural light. The living area, big open deck, and master bedroom face south and east. The red-clapboard barn has a ping-pong table and room for bikes and boats. Set back from the road with an open field and granite outcroppings, the property is very private. See it on the mapListing agent: Cindy Lang, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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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 mapListing agent: LandVest

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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 mapListing agent: Jamie O’Keefe, The Knowles Company

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This beautifully restored Cape is the gem of New Sharon. The Sumner Gove house, circa 1840, sits on 2.7 picturesque acres in a village setting. Owned and restored by a master craftsman, the home features antique charm and modern conveniences: a first-floor master suite, lovely wood floors, first-floor laundry, a den, an office, and two woodstoves. The owners have renovated and restored, insulated and upgraded — all you have to do is enjoy! The backyard and field are great for flower or vegetable gardens, pets, or livestock. The former one-room schoolhouse is currently used as a wood shop. The home is an easy commute to Augusta and Waterville and just a few minutes from Farmington. This is its first time on the market in more than 40 years. See it on the mapListing agent: John Lawrence, Bean Group

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The end of the trail leads to two cottages on a nicely landscaped bluff surrounded by 900 feet of lake frontage. This secluded two-acre parcel has southwesterly views, a large dock for swimming, and a protected harbor for boats. And then there’s the main house — an exquisite three-bedroom, two-bath remodeled home with a huge fireplace in the living room, sunporch for dining, a master bedroom and bath, and lake views from every room. Extras include an al fresco entertaining area, outdoor shower, and a guest cottage with a private dock, all within walking distance of the village amenities. See it on the mapListing agent: Margie Jamison, Morton & Furbish Agency Real Estate

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The John Watson House, also known as the Intervale Farm, is a historic property on King Street in Hiram. Built in 1785 by one of Hiram’s first settlers, it is now the oldest building in the town and a well-preserved example of late Georgian architecture. Joy still lives in this amazing country estate steeped in the wonderful history of early America. Built two years after the American Revolution ended, this extraordinary historic home has been beautifully restored. There are two symmetrical wings with 18 Palladian windows flanking the central classic structure. The home has three bedrooms, two full baths, six wood-burning fireplaces, two levels of living space, and a large great room. All of the modern conveniences blend impeccably with the old. The land consists of 27.7 acres on both sides of the road and 1,250 feet of Saco River waterfront. See it on the mapListing agent: Chad Latham, Locations Real Estate Group, LLC

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