BY SARAH STEBBINS
Wiscasset Road, Whitefield
This circa 1790 center-chimney Cape was entirely renovated in 2020 and features 171 feet of private frontage on the Sheepscot River. A massive brick fireplace with a beehive oven in the “keeping room” can be used as a wood-burning stove. The adjoining kitchen has beautiful, gleaming wood counters and new stainless-steel appliances. The library is a showpiece with its wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookcases adorned with intricate carvings. The parlor has hand-painted murals and a third fireplace that can accommodate a propane stove. There’s an old-fashioned screened porch and a spacious back deck from which you can hear the river rushing in springtime.
West Main Street, Stonington
Here is an opportunity to own a piece of history — one of the only original buildings in this village neighborhood. Still standing proud, this gem has been lovingly cared for over the years and offers many possible uses. It is located in a high-visibility area in Stonington Village with some water views and green space. The lower level has been used as a retail space, hosting an art gallery in two spacious, open rooms. The entire building has been more recently used as a residence with spacious living areas on the lower level (large entry parlor, living room, laundry room, full bath). The custom Greene and Greene-inspired staircase, designed by a local artisan, leads to the second level, where you will find a beautifully remodeled kitchen, dining area, large living area, two bedrooms, and a full bath. Many fine details have been put in place by the current owner, including the staircase, beautiful tin ceilings, and black-granite countertops. Outside, you will find decks on both levels and a sweet fenced-in yard.
Stone Drive, South Portland
Your dream bungalow! This home had a comprehensive rebuild driven by design and respect for Craftsman style. Every square inch thoughtfully blends function and design. The modern kitchen with a bright skylight flows into the dining space with a custom staircase. A stone fireplace anchors the living room, which opens onto the rear deck and custom patio. The two bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and sitting areas and one bath has a soaking tub and skylight. The yard features Japanese-style gardens and a shed. The home is on a quiet street in coveted SoPo – stroll to Willard Beach and local shops.
Main Road, Islesboro
This historic, furnished Cape sits on 11 bucolic acres of fields and woods. Retire here, enjoy it as a second home, offer it as a vacation rental, or live in it year round. On the first floor you’ll find a bedroom, full bath, library, living room with a fireplace, kitchen, dining room with access to a large back deck, and mudroom. The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a half-bath ensuite, and a full bath off the hallway. Explore the expansive grounds, which are suitable for gardening, farming, and housing all varieties of livestock and horses. There is plenty of room to renovate, expand, and build.
Maple Street, Northport
You can live year round in this renovated farmhouse cottage with five bedrooms and three full baths in Bayside Village. Hunker down by the living room stove and serve meals on the sun-filled porch or in the large eat-in kitchen. The second floor has three bedrooms, sleeping up to five people, and the daylit lower level has two bedrooms, accommodating four more people. There is a full bath on each level. The lower level, reached via an exterior entrance and interior stairs, has radiant floor heat and a small food prep area. The public dock and beach are a short walk away.
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
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