Maine Real Estate

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BY SARAH STEBBINS

Known as the Goold Family House, the former home of noted Maine historian and author William Goold is a gracious Greek Revival offering spacious country living and notable period details, including a string staircase with simple round balusters, Colonial Revival embellishments, and two landings, Colonial Revival fireplaces flanked by paneled doors, and wide pumpkin-pine floors. Later additions include paneled wainscoting and and oak floors. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home sits on more than 20 acres abutting Black Brook Preserve and offers many possibilities, from beekeeping to organic farming. There are also beautiful, mature perennial gardens with lilacs, peonies, daylilies, and daffodils. See it on the mapListing agent: Michele Perejda, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Built using energy-efficient, Durisol insulated-concrete form construction, with stucco exterior and plaster interior walls, this is a virtually indestructible, low-maintenance home. Custom-built and southern European in style, this eco-home is truly exceptional. Located in a peaceful setting less than three miles from downtown Blue Hill, the property includes a large workshop (currently home to Kingdom Bikes), two garages, a woodshed, a garden shed/greenhouse and established gardens. Passive-solar orientation and a large thermal mass, combined with an active solar domestic hot water and photovoltaic system, woodstove, Finnish-style wood-burning masonry heater, and energy recovery ventilator, make energy costs extremely low. A direct-vent propane boiler and radiant floor heating can be used as needed as a supplement. There is a standing-seam metal roof on the workshop and house. The property is across the street from the 800-acre Kingdom Woods Conservation area maintained by Blue Hill Heritage Trust. See it on the mapListing agent: Jill Knowles, The Christopher Group, LLC

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Located on Torrington Point overlooking Whitehead Passage, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is in outstanding condition. Enjoy the views from the master bedroom suite with its second-floor deck. Situated on a lightly traveled road, the home is 100 yards from Picnic Point and a sandy beach. This is a perfect getaway suitable for year-round living. See it on the mapListing agent: James Mcfarlane, Portside Real Estate Group

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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 mapListing agent: Morgan Eaton, The Island Agency

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These two beautifully done coastal Maine cottages are on one lot overlooking the Benjamin River and Eggemoggin Reach, just a stone’s throw from the town dock! The main year-round house is graciously appointed with three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a bright studio, magnificent kitchen, and more. Next door is the three-season, two-bedroom, one-bath Cobbler’s Cottage, perfect for overflow guests or a summer rental. There is a great yard space with flower beds and you can create walking paths in the back acreage. Sail or kayak the day away! Don’t wait; enjoy your summer now. See it on the mapListing agent: Casey Hardwick, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group

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TThis is an absolutely magical cottage on Great Diamond Island that has been meticulously redone, while maintaining the original charm of architect Antoine Dorticos (an associate of John Calvin Stevens). You’ll find four large bedrooms, two remodeled baths, a gorgeous dining room, and a kitchen with a butler’s pantry. The living room and sprawling deck overlook breathtaking, westerly views for your sunset-viewing pleasure. The original windows have been restored and there’s a new roof, cedar siding, wiring, and plumbing. There’s nothing left to do but enjoy. There is also a clear, oceanfront lot in the front available for sale by the sellers. This is a one-of-a- kind offering; make this your legacy. See it on the mapListing agent: Christine Pemberton, Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate

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Known as The Birches, this historic and lovingly restored, spacious, antique home features five fireplaces, high ceilings, period details, and modern amenities. The cooks’ kitchen offers open space, a restored butler’s pantry, and commercial-size American Range. Each room has special features that convey comfort and country elegance. The study has pumpkin-pine floors and a river stone hearth with built-ins. The sunroom overlooking gorgeous perennial gardens has a gas stove for year-round enjoyment. The formal dining room features a fireplace with its original entablature and mantle, oak floors, and a sunny bay window overlooking lush gardens. The master suite has two full bathrooms, a dressing room, walk-in closet, and many built-ins. Luxury and serene country living coalesce in this beautiful home that offers many unique and cohesive living spaces. This tranquil historic enclave is also close to amenities, schools, and local ski resorts. See it on the mapListing agent: Michele Perejda, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Own a piece of history. Once part of a group of rental cottages on Norway Lake known as The Shepard Camps, this home remains a true Maine cottage with plenty of trees for shade. A well-maintained camp road leads to the home, which has a wood-burning fireplace, sleeping loft with a wall for privacy, an updated kitchen, and a bath with an old-fashioned tub. Best of all is the large screened porch facing the water. A dock is included. The lake has some big rocks, but a nice sandy bottom and there is sun all day. Thirty percent expansion is still available and there is room for a shed or small garage on the lot. The well is shared with four cottages and is located on this lot. Here is your chance to own a lakefront home! See it on the mapListing agent: Helen Robillard, Keller Williams Realty

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This is a lovingly restored and updated circa 1900s schoolhouse and charming writer’s cottage on 10-plus wooded acres. The old District 8 schoolhouse has been converted into a single-family residence, yet still maintains its old-timey character. Modern amenities complement large windows and high tin ceilings. A new kitchen and new bathrooms and electrical and plumbing systems were incorporated in 2006, a new roof in 2014, and a new furnace and heat pump in 2015. Non-toxic paint and finishes were used throughout. There is a first-floor bedroom and laundry area. The writer’s cottage has solar power and propane heat. The property is well maintained and includes a variety of nature trails and gardens. See it on the mapListing agent: Jill Knowles, The Christopher Group, LLC

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Circa 1960 camp on Potts Point in Casco Bay, 1,995 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, woodstove, brick fireplace, hardwood floors, three-season porch, deck, beach, 2-car garage. .61 acre See it on the mapListing agent: Madeleine Hill, Roxanne York Real Estate

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1930 seasonal camp on a peninsula in the Damariscotta River, 800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, propane stove, hardwood floors, deck, dock. .2 acre See it on the mapListing agent: David Hagan, Newcastle Square Realty Associates

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SANDY COVE ROAD, BELGRADE

31 Sandy Cove Road, Belgrade
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1968 seasonal camp on Long Pond, 950 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fieldstone fireplace, hardwood floors, screened porch, deck, dock,
beach, 2-car garage. .45 acre See it on the mapListing agent: Elizabeth Fontaine, Lakehome Group

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This home was built in the 1930s and rejuvenated over the last several years. There are spectacular views from the great room, which includes a gourmet kitchen with a huge island with plenty of room for preparing meals and dining and a living room area with a woodstove. More than 400 feet of waterfront with huge ledge outcroppings and a beach area with no other homes in site make this a magical, private place. On sunny days, you can see Petit Manan Island and in the evenings you can see the Petit Manan Light Station. The property offers three bedrooms, two baths, a game room, a utility room, a garage, and a garden shed. One family has owned the property for a couple of generations and has loved it dearly. See it on the mapListing agent: Lorraine Duffy, Compass Point Real Estate

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One of the island’s most unique and charming cottages, this mansard was built circa 1890 and has been lovingly cared for and upgraded. Recent improvements include replacement windows and a Sunsetter retractable awning on the deck. The laundry is located in an adjacent single-car garage/shed. A perfect three-bedroom getaway located in the “ Center,” the home is a short distance from the library, market, and shore, yet nicely sited off the beaten path on a half-acre lot. Chebeague Island’s amenities include golf, tennis, and a recreational pool. See it on the mapListing agent: Jane Leonard, RE/MAX Shoreline

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Enjoy the many luxuries of year-round waterfront living with this four-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath property on Lake St. George. Rich with charm, this classic cottage-style home boasts many updates, including new windows and blinds, newer shingles, an updated kitchen and bath, and refinished hardwood floors. The first floor, abundant with character, welcomes lots of natural light and unobstructed south-westerly views of the lake and features a spacious living room with a woodstove, bedroom, laundry, and half bath. The second floor includes three bedrooms and a full bath. Lake St. George is known for its pristine quality and abundance of fish and other wildlife. Some furnishings are negotiable, and the dock is included with the sale. This fantastic location is just 15 to 20 minutes from Belfast and the ocean. Make your dream of owning waterfront property a reality! See it on the mapListing agent: Lori Dube, Sprague and Curtis Real Estate

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This meticulously maintained cottage has been in the same family for more than 80 years. This is the first time it is being offered for sale. The charming property has panoramic views of Hussy Sound, Long Island, Cow Island, and more, from an extensive deck and from most rooms. You will be impressed by the remarkable privacy on 1.3 acres of land. The interior has island charm with natural wood, a fireplace in the living room, and a wood cook stove in the kitchen, which has been updated. A recently added heat pump makes the home comfortable during three seasons. The sunroom can also be used as a first-floor bedroom. The second floor offers four bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. Year-round conversion may be a possibility. The owners have a great rental history, which can be shared upon inquiry. See it on the mapListing agent: John Hatcher, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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