BY SARAH STEBBINS
Washington Street, Bath
You will never be the same after touring this mid-19th-century Carpenter Gothic on Bath’s cherished Merchant’s Row — a run of historic homes built by captains, shipping magnates, ice and spice traders, lumber companies, and more. The Captain John Green Richardson House, likely designed by Gervase Wheeler, has doors crafted from solid walnut, hand-laid mahogany details, marble work, recessed panels, and a parlor complimented by striking bay windows. The kitchen features cherry, stainless steel, granite, and a Stickney-era cabinet of quarter-sawn white oak. The exterior boasts lacy bargeboard, steep cross gables, grouped chimneys, and board-and-batten siding. The spacious backyard has a three-bay post-and-beam carriage house. This is one of the rarest of opportunities to own an authentic Gothic home in Maine.
Forest Road, Cape Elizabeth
This enchanting 1915 cottage is tucked away on a wooded, well-landscaped lot in Mountain View Park. The sought-after location is just a stroll away from Cliff House Beach and Fort Williams Park, and close to nearby shops. The charming interior includes a galley-style kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, and a large family room. A sunroom/office is adjacent to the owners’ bedroom. The backyard offers a stone patio and garden, and there’s a detached two-car garage.
West Broadway, Bangor
Meet the circa 1868 Sprague Adams Mansion. With 5,600 square feet and three levels, it’s both fully modernized and filled with carefully preserved period features: high ceilings, built-ins bookcases, crystal chandeliers, interior shutters on floor-to-ceiling windows, original trim, inlaid-hardwood flooring, and marble fireplaces. The custom eat-in kitchen features soapstone and quartzite countertops, an AGA stove, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. You’ll find a beautiful foyer, a living room, an office, a media room, up to seven bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths. A two-car carriage house/barn has loads more space. The home sits on .99 acre with extensive gardens.
Federal Street, Brunswick
This is a remarkable brick home and carriage house with tasteful updates and many original features on popular Federal Street. The home is full of light, with a heated sunroom overlooking the fenced, well-landscaped, private yard. The carriage house is 784 square feet and a jewel offering a kitchen, bedroom, and living/dining room with hardwood floors. The lower level has a two-car garage with a heated floor and laundry area.
Second Street, Hallowell
This in-town, circa-1830 brick home features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and more than 3,700 square feet of incredible living space. There’s a new kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, and a double-sided soapstone fireplace with an oven, as well as a formal dining room with mahogany wainscoting, a double living room, a family room, a den, and two offices. The home also has wood floors, eight fireplaces, a new boiler, and a two-car attached garage.
High Street, Brownville
The Brown House is just a short drive from Gulf Hagas, Katahdin Iron Works, and Schoodic Lake. This two-and-a-half story, wood-frame home was built in 1815 by Francis Brown (for whom Brownville is named), and immaculately remodeled with respect for its history. You’ll find working fireplaces, wood-peg construction, locally sourced slate countertops, and stunning slate-shingle roofs. A two-story workshop leads to an attached three-story barn — both in excellent condition with new foundations installed in 2002. Another unique feature is found in the wall above the fireplace between the kitchen and dining room. A cabinet once slid out to reveal a hiding place that was purportedly used during the days of the Underground Railroad.
Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner
This character-filled Italianate is within walking distance of Gardiner’s waterfront district. There are many original details to delight your eyes, including a gracefully curved stairway, finely carved mantels, plaster medallions, and oversize windows. The flexible layout works well for today’s lifestyle, with options for a first- floor bedroom with an en suite bath and multiple rooms that can serve as home offices or bedrooms. The renovated kitchen is bright and spacious with a walk-in pantry and clever “butler’s hallway” with a coffee bar. The large attached barn currently serves as a two-car garage with considerable storage space and options to expand. The backyard overlooks fields and is framed by multiple perennials.
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
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