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32 Dayton Point Lane, Trenton



With 200′ of shorefront and a spectacular view of Western Bay, multiple islands & the mountains of Acadia, this classically shingled home offers a unique combination of nature, beauty & spacious, modern design. An inspiration for the owner’s popular exploratorium-shop, ‘The Naturalist’s Notebook,’ the nearly 4,000 sq. ft. home is surrounded by thoughtful landscaping, mature trees & a sense of serenity. Inside it offers water views from nearly every room and endless opportunities for work, creativity & relaxation. Its 3 bedrooms include a 1st floor master suite and a 2nd floor suite with access to 1 of 2 water facing decks. The open kitchen & dining area look out at Alley Island & Cadillac Mtn. and feature a pantry with 2nd fridge & added cabinetry. Utilized for a decade as a work-at-home space by a top editor for Sports Illustrated, you’ll find a scenically situated & fully wired office, a charming writer’s turret and a stunning 19′ x 30′ art studio with 9.5′ ceilings, 2 walls of water-facing windows & a large art storage room. The recently expanded & remodeled upstairs–an ideal private wing for guests–has a 2nd living room as well as 2 bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms. A sunny, cheerful Southern exposure, radiant floor heat & a living room fireplace all add a cozy feel to the house in winter–when the heated garage keeps cars toasty. An instant-on 20kW generator keeps the power humming through any storm and a security system provides peace of mind when away. Along the shore, lovely, sloping Ellsworth schist rockface provides a seat for contemplative ocean gazing or a launch spot for sublime kayaking. Tidal sways afford the chance to explore far out on the point for shells, sea stars & other marine life. 20 minutes from downtown Ellsworth & Bar Harbor and many parts of Acadia National Park. 5 minutes from daily flights to Boston. With its artful design, caring upkeep and appealing blend of location, views & privacy, this offering presents a rare purchase opportunity.

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