For Sale

Single Family Residence, Cottage,Shingle Style – Brooksville, ME

$2,900,000

Description

Become a steward of the precious Maine coast. Lush, verdant fields of native ferns surround the aptly named Bracken Cottage set amongst an old growth hardwood forest, preserving its’ quiet setting on the banks of Penobscot Bay. This 32-acre private coastal setting with 1700 ft. of shorefront, provides thoughtful protection of its rural character through carefully crafted conservation easements intending to balance land conservation with the ability for owners to enjoy the property. A neighboring property with 28 acres and over 1700 ft of waterfront, offers the same protection, creating the type of privacy and scenic protection few properties can offer. Designed by Bernhard and Priestley, this attractive shingle cottage blends traditional architectural elements with the more current desires of country living; an homage to understated elegance, fondly referred to as ‘a new house with an old soul’. The property is being offered fully furnished in an elegant country style, but always with an eye to an easy, comfortable ambiance.The year-round main residence has a large open living room, with French doors to the terrace outside, Douglas Fir beamed ceiling, cushioned window seats and a wood burning fireplace. Stately beveled columns define bookshelves framing tall paned windows; several game tables and intimate reading nooks complement the attractive setting. A cozy library adds an additional quiet retreat. The cook’s kitchen has top of the line appliances, and opens to the dining area, flanked by a raised wood burning fireplace to enjoy during cooking and during meals. A two-car garage with a beautiful guest apartment provides a wonderful space for guests or family.
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