Eastern Watch, located just outside of downtown Bar Harbor, evokes a sense of the by-gone Rusticator Era of the town's Gilded Age near the old estates of the Vanderbilts, Kennedys and Acadia's founder George Dorr. The classic New England cottage perched high above Frenchman Bay on Sols Cliff has views from the Porcupine islands to the Egg Rock lighthouse and beyond. Enjoy watching cruise ships and whale watch boats passing just below the oversized 130-foot granite and bluestone terrace with outdoor kitchen and granite fireplace. The 4 bedroom main house is a John Libby timber frame with a three story cathedral living area that boasts a granite fireplace and stonework. Built in 1995, the home was remodeled in 2006. Beautiful master suite with views of the bay and islands; master bath with walk-in shower area with soaking tub and just around the corner is your own gym area. The second floor of the carriage house is a two bedroom apartment with a kid's bunk room and play loft above. If you have any concerns with global warming, this beautiful estate sits high on a bluff that is over 100' above the ocean so you'll always have the same shoreline and view without ever having to worry about any potential rise in sea level
Once every few decades a truly unique Northeast Harbor waterfront property comes on the market; Cow Cove now presents just such a rare opportunity. Encompassing over 6 acres of fields, woods, lawn and extensive shore-front stretching along the east side of the harbor, this delightful summer compound is graced by a vintage Peabody & Stearns 19-room main house, well-known to mariners for its iconic twin white chimneys. The exceptional property enjoys an unparalleled location in the harbor and includes a secluded guest cottage nestled in trees on a peninsula overlooking the inner harbor, a cozy carriage house with attached storage barn, and a private pier with multiple floats. Come by sea into Northeast Harbor and step ashore on your own dock, or wind down the gravel drive from Peabody Drive through woods and fields to an enchanting world of your own. Stroll along meandering paths, across the natural fields and through lovely stands of mature trees. Take a gentle row or paddle across the harbor to the bustling village of Northeast Harbor. Watch osprey and eagles soar, herons fishing the shores, or harbor seals surfacing in quiet waters mere yards away. Cow Cove is a setting at once part of the vibrant harbor yet discretely situated to afford privacy. Enjoyed by one family for over 70 years, this enchanting property now offers you everything you could desire in a unique waterside summer retreat. Please note: In addition to the details noted above, there are 2BR/1BA in the ''Little House'' and 2BR/1BA in the ''Carriage House'', both with galley kitchens. A portion of this property is broker owned.
Sheephead Island offers the rare opportunity to own a beautiful Maine island in its entirety, encompassing 65+/- pristine acres with two fine residences. Located just off Sylvester Cove and the village of Sunset in Deer Isle, Sheephead Island is connected to the mainland at low tide, providing a setting with the privacy of a true island and the ease and accessibility of a mainland property. The island's shorefront is spectacular with miles of interesting ledge, tidal pools, and broad beaches. Trails run through fields and forest, and there is a wonderful swimming pond along with a boathouse, artist's studio, and deep-water dock with floats. The main home is a five-bedroom colonial and there is also a contemporary four-bedroom residence.
The ultimate Maine retreat with every amenity awaiting your arrival. Privacy abounds with the bold crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and 5.5 beautifully manicured acres hosting this estate quality home. Enjoy hours of tennis on your own court before heading to the swimming pool or private beach to cool down. Your home gym is situated adjacent to the changing room with personal sauna and steam rooms. You will sleep well knowing that your wine collection is stored in a temperature and humidity controlled 4000 bottle secured wine vault. The stone gazebo with fireplace stands as the centerpiece for oceanfront entertainment along your own 650 feet of shore frontage. A 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached guest cottage completes picture of unparalleled amenities. The primary residence is a magnificent home which has been impeccably maintained. With 4 bedrooms and two private offices, this Robert Knight designed home has been called 'the best house in Maine' in the Wall Street Journal. Gracious sized rooms, jaw dropping kitchen, incomparable library and finest master bedroom suite in Maine are just a few of the additional highlights of your future home.
Crow's Nest is an exceptionally rare waterfront offering, never having been to market. It is one of a few residential homes in Maine designed by Philadelphia architect Edmund Gilchrist. The strategically located 2.2 acre property offers absolute privacy. This 1938 shingle-style 6-bedroom/5-bath cottage was masterfully designed, built, and positioned at the water's edge to allow the formal floor plan to interact with the natural world surrounding it. A remarkable Music Room on the west side of the home completes this large residence where musical performances have taken place over the last 80 years. With over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space placed just a few feet from the shore, Crow's Nest stands alone in its proximity to the water. This historic cottage offers unobstructed water views of the Eastern Way, Bear Island, and the Western Way. 365' of private shorefront are a mix of accessible cobblestone beach and bold rock outcroppings. A detached 2-car garage, mooring, and deeded, shared dock are also included.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Words can not describe the beauty of this magnificent piece of oceanfront real estate which is why I have had to produce this video and photographs of 255 Ocean Avenue...This property is just one lot away from Walker Point. As you stand on the bluff, taking in the view of the waves breaking and ships passing you realize that there are very few places as spectacular as 255 Ocean Avenue. You can build your dream home here with several different possibilities including having your own family compound or retreat. I would encourage you to call today to arrange your own private tour. It is not often a property like this comes available.
Nimaha is a fully restored historic residence located in the sought-after Beauchamp Point neighborhood. Privately sited on 1.91+/- waterfront acres with panoramic views of the Penobscot Bay and its islands, the 5,170+/- square-foot Shingle-style main residence, originally built in 1903, is a striking example of Maine's rich architectural heritage. Comprehensively updated and restored by the renowned firm of Cold Mountain Builders in 2015/16, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence retains its historic character while incorporating modern amenities. The grounds, which include 354+/- feet of shoreline with a lovely pebble beach, a 1900+/- square foot period carriage house with apartment and four-car garage, and deep-water dock, complete the estate.
Prominently sited on 21+/- acres with 1,110+/- feet of varied shorefront on Gilkey Harbor and stunning views to the west, the Sears Cottage is one of the grand historic Islesboro estates constructed at the turn of the 20th century. The nine-bedroom, nine-bath home also includes staff quarters, a guest cottage with four-car garage, billiard house, carriage house / stable, reading room, and substantial deep-water dock with floats. The residence, characteristic of the Renaissance Revival Style, has been thoughtfully restored and retains many original details such as eleven wood-burning fireplaces and fine woodwork throughout. The grounds are those of a classic Maine summer estate: artfully landscaped with lawns, flowering shrubs, specimen trees, and both formal and informal gardens interspersed with natural Maine woods.
With a classic setting and beautiful, historic buildings, this property encompasses 264+/- acres of woods and fields. It offers spectacular views of the little Thorofare, the 'Sparkplug' lighthouse, Stimpson Island, Widow Island, and across Isle au Haut Bay to Isle au Haut. The house is a seasonal mid-nineteenth century extended Cape farmhouse with many original features intact and it is perfectly sited on the property overlooking meadows that roll to the shore. It includes three bedrooms, a bunk room, and two historic barns complement the residence. There is approximately 3,500+/- feet of accessible water frontage, including a wonderful, grassy point of land, rocky shore, a large pebble beach and a small island.
Located on the shores of the Great Harbor in Northeast Harbor, Gull's Rock offers a coveted, yet quiet and private, location in the village. The classic 9-bedroom residence has been beautifully maintained, and more recently has been carefully restored and updated to accommodate the busy lives of modern families. All first-floor rooms enjoy large, detailed fireplaces and several provide access to the open or covered porches. A large kitchen offers many gourmet chef's features, such as a work island, professional appliances and a large butler's pantry. The property includes a separate, three-plus car garage, a guest cabin with two bedrooms and full bath, and a colorful formal, English-style perennial garden through which one can meander on the way to the ocean shoreline.