On the Market: A Peaceful Bayside Abode in Maine
Outdoor shower and 270-degree water views included.
476 Gouldsboro Point Road, Gouldsboro, ME
Size: 2,300 square feet
Here’s an example of a perfect renovation: In the late 1990s, the water-facing walls of this 19th-century farmhouse were outfitted with huge banks of floor-to-ceiling windows. The result? The 270 degree views mean you can gaze at Gouldsboro Bay and the distant Atlantic Ocean from almost every living space.
The facelift also upgraded the kitchen by welcoming in a granite island with a breakfast bar overhang, and shiny new appliances including a high-end Viking range. But the modernizations were applied toward preserving the home’s antique elements. Roughly hewn floors and exposed ceilings beams maintain the antique character. Given its proximity to the rocky shore and sandy beach leading up to the bay, the old-meets-new abode is a clear winner as a summer vacation home. But with four bedrooms, a whole house generator, and the top-floor room already in use as a home office, there’s no reason not to stay through all of the seasons.
Outside, while the saltwater is the obvious draw, the three-plus acres of land are dotted with their own perks. A wide, railing-free deck encases half of the house, and an outdoor shower affixed with hooks for swimsuits and towels stands on the other side. Perennial flower gardens and apple trees populate the rest of the grassy lawn, until it dips down to meet the beach.
For information, contact Jamie O’Keefe, The Knowles Company, knowlesco.com.
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