On the Market: A Coastal Hideaway in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Most waterfront properties pale in comparison to this quirky dwelling, set on a pier.
Size: 1,777 square feet
We now present the ultimate waterfront home. This coastal Maine dwelling is located right on the ocean—quite literally. Part of the house sits suspended on a pier above the waves of Boothbay Harbor, making it an uncommon property indeed. Built in 1920, the once-commercial structure was later converted into a multi-unit building and, eventually, the single-family residence it is today. While it’s no longer a bustling private enterprise, as the home’s new owner, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the wharf’s 1,408 square feet of deck space, enjoying sea breezes and sights of passing sailboats and ferries. And if you’ve got a craft of your own, the property comes with a floating dock and two deep-water moorings. There’s also an original fire-engine-red storage building, outfitted with a roof deck that offers the perfect observation post (or, you know, yet another place to bathe in the sun).
The house’s interior takes on a nautical feel as well, with abundant shiplap paneling, painted plywood floors, and plenty of windows overlooking the water. The kitchen, appointed with tiled countertops and painted cabinets, opens up into a roomy living and eating area boasting a peaked ceiling with rustic wood beams. Deeper inside the home, which neighbors a lobster-fishing company, you’ll also find four sunny bedrooms (one bearing an en suite bathroom). All feature windows that peer out just above the water, creating the illusion that the house is floating atop the gentle waves—a dream come true for any aquaphile.
For more information, contact Tindal & Callahan Real Estate, tindalandcallahan.com.
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