Peace and Tranquility in the Woods by a Pristine Ocean Bay
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
The house was begun in September, 2005 and finished 2 years later. Since it was designed to be shared by two sisters, the downstairs has two master bedroom–bath-walk-in closet combinations, each 16' X 24', the bedroom being 16' X 16'. Their tray ceilings give an even more open sense to the rooms. Each room has its own entrance with a slider out onto the deck which continues around to the other bedroom, across the front, water side of the house.
The remaining central part of the downstairs is a 32' X 32' loosely defined space. There is the kitchen (15' X 14') open to the water side and a large closet in the center. The other 3/4 of the room is open for living and dining. The entire front has windows from floor almost to the roof. On one side there is a stone fireplace which is gas-fired.
In the center of the room a wooden spiral staircase leads to an upstairs loft--- reading nook, large bedroom and bath. These rooms take up a bit more than half the depth of the house (17') and all the width of the central room (32'). There is a railing along the long open hallway the width of the room below, from which you have a wonderful interior view of the beams of the house and open room below and through the tall windows a view of trees, rocks and ocean bay.
The 26’ X 28’ two-car garage has storage space. From the garage, there is a door to the spacious entry way. Here there is a half-bath. The central space of the house (32’ X 32’) has a full basement and the two bedrooms have a 6’ high space under them, with easy access. Another door from the driveway leads into this foyer and from there you enter into the area between the kitchen to your left and the remaining open living/dining space, on your right and beyond the kitchen in front of you.
The land is on Taunton Bay, one of the quietest and most pristine bays in the part of Maine that is still easily accessible. Ellsworth, a lovely down-to-earth year round town is 7 miles away. And beyond that lie Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington and Castine. Schoodic and Bar Harbor are also less than an hour away, as is Bangor, where there is the airport for Central Maine and rental cars available
We have 4 and 1/2 acres on a point of land that forms a small cove, of which 2/3 of the shoreline is ours. The house faces directly east and the point and cove lie to the south. The rocky, granite shore is wonderful, with a marshy area directly in front of the house and a higher, rocky shore line for the most part of the remaining coastline.
On the north side of the marshy area there is a large cleared, but by no means stripped, area which has been the scene of a family wedding. It is sunny near the shore and shady as you move inland to the house which is in full sun. Across the bay you can see a line of mountains. It is extremely quiet and peaceful.
Keywords: large yellow clapboard house
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
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Jul-Aug ...... $1800/week May 15-Jul 1 and Sept-Oct .. $1400/week
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: The house is owned by two sisters who, having spent most of their adult life in Maine, now live away during most of the year, one in Alabama with her husband and the other in Florence, Italy. The house and setting are just too special not to be enjoyed, and so we want to offer it to others.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
There is no lovelier part of the world than the coast of Maine, especially if you want a natural setting as a respite from the stress of a busy life style.
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On the shore in front of the house, looking south
Interior main floor towards back of the house
Dining table, looking out to the deck and the bay beyond
House from the cleared area at the shore
Kitchen, looking out toward the tiled chimney
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