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Historic center chimney Federal farmhouse owned by a famous American painter, Frank W. Benson, ('The Captain's House' guest cottage for four people is available for rent separately for $2500 a week), an incredibly well constructed post & beam barn set up and used as an art studio and a gorgeous clay tennis court. This secluded, charming waterfront property takes your breath away. From your rooms, watch sailboats and lobster boats cross Penobscot Bay. 5-BR farmhouse sleeps ten and 2-BR Captain's House sleeps 4. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, a deep water granite pier/ramp & float system with 530' waterfront and a boathouse on the thoroughfare, play on a gorgeous clay tennis court with views of the water on both sides, ride bicycles, collect mussels, crabs, wildflowers or wild raspberries, stroll or walk in peaceful serenity with nature, paint, draw or take photos.
Keywords: 1795 farmhouse with guest cottage, ocean pier/ramp & float system, boathouse, beautiful tennis court with water views on both sides, post & beam barn used by Frank Benson, famous American painter.
(3) DirecTV in farmhouse, cottage, barn
Brand new 40' flatscreen with Samsung Home Theater System (DVD/CD/am-fm 5.1 surround sound) in farmhouse; 32' flatscreen in Barn, tv in Captain's House...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
there is a gorgeous view of the beaches with sunrise and sunset views from the house...moreless
there are two beaches within 100 yards of the house; both are private and are wonderful walks; one looks to the sunset and one to the sunrise...moreless
there is a charming downtown village 5 miles from the house with a wonderful restaurant and boatyard and lobster pound...moreless
there is a long pier just 100 yards from the front door and two moorings for boats...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Verizon internet card covers up to 5 computers...moreless
Free Long Distance:
free daily calling within the U.S. and Canada only...moreless
Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
phone in both farmhouse and Captain's House (cottage); call waiting, caller ID...moreless
Seasonal rent: $4000 to $5500/week
($5500 for July&Aug; $5000 for June&Sep; $4000-4500 for May&Oct; $5000 weddings)
Owner reserves usage rights to Barn and Tennis Court during rented periods.
Pet Addendum required plus possible add'l fee for pets.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Gorgeous private clay tennis court on property surrounded by water on both sides. Paint/draw/take photos (Bartlett's Harbor was an artists' colony); the barn was used by Frank Benson, famous American painter. Community center with movies, plays & lectures, gift stores, library.
Year Purchased: 2011
About: My family has summered on North Haven since 1914. My grandfather was a sculpter and knew Frank Benson, the owner of Wooster Farm from 1905 to 1951. I grew up playing tennis on the clay court.
Why North Haven: As a tribute to Frank Benson and to my father and grandfather, I bought Wooster Farm in 2011 and have renovated it and preserved it in its original condition and have opened it up to thousands of art lovers who have enjoyed seeing where Mr. Benson painted and etched.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: Wooster Farm is an enchanted place where people make happy memories; there have been a lot of weddings and dances in the Barn and families have had fun playing on the tennis court and baseball in the front lawn and walking the pristine beaches nearby.