East Bay, located south of Dark Harbor Village, is a beautifully designed and skillfully crafted home built in the tradition of the grand estates of coastal Maine. Privately located on 4.2± acres with 390 ± feet of rocky beach shore front on East Penobscot Bay, the broad views encompass all the islands of the eastern bay, North Haven and the open ocean in the distance to the south.
The original post and beam building was constructed in 2000 as a large barn/garage with an apartment. It was then moved to face the sea and renovated into a handsome and comfortable residence of some 8,000± square feet of finished space. In 2012/13 the entire structure, now approximately 10,000 square feet, was redesigned (by Royal Barry Wills) and renovated, incorporating the existing garage and adding a wing to the south.
The fully year-round home combines a private master bedroom suite on the first floor with an open gourmet kitchen with seating for twelve, a grand living room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace, and formal dining room; all with lovely views over the bay. The second floor features a large great room with bar/kitchen, stone fireplace and chimney, four bedrooms with en-suite baths, and a separate children’s wing with bunkroom and playroom.
Additionally, there are two home offices, two laundries, three half baths, a fully equipped gym, and a wine cellar – all fully insulated and heated with first floor radiant heat, wi-fi and music system. There is also a heated swimming pool, a generator and the grounds are irrigated from the freshwater pond.
The design, fit and finish successfully create the feeling of an historic Islesboro summer cottage. The room layout is open and inviting with generous living spaces, high ceilings, fireplaces, exposed beams and it is very light and bright throughout. The landscaping is extensive, combining formal gardens with fields of wildflowers and firmly anchoring the residence in its setting.
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