By Linde Hyder
Bar Harbor is a magical place where ocean cliffs and rocky beaches, glacier-formed lakes and valleys, mountain vistas and lush green forests capture the imagination. Located on Mount Desert Island—50 miles from Bangor International Airport—this celebrated vacation destination presents a picturesque setting filled with a rich history, diverse culture and small-town charm. Acadia National Park, recognized as one of the most visited national parks in the U.S., is nearby and offers miles of paved paths punctuated with stone-faced bridges as well as Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
A summer mecca for visitors from around the world, Bar Harbor harkens back to the Golden Age when distinguished American families like the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Kennedys established grand summer “cottages” throughout the area. Inspired by these iconic cottages that grace Maine’s coastline, “Eastern Watch” welcomes you to experience a vacation wonderland that many can only dream about. Perfectly positioned high on a cliff overlooking Frenchman Bay, this striking estate commands 3.68 acres with views so magnificent, they will take your breath away.
Built in 1995 and remastered in 2006, the four-bedroom main house capitalizes on the spectacular natural beauty of its surroundings with soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows. Friendly gatherings will surely focus in the three-story grand room, where a wood-beamed ceiling and granite fireplace present an inviting ambiance. Casual elegance best describes the dining room, with its unique octagonal ceiling and panoramic vistas. The view-inspired kitchen is outfitted with ample storage and workspace and a sun-dappled breakfast nook.
Entertaining flows effortlessly outside to an expansive 130-foot granite and bluestone terrace overlooking the waterfront splendor. Passing cruise ships and whale-watching boats provide a unique backdrop for outdoor parties, further enhanced by an outdoor kitchen, granite fireplace and numerous conversation areas.
The upstairs master suite presents a peaceful retreat for owners with fabulous views in the cozy lounging area and in the luxurious bathroom, outfitted with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Additional guest accommodations are found in the separate carriage house comprising a two-bedroom apartment with a children’s bunk room and play loft.
Acadia Realty Group
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