61 Harborside Road Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
Listed by Story Litchfield
Gracious architectural design, exemplary construction, quality finishes and careful maintenance resonates throughout the residence, known as Fairview. Designed by Christopher Glass in the classic shingle style tradition and built by Nelson Goodwin, Fairview was created on paper and in form by some of the finest craftsmen in the area. The residence includes many appealing amenities and thoughtful additions. Located on 11.32± acres with 674± feet shorefront on the tranquil and picturesque Sargeant Cove, Fairview includes two parcels, which would allow for an additional independent residential structure, a potentially significant asset if an owner preferred an additional guest or caretaker house. A natural but manicured forest lines the long private driveway and leads to a lovely rough-hewn granite walkway and welcoming front door.
Notable details throughout the grounds and in the stunning 8,000 square foot main residence are numerous. In the entry foyer a graceful, elliptical stairway cascades into the room, overseen by a delicate oval window. An unusual, rough-hewn granite fireplace adds focus to the wonderful living room, open through to the second floor with an oval railing and captivating prism window in the ceiling, allowing light to cascade into the room. With an open floor plan, the dining area adjoins the living room, and leads to the well-equipped gourmet chef’s kitchen with lots of room for caterers or visiting friends and family. An incredible library provides a rich, quiet environment and a more intimate sitting area which is fully paneled and shelved in book matched cherry with a coffered ceiling also of cherry. A first floor en suite bedroom allows privacy and solitude from the rest of the house.
The second floor landing wraps around the open atrium of the living room, and provides an area used as a library or cozy sitting area. The large master bedroom suite is located off the second floor landing, and includes a fireplace in the bedroom, a sizable cherry paneled dressing area with a variety of shelves, cabinets and hanging areas. One en suite bath is large with a steam shower and tiled in marble, the other has a Jacuzzi tub and is tiled with limestone. Off of the open second floor landing is an additional en suite bedroom.
Desirable amenities include: