100 Sherman's Point Road Camden, ME 04843
Listed by Terry Sortwell
Prominently sited on a scenic knoll surrounded by a multitude of gardens, the centrally located Dark Harbor House is a stunning example of Colonial Revival architecture designed by Fred Savage and built in 1896. In 2011/12 the current owners commissioned a complete restoration/renovation starting with a new foundation and ending with top period furnishings and landscaping. A superb job by all involved lead to a stunning result. Located on a little over four acres with views over the Dark Harbor Pool and 196 feet of tidal shorefront on Ames Cove with a kayak launch and gravel beach.
Islesboro is located three miles off the coast in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. The island readily accessed public car ferry, a 20-minute ride that runs nine times a day in the summer (and supplemented by a privately operated passenger service after state ferry hours), or by private aircraft landing on the island’s 2400-ft. airstrip. The island’s renowned resort community developed at the turn of the twentieth century, with prominent families establishing the grand summer “cottages” that are the signature homes of the island’s shorefront today. Today Islesboro’s low-key summer community is composed of residents from around the world who appreciate the island’s beauty, privacy, and relaxed atmosphere. At about fourteen miles in length, the narrow island includes the villages of Pripet, Islesboro, and Dark Harbor. Located in some of the world’s best cruising grounds, the island offers public and private boating facilities, along with tennis courts and a private golf course. Nearby on the mainland, the midcoast towns of Camden, Rockport, Belfast and Rockland offers an outstanding array of shopping, fine dining, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.