Fully restored and updated, Grindstone Neck Cottage is in excellent condition and offers many desirable amenities. Built in 1892, this classic residence sports many traditional shingle cottage details, such as eyebrow rooflines, a porte-cochère with granite columns, coffered ceilings and granite fireplaces flanked with carved Corinthian columns. An oversized Dutch door with decorative carved wood detailing welcomes visitors into the foyer and parlor beyond, a room enhanced by an elegant chandelier and picture window framing the incredible view of the mountains and ocean beyond. The warm and spacious living room with granite fireplace and mantle leads to an intimate den or family room that also includes an unusual curved granite fireplace with intricate carved wood mantle. An elegant paneled dining room with striking antler chandelier and fireplace with detailed mantle is to the right of the foyer. The generously proportioned butler’s pantry as well as a spacious and light-filled eat-in kitchen are also located in this wing of the residence. The gourmet kitchen features a breakfast nook and an oversized center work island with bar seating along one side of the island, and beautiful views to the water. Detailing in the kitchen includes hand painted French tiles, wainscoting and large windows with the ocean and mountain views. A sunroom and full-length porch provide many sitting areas to enjoy the constantly changing views of the mountains, and islands of Frenchman Bay. A large laundry/mud room as well as powder room are located off the kitchen. The second floor offers seven spacious and airy bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and many with wonderful views. At the end of the South wing, the master bedroom suite has a beautiful granite fireplace, similar to the fireplaces in the living room and study, a curved wall with windows overlooking the ocean, and privacy from other bedrooms. Many of the bathrooms retain the charming claw-foot tubs and antique marble sinks that have been carefully restored or updated; some include oversized marble tiled showers. The third floor of the residence contains two large game rooms finished with natural wood bead board walls and ceiling. A cozy bead board paneled bedroom and full bath as well as storage areas are also located on the third floor. Included in the property is a heated three-car garage providing additional storage space.
The grounds contain open lawn, perennial gardens and natural areas that slope gently to the granite shoreline on Frenchman Bay, with beautifully wooded areas surrounding the property and providing privacy. Located on 4.6± acres with 231± feet of deep waterfront, Grindstone Neck Cottage is certainly one of the finest properties on the Neck.
Located in Winter Harbor on the Gouldsboro Peninsula, Grindstone Neck is surrounded by the magnificent and ever-changing vistas of Schoodic Point, the open Atlantic, Frenchman Bay, the sheer cliffs of Ironbound Island and Acadia National Park’s Cadillac Mountain. Little has changed on Grindstone Neck in the last hundred years since it was created as a woodland respite from the East Coast cities. The Grindstone Neck community is defined not only by the dramatic geography of a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic but also generations of families that have come here year after year, riding bicycles to tennis, golf or the yacht club. Grindstone Neck is definitely ‘off the beaten path’, a quiet but charming community. The Bar Harbor Airport is 45 minutes away, and Bangor International Airport is an hour away, with both offering regularly scheduled service.
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