Listing of the week – A Very Enlightening House (Own your own lighthouse)

The lighthouse was a specific part of this Maine home’s design.

 

By Erika Riggs, Zillow

85 Buck and Doe, Deer Isle, Maine
For sale: $2,873,000

Long before GPS and smartphones, sailors depended on the blinking light of a far-off lighthouse to guide them. Although ships no longer rely on lighthouses, there’s still something alluring about a lighthouse, sitting alone as a beacon on the shore.

The romanticism and appeal of a bygone era is captured in this Maine home for sale, which is located on Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Although the statwe has more than 60 lighthouses, this home was not converted from a previous working lighthouse. Rather it was built as an unusual, private residence with a lighthouse tower affixed.

The current owner bought the residence partially unfinished and completed the construction in 1990. Listed on the Hancock County real estate market, the lighthouse home sits only 10 minutes from two local towns, but has a private and remote feel, explains listing agent Story Litchfield.

The 5,859-square-foot home features enormous living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and of course, an attached tower that has 360-degree views from its top look-out point.

“The top floor is totally surrounded by windows and you can see so far because it’s so high,” Litchfield said.

On the floor of the lighthouse is an enormous chart and map of the area to explain the surrounding views.

In addition to views of the Atlantic Ocean, islands and Camden Hills, the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home has a gourmet kitchen, two-story granite fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Two of the bedrooms are located in the lighthouse tower on the first floor.

With current mortgage rates, and assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year-fixed mortgage, a monthly payment on the lighthouse home is $10,660 a month.

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A granite two-story fireplace dominates the living room of the home.

 

The stone lighthouse is located on Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

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