32.8 Acre Oceanfront Estate with Sunset Water View!
What compares with living on the ocean? Falling asleep at night to the sound of the surf rolling against the shore as fresh ocean breezes waif in through your open window. How about living the oceanfront lifestyle in a brand new custom home with all the latest creature comforts on an 32.8 acre estate! This rare find is certainly extraordinary from the wooded and manicured grounds to the man-made ponds and waterfalls. This is one of those properties that the closer you look the more you find, and the more you find the more you realize just how special this property is!
As you meander along the curving driveway through dense evergreen and deciduous woods you realize the extent of how private this estate is while still enjoying the proximity of neighbouring estates of equal value. Wild life abounds on land with white tail deer, fox, and rabbits and on sea with a variety of rare water fowl and even seals who occasionally sun themselves along your shore.
Sitting atop a rock ledge overlooking the ocean, Passamaquoddy Bay, the town of St. Andrews and distant mountains of Maine, USA this four bedroom, three full bath and 2 half bath home (just one year old) is ranch-style providing one-level living with a finished walk-out lower level and upper level belvedere. A hardwood staircase with built-in bookcase leads to this inviting 12' x 13' space with high 12' tongue & grove pine cathedral ceiling, hardwood floor, large windows on all four sides overlooking the ocean and the stunning grounds. Need a little down-time? What better place to relax with a good book or your binoculars as you search the distant horizon for boats or sea life? This little get-away will be a family favourite for sure!
The exterior of the home is clad with eastern cedar shingles with an Nantucket look, high-pitched roof, oversized windows with transoms and 30" to 36" extended eaves providing shelter from the glaring sun. This home was designed around the ocean view with beautiful vantage points from every room on the main level. There are five covered decks on various sides of the home providing lovely sitting areas with shelter from the elements in all seasons and all times of day. You may enjoy morning coffee on the front terrace overlooking the ponds, barbeque in the afternoon on the side deck and watch the sun set over the ocean on the back terrace. The hand-laid stone courtyard off the lower guest suite is the perfect area for an outdoor cocktail party or family get-together overlooking the ocean as well. The ever changing seascape from mirror glass water to raging seas, never ceases to amaze!
Upon entering the home through the main covered entrance with double doors and flat-arch transom you immediately are faced with glorious ocean views in every direction! Windows everywhere open up this open concept space to the out of doors. The foyer is oversized with plenty of space to welcome several couples at once without feeling crowed. This home flows nicely inside and out and is designed for indoor/outdoor living with numerous patio doors welcoming you out on lovely summer days. The foyer reaches from the front of the house to the back with patio doors opening onto a stunning hand-laid stone covered terrace and lawns.
The kitchen, great room and dining area is one large open concept space with easy care ceramic flooring allowing you to be part of the family/friend festivities while preparing snacks and drinks in the kitchen.
The custom kitchen is modern in style with shaker-style painted cabinetry, granite counter tops, an oversized island and high end stainless steel appliances included. An oversized window above the sink looks out across the manicured grounds. Double patio doors here lead to another partially covered porch with glass rails so that your view is not obscured while barbequing. A lovely built-in curio cabinet separate the kitchen from the foyer and can be enjoyed from both rooms.
The great room is flooded with natural light with huge oversized windows overlooking the water. This is a space where guests just stop and say "Wow"! The dining area is open to the great room with plenty of space for an oversized table to spill out over the oversized foyer. Watch the sun set over the water while enjoying your evening meal. A convenient powder room is located off the foyer and an interesting widow nook provides just one more space to sit and appreciate the grounds.
The master bedroom suite is located on the main level as well with a sitting area featuring another window wall overlooking the ocean and patio door access to the stone terrace. The master has not one but two large organized walk-in closets so no need to share closet space here! The 5-piece spa-like ensuite bath has slate flooring double sinks, granite counter top, 2-person oversized shower, deep soaker Cleopatra-style tub and European-style private flush.
The side covered entrance to the home leads into the spacious mud/laundry room also with ceramic tile flooring, large window, set tub and plenty of custom built-ins. The washer and dryer are concealed behind closable doors.
The lower level of the home is completely finished with a large central hall, spacious rec room (large enough for a pool table), powder room and two storage rooms. On this level we find the second and third bedrooms both nicely-sized and adjoined by a convenient full 3-piece Jack & Jill bathroom making both these bedrooms ensuite. Double French doors lead to a fabulous fourth guest suite complete with large sitting room with courtyard access through patio doors, bedroom with gorgeous ocean view and courtyard access, full 3-piece ensuite bath and huge walk-in closet! This will be a coveted suite for any fortunate guests!
This home features nine foot ceilings on both the main level and the lower level with twelve foot ceiling in the belvedere. It is heated with economical hot water in-floor heating and the basement is ICF construction, 2 x 6 with full 6" foam insulation plus 2" ridged insulation as well. There are two drilled wells, one for the main house and one for the guest cottage. The main floor of the house is 2050 square feet, the belvedere is 156 square feet and the finished lower level is 1920 square feet bringing the total square footage to 4126 sq ft. With the exterior clad in eastern cedar shingles and the trim clad in PVC, exterior maintenance is practically non-existent! There is a separate work shop on the property with built-in work bench, concrete floor and Hardi Plank siding. It has one man door plus two barn-style doors and three large windows.
The school bus picks up children at the end of the driveway and the school in St. George is 8.5 km.
Now let's talk about the spectacular grounds! Stunning stone and wrought iron entrance gates set the stage for the grounds you are about to enter. Three man-made ponds, waterfalls, guest cottage, conservatory, the list goes on! The smallest pond is 3' deep and located in front of the custom English-style conservatory with stone wainscoting and glass that opens on all four sides. This gardener's dream is 14' x 18', of cedar post & beam construction with a drain in the concrete floor and a paving stone sitting area. It has power, lighting and water outlets, everything you need to start those early seedlings! The second pond is the spring-fed head pond which is approximately 30' x 50 ' and 6' deep and provides a beautiful waterfall to the main pond. The main pond is approximately 120' in diameter with a blasted 18 ft solid rock bottom, concrete dam and dock. This is a lovely place for children to swim, skate paddle boat, etc. In the spring freshet the pond overflows the dam and babbles down a stone-laid crevice to the ocean. The soft, soothing, babbling sound can be heard from the side barbeque deck.
A hand-laid stone bridge (wide enough for a golf cart) crosses to the charming 14' x 18' open concept guest cottage. This cottage is complete with kitchenette, sink, bar fridge and microwave, vaulted ceiling, electric baseboard heat and outdoor private shower with hot & cold running water! The covered porch overlooking the ocean, main pond and dock completes this inviting guest space.
If you are looking for a special, private oceanfront property with character galore inside and out, call Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist today to book your appointment to view this stunning property.