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Homes with Unique Features | Maine Real Estate Blog


One fun thing about luxury homes is seeing what features and amenities they include. We pride ourselves on representing some of the best listings in Maine and New Hampshire. Whether that is a primary home, a vacation home, or an investment home. The 6 homes below all have unique features. Be sure to click the “for more information” links to view photos of all of these homes features.

1 – Round Library Accessed by Spiral Staircase

You’ve likely seen this home featured before, it is loaded with luxury amenities. Owner-built in 2000 and designed by noted Maine architect Robert Knight, this extraordinary property was featured in the Wall Street Journal and has been called ”the best house in Maine.” On 5 1/2 acres that sit atop a 30-foot cliff overlooking the bold Atlantic Ocean are two houses that combine isolation and protection with almost immediate, traffic-free access to the Portland Jetport (America’s easiest major airport) and the culture and restaurants of Portland, Bon Appetit’s 2018 ”Restaurant City of the Year.” This estate boasts spectacular views from nearly every room of both the four-bedroom main house and the four-bedroom guest house. With big and comfortable rooms for entertaining, a kitchen that challenges the best restaurants, amazing home offices, home gym and sauna, and a jaw-dropping master suite, there is nothing missing in spaces that exude attention to detail. The landscape includes more than 650 feet of shore frontage, acres of mature perennial gardens, a gazebo with fireplace that overlooks crashing surf, an oceanside swimming pool, a tennis court, and a private beach.

For more information on 1172 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

2 – Floating 3-Story Fireplace, Dog Wash, Greenhouse Room

One-of-a-kind dream home that will take your breath away. Set upon 340 acres, Windledge Farm was designed to be the premier, state-of-the-art equine estate in Maine. The compound features awe-inspiring views of Mount Abraham, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the surrounding high peaks of western Maine with unparalleled privacy. The stunning 4,500 SF contemporary home features an open layout w/ gourmet kitchen, master suite, guest room, library, great room, and much more. The home offers the highest quality technology, yet presents the perfect canvas for displays of objects d’art. The 8-stall Knickerbocker stable includes a manager’s office and guest quarters, masterfully blending top-of-the-line technology with old-world craftsmanship. A 5-bay barn with hoist and hay storage,10 paddocks,4 turnout pastures, and an 18-acre hayfield complete the offering. 30 minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain and Rangeley Lake. This is a property you must see to truly experience. 3D video tour available upon request

For more information about 402 Baker Hill Road, Freeman TWP, Maine

3 – Woodworking Shop, Porch with Barrell Ceiling

This beautiful coastal Maine residence, sitting in a private subdivision on a very private lot is an extremely rare find! Designed by an award-winning architect, this charming home has all the amenities you could dream of – 3 ensuite bedrooms including a first floor master with his and hers bath areas, a custom chef’s kitchen, soaring great room with fireplace, rosewood paneled home office, game room, workshop, and cozy guest quarters situated over the garage. Outdoors, the grounds are beautifully landscaped, with perennials and hardscaping situated to fill the eye with color. The waterfront is accessible with a gravel beach – the perfect spot for lobster cookouts. And the view from the barrel-vaulted ceiling porch will take your breath away. The subdivision offers features such as tennis courts and a large permanent pier and deep water dock. You get all the benefits of having access to the water without any of the headaches of maintenance. Best of all, you are close to all the benefits of the mid-coast region. Just minutes from Rockland, you can enjoy fine dining, shopping, and the arts. The Knox County airport is also close by, with direct flights to Boston – giving you easy access to the property. Our 3D virtual tour is available, allowing you to view this home from the comfort of yours. The owners have put a lot of love into this home, but it is time for them to move on. Don’t let this property slip away!

For more information about 23 Garthgannon Road, Owls Head, Maine

4 – Woodworking Shop, Theater Room, Steam Shower

The charm of a traditional shingle style home is enhanced with an understated elegance that will complement the amazing ocean views from every room. Nearly 6000+sf 3BR/4.5 bath SMART home will enchant you from the moment you arrive with its formal paver block driveway and lush landscaping. Inside, the spacious rooms on the 1st floor open to a waterside deck that stretches across the entire back of the house. It is the perfect spot to relax and soak in the views. One end has a screened gazebo area off the kitchen, and the other has a hot tub outside the master suite. In between, there is a sheltered seating area with heat for chilly evenings and a piped-in sound system. The large great room & gourmet kitchen will make entertaining a delight. The 1st-floor master suite features a slide-out to the deck and hot tub, a propane fireplace, and an office area. With his & hers walk-in closets & master bath, this elegant area will be your retreat. The second floor features 2 additional private en-suite bedrooms. Other amenities include a fitness room, theater room, ocean view office, large workshop, outdoor shower, & steam shower. Custom touches are everywhere & the grounds have a beautiful mix of hardscapes & perennials for constant color. The private subdivision is conveniently located between Camden & Belfast and also provides a community dock for your boat & tennis courts. Come & see your oceanfront oasis!

For more information on 54 Catching Cove Road, Northport, Maine

5 – Boat Barn and Loft

Mainestay, located on the sought after island of Islesboro, is a private property well suited for Summer vacations and year-round living. Nestled in privacy on 9+/- well established and landscaped acres, this property boasts stunning westerly views of Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills, a well maintained and an easy house to live in, substantial and versatile boat barn with workshop, deep water dock, and 490+/- feet of sand and pebble beach. This contemporary style home offers fabulous sunsets from almost every window. Open concept living on the first floor with a master suite screened-in porch and expansive deck overlooking the water, powder room, and 2-car garage. The second floor provides another master suite, bedroom with deck, full bathroom, spacious artist studio/office with the potential to be a fourth bedroom.

For more information on 435 Ferry Road, Islesboro, Maine