Windswept is a comfortable modern year-round home with stunning, sweeping views of Acadia’s mountains, the Outer islands and the Great Harbor of Mount Desert. This airy, sun-filled waterfront property on the Manset shore is an ideal vacation home – a four-season getaway. No matter what time of year, the panoramic seascape and array of mountains and islands delights and entrances.
With an open floor plan, main floor Master suite wing, a private 2nd floor suite, and 2 additional bedrooms, Windswept is the perfect layout and size for a couple or family. The two-car attached garage and ample outdoor parking provides for both protected storage and visitors; the south-end open deck is accessible from the living room and kitchen area as well as the lawn. A full basement with lavatory has a variety of rooms for storage, a laundry area, and even a cozy private bar. All family or guest bedrooms enjoy the quiet of surrounding woods; 3 full bathrooms serve all family and guest needs.
Built in 1978 but extensively and tastefully renovated and updated in 2011-15, the home features all contemporary amenities, as well as multiple heat zones, a whole-house backup generator and a new security system with low temperature sensor. The bright and cheery Kitchen has Deer Isle granite counter tops, all modern appliances, and sliding glass doors to the open deck. The Master Suite, with lovely views over the water to the Cranberry Islands, boasts extensive closet space and a cathedral ceiling, and the Master Bath includes both a jet tub and a glass-door shower. Between the Master Suite and Front Hall is a sunny, private Study looking out over the water.
The front entrance is bordered by quiet gardens, and as one opens the main door the Great Harbor and islands are straight ahead – a dramatic introduction to what makes this home so special. A glass door invites one directly onto a protected deck, perfect for morning coffee and catching the sun rising over Bear, Sutton and the Cranberry Islands. To the left are the Study and large Master Suite, and direct access to the garage. To the right, the hall opens to the huge Living Room, with cathedral ceiling, a large wall of windows overlooking the water and a raised-hearth stone fireplace. The Living area opens to the Dining area and Kitchen, and a hallway leads back to the quiet guest bedrooms and bath. Carpeted stairs lead up to an open sitting area with views over the Living Room to the water, and a hall leads back to the 2nd floor suite – almost nestled in the surrounding trees. Off the kitchen hall are carpeted stairs leading to the finished basement, with private bar, workroom, laundry room with washer and dryer, and extensive storage areas. There is additional storage accessed from outside under the Master Suite – plenty of room to store sea kayaks or a dinghy.
The south-side wooden deck off the main floor from the Living Room and Dining Area has protective cables for the safety of young children or pets, and stairs leading down to the lawn area – all open to the magnificent water views. A wooden walkway leads to the popplestone shore, from where one can launch sea kayaks. It is perfect for a dinghy moored on an endless line to access the deep-water yacht mooring just off the shore.
Southwest Harbor boasts a hearty year-round community. A busy downtown provides all the necessary conveniences, with golf, tennis, kayaking, and other outdoor activities just minutes away. The harbor is home to many beautiful working and leisure watercraft, two public docks, and several world-renowned boat building businesses. Portions of Acadia National Park adjoin the town, including Western Mountain, Long Pond, and Echo Lake.
- Sq Ft
- 2,767± sf
- Property Type
- Baseboard, Hot Water, Multi-Zones, Radiant
- Oil, Wood
- Shingle Siding, Wood Siding
- Year Built
- Waterfront 1
- MLS ID