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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
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A beautiful, historic Queen Anne Victorian home commands the corner of beloved Isle au Haut’s Head Harbor, a long, protected anchorage often described as magical. Nearly every room of the house looks out over a sandy beach, extended flats at low tide, and spectacular sea, sky and peninsula views. Built in 1911 for prominent fisherman and the stuff-of-folklore Gooden Grant, this elegant, iconic home rivals the finest island houses built at the turn of the 20th century.Harborside offers a lovely, covered white-railed porch looking down the harbor and a versatile, charming barn at water’s edge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of the most striking architectural details of this year-round home is an octagonal turret where the primary bedroom is located. The interior is gracious and bathed in natural light. Delightful rooms boast original wooden floors, exceptional wainscot and additional period details throughout.The newly-renovated kitchen offers sweeping harbor views and a host of modern amenities. Cooks will love preparing meals on a new gas range and sleek green-gray granite countertops with salt-and-pepper veining while looking out to sea. Custom-built cabinetry that matches original fine cabinets provide ample storage as well as blended-in doors for the ultra-quiet dishwasher and innovative, multi-drawered refrigerator underneath the counter.Meals are taken in the kitchen’s breakfast nook above the garden, a larger, open concept dining room, or on the porch – all with views of one of the most stunning locations on the Maine coast. The spacious living room is accentuated by four large windows that frame the ocean panorama, and mirror the second floor turret in structure. Harborside’s first floor also includes a back hall, water closet with composting toilet, and a separate shower room with vanity. Upstairs, you will find two guest bedrooms and a large primary bedroom with two closets, one that is walk-in. One guest bedroom features three windows framing magnificent harbor scenes; the smaller guestroom overlooks the north and east yards. The walk-up attic offers abundant storage and added living space potential. Off the front porch is a custom-made, white-painted, fenced-in garden, complete with workspace and sink ideal for washing vegetables, arranging cut flowers, and/or cleaning fish caught in the harbor or nearby lake.The matching white-clapboard barn offers three work benches, plenty of storage, a lovely office/bunkroom on the second floor – and of course, extraordinary views throughout.Hike to well-maintained coastal or inland trails directly from your front door. The unique property abuts a 72-acre preserve with hiking trails along breathtaking vistas. Acadia National Park, which encompasses about fifty percent of this rugged island and boasts eighteen miles of trails, borders the preserve.Launch a kayak, paddle board, or comb the beach for sand dollars and other treasures. Go fresh and saltwater fishing (even 5-trap lobster fishing, with a Maine state recreational license).Head Harbor provides protected mooring locations with direct access to Penobscot Bay. Enjoy swimming, wind surfing, canoeing, fishing or ice skating at the nearby pristine, mile-long lakeThis house and its location is so gorgeous and considered “quintessential Maine” that it has been featured in books and glossy magazines. Isle au Haut has a small year-round population that grows to hundreds in the summer. The island home to an exceptional elementary school, a grocery store, tiny and efficient post office, town hall, library, historic lighthouse, public dock, fire department, electric company, and seasonal seaside gift shop and roadside eatery.Isle au Haut is accessible by private boat, float plane, and daily year-round passenger mailboat. Vehicles are delivered to the island by barge. 
1580 Main Rd, Isle Au Haut, Maine, United States
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