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Riverfront
Retreat

Penobscot, ME

Friday, June 07, 2024 at 6:00pm ET

Inquiries: 1 (800) 674-2997

Registered bidders only.

Previously

$2.9m

Now

Without Reserve

Previously $2.9 million. Now selling without reserve!

Set along the Bagaduce River, this updated 10.5-acre retreat boasts 600 ft of frontage, multiple living structures, and a serene setting.

Penobscot, ME
Previously $2.9m…now selling without reserve!
Friday, June 7, 2024 at 6:00pm ET.
Registered bidders only.
May 16 – June 6, 2024.
11:00am – 5:00pm ET daily.
Previews by appointment. Call to Schedule.

By the
Numbers

Main Residence
4

Beds

3

Full Baths

2

Half Baths

4,600

+/- Square Feet

Guest Cottage
1

Bed

1

Full Bath

380

+/- Square Feet

Art Studio
1

Half Bath

2010

Year Built

2,500

+/- Square Feet

Lot
10.5

+/- Acres

Year Built
1980

+/- Acres

Water Frontage
600

Feet

Amenities
  • Dock
  • Private
  • Lake Views

Details &
Description

Situated steps from the Bagaduce River, just 5.5 miles upriver from the charming town of Castine and picturesque Penobscot Bay, this residence occupies over 10 acres of woodlands and fields, and boasts 600 ft of waterfront along Johnson Point Narrows. It offers a plethora of wildlife including harbor seals basking on nearby granite ledges, migrating waterfowl, wading birds, and even nesting bald eagles on a nearby island.

The main residence, built in 1980, underwent a contemporary addition in 1998 that expanded the living, kitchen, and dining areas, creating an open-concept layout. The updated 4,600-sf residence features radiant-heated flooring, charming vaulted and wood-beamed ceilings, and skylight windows throughout. A galley-style gourmet kitchen offers Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, granite countertops, custom cherry wood cabinetry, and an adjacent breakfast nook. Just off the kitchen is a sunken living room complete with a fully-equipped wet bar, a stone-surround fireplace, walls of windows, and walk-out access to the patio. Also located on the main level are a guest bedroom and an office with scenic views of the river and grounds.

The upper-level primary suite features a sitting area, spacious walk-in closet, private balcony, and a large primary bath with dual sinks and a soaking tub. An additional, wood-paneled upper-level guest bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling with a skylight, and a full bath just steps away. Additional amenities include a spacious, finished basement offering the perfect place to relax, entertain, and workout, and an attached, 2-car garage offering storage and convenience. A separate 380-sf waterfront cottage offers a spectacular view of the river, and provides an escape for guests while enjoying the sights and sounds of the surrounding wildlife and flowing water.

A 2010 addition includes a custom 2,500-sf art studio flooded with natural light from large clerestory windows. This studio offers plenty of space for hosting gatherings and events but is also perfect for more intimate recreation activities with rooms suitable for painting, bait and tackle storage, or dual offices. For the outdoor enthusiast, a dock, complete with a 10′ x 36′ float, offers seamless access for boating, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and fishing. Beyond the rolling lawns and gardens, the property features two woodsheds, a lawnmower shed, garden shed, a campfire area, and a suspended two-story treehouse—all meticulously maintained.

Here, residents don’t have to worry about the disturbance of traffic since the property is one of the few residences on a 1.5-mile long no-outlet road, perfect for leisurely walks and life away from the hustle and bustle. Incredibly private, yet convenient to Castine for dining at The Wharf or hikes at Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and just a short drive to Blue Hill, Belfast, Bangor, and Acadia National Park. The perfect blend of privacy with accessibility, offering an idyllic riverfront lifestyle.

Additional details on this impressive Luxury Auction® can be found in the Due Diligence section located below.

PENOBSCOT, ME. Located in Hancock County, just 20-30 miles from the cities of Ellsworth and Bangor, offering easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Penobscot is a picturesque town nestled along the banks of the Penobscot River and offers a unique blend of small-town charm and coastal living. The town boasts a rich maritime history, with several historic sites and landmarks scattered throughout, including the Penobscot Marine Museum showcasing the region’s seafaring heritage, and a waterfront area dotted with quaint fishing villages, lobster shacks, and scenic lighthouses.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding forests and trails provide ample opportunities for summertime activities, and in the winter months, residents can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Acadia National Park draws in the majority of the visitors to the area, and access to the park is convenient with a drive of less than 60 minutes. The ancient passage of glaciers (measuring over a mile high and two miles thick) traced rounded mountain tops, elongated ponds, lakes, and the seven-mile long Somes Sound into the earth, and the vistas they left behind are awe-inspiring. Incredible views of the ocean and surrounding communities can be seen from Cadillac Mountain, which remains the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard at 1,530 feet above sea level. The natural beauty of Maine is on display year-round in this historic ‘Down East’ town.

Imagery &
Film

Due
Diligence

Luxury Auction® Bidder Brochure
Luxury Auction® Terms of Sale
Property Features Summary
Floor Plans
Plat Map
Virtual Tour | Art Studio
Virtual Tour | Guest Cottage

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Property listed and offered for sale by The Masiello Group (AB90603523) of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate (AC90600616). Listing agent Steven D. Shelton (BR913424). Platinum Luxury Auctions, LLC (“Platinum”) is a Registered Foreign LLC in the state of Maine (Charter#20200057FC) performing auction-marketing services for this transaction. Real estate brokerage services not performed where prohibited. Bid calling by a licensed Maine Auctioneer. The terms “Platinum Luxury Auctions,” “Luxury Auction(s)” and “Luxury Real Estate Deserves a Luxury Auction,” along with their affiliated marks, are federally registered trademarks and/or service marks owned by Platinum (collectively, “Platinum Marks”). The Platinum Marks are not to be copied or reproduced by any non-Platinum parties without express permission.

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