Somesville/Mount Desert, Maine
About the Property:
One of the iconic Mount Desert Island estates, “Windswept” has a majestic presence, prominently sited on the northern shore of Somes Harbor. A sizable interior allows creative versatility with this home, offering 8 bedrooms, 6 baths, and substantial space for living and entertaining. Views of the harbor from its 2.7+/- acres are exceptional, and the dock and float allow easy access to Somes Sound, and some of the most exciting sailing grounds on the east coast. The idyllic, seaside lawn evokes tranquil New England summers, and combines lovely gardens, a covered in-ground pool, and a path through native lupine to the dock. The long-time family home of a distinguished American statesman, “Windswept” has a provenance as interesting as the property itself.
About the Area:
Somesville was the first village settled on Mount Desert Island in 1761 and is now a National Historic District. Walking or driving through the village is like stepping back in time, with sights of beautifully preserved examples of early New England architecture and a charming millpond. The year round population of about 800 residents enjoy close proximity to Acadia National Park, Echo Lake, Long Pond, and a public boat landing on Somes Sound. A wonderful community, Somesville is an ideal traditional New England community.
For more information about Windswept, visit www.knowlesco.com.