If you want to truly be alone in style, check out this private island and historic lighthouse for sale in Maine.
Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse is located on Green Island off the coast of Brooklin, Maine, and offers 360-degree oceanfront views and white sand beaches.
The white clapboard lightkeeper’s cottage was built in 1856 and has four bedrooms, solar electricity, a wood stove, and a full kitchen with a refrigerator and gas range, according to the listing from Acadia Realty. “Imagine sitting on the porch of the keepers house, watching schooners come within yards of your porch,” the listing states. “Sitting on this outer island is like having your own private window to the world with amazing views in all directions.”
The picturesque scenery includes Isle Au Haut and the mountains of Acadia, as well as plenty of barking seals, which love to hang out around the island. “When you’re on the island, it feels a lot bigger than an acre,” said Steve Shelton, the listing broker.
In fact, the size of the island changes from day to day. At high tide, the island is about an acre; but at low tide, white sand beaches emerge and the land surface expands to 5 acres, according to Shelton. You can even walk to the mainland during low tide. “From the porch, you can wave to people when they come through on their boats,” he said. “It’s awesome.”
Shelton said the property is slated to be featured on an upcoming episode of the TV show “Unplugged Nation.” The current owners used a rainwater collection system, but the possibility of drilling a well is there, Shelton said. “It’s really cool,” he said. “It’s off the grid.”
Shelton said that compared with other lighthouse properties he’s seen, this one is in good shape and priced relatively low. It’s been in the same family for years and was originally put on the market for $850,000. The asking price has since been lowered to $650,000, he said.
Indeed, the asking price is less expensive than Graves Light in Boston Harbor (which sold for $933,888 at a government auction in 2013).
Just think about this: For the same amount of money, you could get a 569-square-foot condo in Mission Hill . . . or you could own your own island and lighthouse. Which would you choose?
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