This wonderful and spacious home, once part of the Kenarden estate built by J. S. Kennedy in the late 1800s was purchased decades later in 1929 by the founder of The Jackson Laboratory. Today, summer visitors to this historic home will enjoy beautiful renovations that made it the first-ever designer showhouse for Maine Home and Design magazine. With its classic white picket fence, front covered porch, and brick pavers at the street and entryway, you'll feel the welcoming effects of this lovely home. With nice amenities and spacious interiors, Brightholme invites you to come inside and settle in for a lovely vacation with family and friends. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front covered porch or venture out early to stroll Bar Harbor's famous Shore Path with gorgeous views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Walk the entire Path or take a shortcut through the neighborhood to reach Bar Harbor's shops, restaurants, attractions, and nearby parks and playgrounds. Acadia National Park entrances are also just minutes away. Venture a short distance to the "Village Green" in the center of town to catch the free Island Explorer shuttle or down to the Harbor where you'll find various excursions to choose from. Easy access to National Park attractions and Village amenities makes Brightholme the perfect cottage from which to enjoy all that Mt. Desert Island has to offer!
FIRST FLOOR: Spacious Living Room with hardwood floors, comfy furnishings and a lovely formal staircase. Light-filed Dining Room with hardwood floors and seating for 10 to 12. Updated Kitchen with high quality appliances includes an Island with stools. Off the Kitchen, you'll find a Bedroom with Queen bed and lovely bay window and through the Kitchen is a half Bath, a rear stairway to the second floor, and a very spacious Family Room with a kitchenette and bar area - a wonderful space with game table and separate sitting area offering a large TV and comfy sofa beds. Exit past the laundry area to a side porch and a long driveway with plenty of off street parking.
SECOND FLOOR: Master Bedroom with King bed, dressing room and private Bath with large, glass, walk-in shower. Three additional Bedrooms all fitted with a Queen bed share a Bath with large, glass, walk-in shower. A hallway to the rear wing leads to two smaller Bedrooms, each with a Double bed and a shared full Bath with combined tub and shower.
Outdoor Spaces: Lovely covered front Porch with wicker furnishings, side entry and porch, patio area on opposite side with furnishings, grill, and privacy fencing. Nice front and back lawn areas.