This extraordinary, custom designed home made with indigenous materials fits gracefully into the shoreline of Acadia National Park against which it abuts and Acadia Mountain on which it is perched below. With stunning views of Somes Sound from nearly every room, take in the parade of handsome cruising yachts and racing sailboats while relaxing by the fire or sitting on the expansive deck. This well-designed and light filled home features open beams supported by mountain cedars and an open layout with gourmet kitchen. With three floors of living space, this special home offers utmost privacy without compromising space in which to gather and entertain. Guests to Acadia Lodge will surely enjoy the views from any one of many spots - the sunny deck facing the Sound, the north or south side porch, or the outdoor patio with fire pit sheltered under a cliff. And when it's time to venture away from the house, follow the granite steps to a private dock with two moorings or walk a path through the woods up to an elevated picnic site with spectacular views. National Park hiking trails can also be reached directly from this property and swimming from Echo Lake's beach, ledges or Ike's Point is just a few minutes away by car. All in all, with so much of the national park nearby and being within 10 to 20 minutes from the villages of Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, Acadia Lodge offers the peaceful benefits of the "quiet side" without giving up convenience to the Park or to the shopping and dining each village offers.
MAIN FLOOR: Enter at ground level to the main living space with views of Somes Sound from nearly every vantage point. The high-end Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island seating opens to the Living and Dining Area with a dining table for 8, access to the covered deck with furnishings on the north side, and access to the open deck on the south side. Adding to the warmth and comfort of this space are comfortable sofas, a gas-fired stove and a desk area if needed. A half bathroom completes the first floor.
UPPER LEVEL: A fabulous and spacious Master Suite featuring a King bed, sitting Area with flat-screen TV, Queen sleeper sofa, and large private Bathroom with claw-foot tub and separate shower. And of course, this upper level enjoys the same wonderful views of Somes Sound.
LOWER LEVEL: Two bedrooms, each with a Queen bed and one with a mounted flat-screen TV enjoy their own views of Somes Sound and share a full Bathroom with combined tub and shower.
OUTDOOR SPACES: Expansive cedar deck with furnishings overlooking Somes Sound accessible from both the north and south side covered porch areas. Outdoor patio with fire pit. Screened-in, cliff facing, outdoor shower. Trail through the woods leading to an overlook behind and above the house where guests are welcome to set down a picnic blanket and enjoy the spectacular views.
EXTRAS: Private dock, two moorings, three kayaks and rowing skiff.
PLEASE NOTE: This house is for sale. Contact agent for details.