1879 Redwood Cottage Reduced to $4.9M in Bay Harbor, ME
$4,876,000 | Built 1879 | 6 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 5,500 Sq. Ft. | 4.58 Acres
The superior architectural pedigree of Redwood, and that it has only had three owners, is perhaps unrivalled in the state of Maine. Built in 1879, Redwood was designed by renowned architect William Ralph Emerson for Charles J. Morrill, a prominent Boston businessmen. The residence is heralded as the first and finest of architect William Ralph Emerson’s major shingle cottage designs. The Bay Harbor Historical Society revealed that it was the first fully shingled house to be published and along with the Watts Sherman house in Newport by HH Richardson, it is considered a turning point in design, away from the stick style toward a new American style which still resonates today. The six-bedroom year-round residence is located within an easy walk of the village of Bar Harbor, yet is in a very quiet neighbourhood of beautiful homes. The residence features formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, several sitting rooms, and a large sunroom which accesses a large sunny deck. The property is approached by a long, winding private drive with surrounding wooded areas providing additional privacy. Huge, elegant old growth trees frame the residence with a sweeping lawn ending at the ocean bulkhead. Dramatic views of the islands of Frenchman Bay and the Bar Harbor Breakwater, are constantly changing with maritime activity, the weather, and eagles and gulls soaring in the sky. Redwood remains remarkably intact with minor changes over the years. Redwood is on the market for $4.9 million with Story Litchfield of LandVest.