1896 Dark Harbor House Reduced to $3.5M in Islesboro, ME
$3,475,000 | Built 1896 | 9 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 10,000 Sq. Ft. | 4 Acres
Originally built as an elegant summer home, this lovely Georgian Revival sits prominently on a scenic knoll with 196-feet of tidal shorefront on Ames Cove. The historic property has been reduced to $3.5 million. The 10,000 square foot mansion was designed by architect Fred Savage and built between 1894-96 for George Philler, a wealthy banker from Philadelphia. In 2011, the current owners commissioned a complete restoration and renovation, starting with a new foundation, complete overhaul of the landscape and new mechanicals. The residence has been featured in several magazines, books and newspapers and includes nine bedrooms, some of which are complemented by balconies and fireplaces. There are double staircases in the formal entry, an oval dining room and numerous sitting and living rooms. The 4 acre grounds includes extensive formal, kitchen and woodland gardens, a wildflower meadow with fruit-bearing trees, woods with trails and an acclaimed Italian-style Knot Garden. The frontage features a gravel beach and a six-kayak storage rack with custom launch system providing access to excellent kayaking in the picturesque Gilkey Harbor. The Dark Harbor House is on the market for $3.5 million with Terry Sortwell of LandVest.