37.9 Acre Private “Bluff Point” Peninsula Overlooking Penobscot Bay

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Jack Vatcher Photography

37.9 Acre Private “Bluff Point” Peninsula Overlooking Penobscot Bay

$4,995,000 | Built 2001 | 3,661 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 4.5+ Baths | 37.9 Acres
383 and 362 Drexel Ln, Islesboro, ME 04848
Bluff Point is a spectacular waterfront estate on Islesboro occupying a 37.9± acre peninsula with stunning views of Penobscot Bay and the islands to the south and east and overlooking the more intimate Ryder Cove and Sabbathday Harbor to the west. Originally part of the George W.C. Drexel Estate, the property features a winding, scenic approach through forest, open meadow and blueberry fields. The Arts & Crafts main residence, built in 2001, is surrounded by estate-style grounds with well-maintained lawn and gardens, expert stonework and a small pond. Historic outbuildings complete the estate including a guest house, a charming tea house, a small barn, a water’s edge boathouse and a recently constructed two-level studio/workshop. The private peninsula includes 3,700± feet of dramatic rocky shorefront with stretches of pebble beach and a deep-water dock with ramp, floats and mooring on the protected Ryder Cove.

The estate includes a two-bedroom main house and a three-bedroom guest house ensuring plenty of space for family and friends. The architect-designed main house is an aesthetically pleasing contemporary representation of the Arts & Crafts movement that is in perfect keeping with its surrounding natural environment. Custom interior woodwork, large windows and elegant light fixtures combine to create an informal and sophisticated interior accentuated by carefully selected William Morris period-specific wallpaper. Comfortable living spaces are highlighted by natural light and luxurious materials. The living room is anchored by a custom granite fireplace with an intricately carved wooden mantle. The formal dining room features built-in window seats and there is also a light-filled den with a wet bar, an office and a second-floor studio with additional office space. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with a new professional-quality gas cookstove, cherry cabinets and two dishwashers. Newly added three-season sunroom with sliding-glass doors on all sides that seamlessly integrates the outside with the inside.

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There is also a deck with long views over the islands of East Penobscot Bay. Two-to-three car garage and a spacious basement exhibit thoughtfully conceived details such as an additional bath, expertly designed utility spaces, and a dumbwaiter for moving firewood into the main part of the house.The seasonal guest house, known as The Captain’s Cottage, is historically intact, with three comfortable bedrooms, a full kitchen (with woodstove), a living room, a bonus playroom/workroom, a screened porch and an outdoor shower. Lovely tea house with both indoor and outdoor space is perched on a cliff overlooking Penobscot Bay. The architect-designed workshop is thoughtfully planned with two levels, automatic garage doors for versatility, and a loft. Fully heated, it could easily be converted into additional living space. The boathouse, with a workroom, was repaired and leveled on its foundation and historically served as the terminus for a funicular used to transport items up the hill to the Captain’s Cottage. 

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The carefully maintained landscape includes 5 to 6 acres of blueberry fields, mature flowering shrubs and flower beds and a cut-flower and vegetable garden. A charming small pond, known as the Buddha Pond, overflows with water plants, and mature trees promote privacy without hindering the views. Thoughtfully curated outdoor spaces are ideal for enjoying the views or quiet reflection. A bocce court, croquet court and walking paths contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of the estate. Beautiful stone steps are embedded in the hillside down to the deep-water dock which is protected and has good water during all tides. The ramp, dock road and rock stairway are spotlighted with LED lights.


Joseph Sortwell • jsortwell@landvest.com • (207) 706-6294
Terry Sortwell • tsortwell@landvest.com • (207) 236-3543
LandVest | Christie’s International Real Estate
Photography Credit: Kate Sfeir & Jack Vatcher Photography



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