$5.75M McCormick & Associates-Built Broad Cove Estate in Owls Head, Maine
$5,750,000 | Built 2002 | 8,295 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 4.5+ Baths | 5 Acres
52 Garthgannon Rd, Owls Head, ME 04854
Located in a desirable neighborhood of distinctive homes in Owls Head, this exceptional waterfront property features 5± acres and 395± feet of shorefront with stunning wide views over Broad Cove towards Rockland Harbor and the Rockland Breakwater. The elegant, custom-designed home was built to the highest standards using a creative combination of new and repurposed materials that contribute to the home’s sophisticated interior. The estate-style grounds feature rolling lawn to the pebble shore, flowering shrubs and established perennial gardens framed by artfully crafted stonework. The property is located in Ocean Edge, a premier 34±-acre oceanfront development with nine homes and approximately 3,855± feet of shore frontage, including granite headlands, protected deep-water coves and rocky beaches.
It is located on a peninsula extending into Penobscot Bay, with Broad Cove on one side and Deep Cove on the other. Ocean Edge offers a small beach, a tennis court, and a substantial granite pier, float and moorings open to all residents as part of the common area. The entire property is protected by a Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions administered by the Ocean Edge Homeowners Association. Constructed by McCormick & Associates in 2002, the top-quality residence features both formal and informal living spaces, equally comfortable and inviting, with an emphasis on high-end craftsmanship and design. With 10-foot ceilings and expert, custom-milled woodwork throughout, the home incorporates a variety of the finest new materials with reclaimed pieces to generate a pleasing balance, and all of the fixtures and systems are of the highest quality.
The heart of the home is a spacious, light-filled great room with a two-story cathedral ceiling framed by exposed wood beams and anchored by a two-story stone chimney. This room is ideal for relaxed gatherings with family and friends with a dining area and a professional gourmet kitchen with French country accents. The formal living room/dining room includes a wood-burning fireplace on both sides, and a wall of windows and French doors promote the view. The doors open to the gardens, harbor view, and a covered stone patio that wraps around the house and integrates with the other main floor living areas. Library/den features elaborate wood-paneled walls with carved column details, a wood-burning fireplace, and French doors lead to the covered patio. The main-floor primary bedroom offers an elegant and quiet retreat. This room has water views and access to the patio, walk-in closets and a luxurious dark-marbled bath with two sinks, a soaking tub and an oversized walk-in shower.
A grand staircase with custom paneling leads to the second floor where there are two well-outfitted guest bedrooms, each with an elaborate en-suite bath and a fireplace, ensuring guests feel at home year-round. A thoughtfully conceived breezeway connects the house to the four-car garage, and there is a comfortable, year-round sunroom with excellent woodwork and a flagstone floor. “The Lodge” is a comfortable two-bedroom, one-bath guest apartment with a balcony overlooking the water. A living room, kitchenette and a stunning cupola with hand-painted details complete this thoughtfully conceived guest space. The entire property is very well landscaped with areas of lawn surrounded by mature trees for privacy. Expert stonework around the property includes attractive, stacked stone walls and patios; and flowering perennial gardens are well-established and vibrant throughout the growing season. There is a well-built, one-bay storage building with space for lawn furniture and equipment.