InTown Waterfront Home for Sale in Tenants Harbor - St. George, Maine
 
 
The Harbor House
  
11 School St. (The Point) Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860

Maine Coastal Village Waterfront Home in wonderful neighborhood on large 1.4 acre intown property. Great Room with Granite Fireplace, Entertain from the open kitchen design. Hardwood floors, super insulated, all new systems, virtually a new home and landscape - Details   Walk to Village stores, restaurants, public boat landing, library - keep a boat in the harbor.

NEW PRICE $645,000.  an incredible buy for this extraordinary fine home builder's "dream home"

 
Brokered by The Masiello Group - Camden, Maine
 Listing Agent: Meriwether Gill - Office 207-706-1003, Cell 207-706-6242
Realtor.com Listing



The O'Brien Homestead circa 1857
Original structure is painted clapboard, New construction 2008 is Cedar shingled


View from the end of School Street - looking East and out to sea - a few minutes stroll from the porch.
Keep your boat on a mooring in Tenants Harbor and walk to the public landing







                    
                         "Russian Sage"                   
 
 
 
New Porch and "Flowering Quince"
 
 
 
looking toward the Cove
 
 
 
 
parking for two cars on the Harbor side
 
 
 
 
Spectacular "Flowering Quince"
 
 
 
with shutters removed July 2015
 
 
 
Saltwater Farmhouse style
 
 
 
 
quiet School Street with commanding view of Tenants Harbor at the end
 
 
 
 
Nor'easter
 
 
 
the "Captain's Porch"
 
 
 
 
New Garage 2008
 
 
 
Looking Southwest and down to the Cove
 
 
 
 
New Garage in 2008 - 26 x36  with workshop and expandable space above
 
 
 
Architectural roofing and Cedar shingle siding - note commercial grade staircase
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enclosed Porch circa 1940 - Craftsman style windows
 
 
 
 
The Rose Porch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        
Transition from Porch entrance to Kitchen entrance  - Mahogany screen door by cabinetmaker Kevin Solsten   
 
 
 
Transition from original building circa 1857 to New Addition 2008
 
 
 
without shutters July 2015
 
 
 
 
view from the porch
 
 
 
"Great Room" new addition, 24 x 49 on first floor - Master Bedroom Suite up, facing the Cove
 
 
 
rock gardens
 
 
 
Winter sunset reflections
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26 x 36  Two Car Garage & Workshop - windows facing the cove - open space on 2nd floor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interior of Garage &  Work Shop with Southwest view of the Cove
 
 
 
 
The Pear Tree
 
 
 
 
 
The Landscape
 
Winter Solace
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An early snow - Japanese Maple and the fish pond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abundant Sunsets from the Great Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the "watercolor" is always changing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter Solstice - the sunsets are spectacular
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moving Lobster Traps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungry Geese in March
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Southeast toward Tenant's Harbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring Colors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tides Out
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Good Earth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Magnolious
 
 
 
 
 
Japanese Willow and Rigosa Roses
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking East across the Street
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Fish Pond
 
 
 
 
 
 
the Southerly side of property
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Garden Shed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oriental Poppies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poppies and Pear Tree
 
 
 
 
 
The Great Room with Master Suite up - facing Westerly toward the Cove
 
 
 
 
 
Rosa Ragosa
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Southeast across School St. from the front yard
 
 
 
 
the old Hitching Post
 
 
 
 
 
Northeast corner of the property on School Street
 
 
 
 
 
Boulder and Birches on Town Land on the North Line
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Southwest into the Sea Breeze
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Northwest toward site of old shipyard that built schooners on this cove, now an art gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walking the cove at low tide affords some interesting views -
Schooners floated out and around these sentinal rocks in the past century
 
 
 
 
Large boulders at entrance to the Cove - channel to starboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sailing by
 
 
 
 
 
One of two gravel swimming beaches in Tenants Harbor
 
 
 
 
Lazy Dais
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2015
 
 
 
 
 
midsummer gardening
 
 
 
 
 
Ready to launch
 
 
 
 
                                     
     the Pear Tree 
 
 
 
The Cat Boat in September
 
 
 
 
 
Sentinal Rocks to port, the channel to starboard along the far shore
 
 
 
 
 
 The Landing
 
 
 
 
 
Out Haul to mooring
 
 
 
 
Northwest property corner
 
 
 
 
 
Equinox High Tide
 
 
 
 
Blue Skiff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Interior
 
 Granite fireplace by St. George stone mason, Jay Cook
 
 
 
 
 
 
The "Great Room"
 
 
 
9' Ceilings with Doors and Windows at 8' provide spectacular light and views
 
 
 
Contemplation
 
 
 
 
Dining Room and Bay Window - Doors and Windows are 8' tall in this room. Ceiling  is 9'4"
 
 
 
Bay Window finished in Southern Yellow Pine
 
 
 
Living Room - White Oak flooring
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 
 
Living Room looking toward the home office and library - Staircase built in Cypress
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Living Room
 
 
 
 
Library originally the Parlor
 
 
 
Library
 
 
 
Hand made staircase circa 1857
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarter sawn white oak cabinets in Kitchen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pantrys
 
 
48" x 90"  Quarter Sawn White Oak Island by cabinetmaker Kevin Solsten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Den / Entertainment room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Staircase circa 1940's
 
 
 
2nd Floor Landing - Laundry to right - 5 Bedrooms on this floor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NorthEast Bedroom
 
 
 
SouthWest Bedroom
 
 
SouthEast Bedroom
 
 
 
2nd floor full bath
 
 
 
3rd floor with built ins - Sailors bunked up here in earlier times
 
 
 
 New dormer with a view to the sea - and original built ins under the eves
 
 
Looking South toward the Harbor - Sailing Crew bunked here in the past century
 
 
 
Looking North toward the 1st Mates room, 3rd floor half bath, and 2nd stairwell
 
 
 
 
3rd floor bedroom - 1st Mate's Quarters
 
 
Skylight looking West - windows face North
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. George's Dragon - and the Harbor House chimneys
 
 
 
 
 
Ripley Creek formerly Bickmore Cove - both local family names
 
 
 
 
 
 
Historic HARBOR HOUSE
 
Note location of O'Brien Homestead, original owner
 
 
 
 
 
 
The St. George High School stood to the right just out of view, now site of St. George Town Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
From achives of Penobscot Marine Museum, note the hitching post again
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Point, Tenants Harbor circa 1950s - arrow points out this property
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenants Harbor Ferry Landing - Many buildings in this photo still exist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Originally named Bickmore Cove, now known as Ripley Creek - Looking toward "Harbor House" w/ 3 chimneys
 
 
 
 
Post Card View
 
 
 
 
 
Sunrise from "The Point" looking east out of Tenants Harbor - View from end of School St.
 
 
 
 
 
The Surrounding Area
 
 
Entrance to Tenants Harbor from Seavey Island
 
 
 
 
Southern Island at the entrance to Tenants Harbor - Jamie Wyeth's summer home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenants Harbor Public Landing and the East Wind Inn - a five minute jaunt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arctic Exploration Schooner "Bowdoin" at anchor in Tenants Harbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Drift In" Beach looking toward Mosquito Island on the road to Port Clyde
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Looking Out"  -  Marshall Point Lighthouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking toward Seavey Island, accessible by boat from Tenants Harbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One of many wonderful places to explore by boat nearby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Port Clyde Ferry to Monhegan Island, General Store, Restaurants and Inns
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fishing Boats - Port Clyde Harbor looking toward N.C. Wyeth's "Eight Bells"
 
 
 
 
 
Details
 

Restoration and new additions from 2006 to 2015

Original Post & Beam structure 30' x 50' has new roof sheathing and dormer, new roofing, new plumbing, wiring, hot water boiler heating system, super insulated walls, attic and between floors. New windows, new sheetrock and trim, new doors where needed. New white oak hardwood floors. 1st floor full bath with tile floor, granite counter. 2nd floor bath, granite counter, tile floor. Master bedroom suite with full bath waiting new owners's choice of finishes. Existing 9' x 30' enclosed porch restored. New 9' x 30' covered porch with columns. Inset porch with columns. New alum. gutters., skylights, rubber roofs, commercial roof hatch, new central chimney with fireplace with separate flue for woodstove on stone hearth. Basement new slab, drainage, walls and floor hard foam insulated.

New addition, 24' x 49' on in floor heated slab with extra insulation and thicker floor. 9'+ ceilings, doors and windows to 8' height. Blown in fiberglass insulation (BIB system) Anderson casement windows, select yellow pine trim, quarter sawn white oak kitchen cabinets, walk in pantry. Exterior finished in painted trim and Cedar shingles

Mature landscape and lawns with hundreds of imported plants, shrubs and trees.  Garden shed for storage of mower and other landscape tools.

2 Car Garage 26' x 36' with workshop space with large windows and doors, with 10' ceiling.  Exterior staricase to 2nd floor, expandable living space or storage. Finished in Cedar shingles. Shed roof storage for small boat or tractor on back of garage approx 8' x 20'

With all new systems and super insulation, this home of 5800 sq. ft. is easily cared for and very efficient to heat. Average oil usage is 750 gals annually while using the woodstove in coldest months, including hot water. The house is easily winterized, and can be left on low heat for very little cost. House is hardwired for security, smoke and temp.

The restoration and new construction of this home have taken 9 years to date. Work accomplished by former building contractor / owner with over 30 years experience and a team of equally experienced sub-contractors. The restoration has preserved most of the original features of the home while modernizing to a highly efficient level. The new addition was structurally engineered by architect John Hansen and designed and built by owner to blend with the original home in a way that complimented the entire structure with great success. While offering approximately 6000 sq. ft of living space, the 3rd floor is used seasonally and provides a great place for activities. There is a spare bedroom, and half bath ready to plumb up. Access to the new storage attic which provides significant storage space and has 3 skylights for natural light. From here, access to the flat roof and chimney is by a commercial aluminum roof hatch. The views are great.

Insulation approx. values:

Exteriors walls R31, 2nd and 3rd floors insulated to R30, 3rd floor ceiling to R40 approx with 16" of blown fiberglass. 1st floor is insulated from underneath with 2" of sprayed urethane foam, including the box sill and foundation walls. New addition has similar insulation values. We find that the great room infloor heating system imparts significant heat to the entire house. Burning 4 cords of wood on average, provides that wood stove warmth in the heart of the home and keeps the oil usage to around 700 gals annually, needless to say, very efficient. Use of the woodstove is not necessary but is a nice back up system.

The septic system incorporates a 1500 gal. septic tank gravity fed from house, leachfield gravity fed. All installed in 2010.

Driveways on both sides of the house were built up with 6" compacted rock and topped with crushed rock.

Low headroom full basement under original structure with new heating system and oil tank. New poured concrete floor with crushrock and drains. Walls and floor overhead are spray foamed. Basement is exceptionally dry.

Opportunity to build a dock with float on the cove with proper permits.

 

Links

Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage - Downeast Boats

Town of Tenants Harbor

Welcome to Tenants Harbor, Maine

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