320 Sound Drive Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
Listed by Story Litchfield
Quarry Point, prominently located on the harbor in Blue Hill, enjoys commanding views of all the boating activity. This 13.1 acre peninsula property has 1,090' of shorefront, with a stately Federal style residence overlooking the picturesque waterfront. The year-round residence has been carefully maintained throughout, and has many attractive details, such as a gracious entry foyer, fine fireplace mantels and Douglas fir floors. The residence offers three bedrooms, all with harbor views, and a smaller fourth room that could be an office or upstairs den; the master has a private harbor side deck, fireplace, large walk-in closet and en suite bath. The large and inviting living and dining rooms face the captivating harbor views and are complimented by a large blue stone terrace and outdoor dining area. Granite steps access the terrace and heated pool, all attractively landscaped with colorful perennials. The expansive, level lawn area and nearby the private, deep water dock and boat ramp, all provide ample room for a myriad of outdoor activities. A fascinating two-story granite building with fireplace is located near the waters’ edge and is a remnant from when quarried granite was loaded on to shipping schooners delivering the stone to far off locales over a hundred years ago. This building has incredible character, and could be used as a studio or for entertaining. There is also a two car garage, and two story heated barn that can hold vehicles or boats, with studio or work place for many purposes on the second floor.
The long private driveway meanders through huge conifers, and affords privacy from the road and neighbors. Woodland paths wander through the surrounding woods, with several quiet sitting places among unusual granite formations and tailings remaining from the quarrying days. While the forest acreage has been left natural, much of this property has been beautifully landscaped with many colorful perennials and shrubs, including iris, laurel, hostas, astilbe and huge rhododendrons.
Originally settled in 1762, Blue Hill remains a remarkably unspoiled year-round community with a rich history of ship-building and granite quarrying. The Blue Hill Peninsula has been home to generations of summer visitors and offers excellent restaurants, a variety of shopping, and numerous musical and theatrical groups. The Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club and the Blue Hill Country Club, both private clubs, offer numerous recreational opportunities, and are very nearby to Quarry Point. Acadia National Park is about 35 miles from the property. Bangor and its international airport are within an hour’s drive, and additional air service is available at the Bar Harbor Airport, 30 minutes away.