Built in 1902 by Cyrus Porter Brown, this charming shingle-style cottage has been expanded and completely renovated to the highest standards. Located on desirable upper Bay View Street in Camden, the 7085± sq. ft. house includes four bedrooms and beautiful living rooms with the finest finishes and many charming original architectural details, including romantic turreted rooms, leaded glass windows, and eight fireplaces. Covered porches surround the house and offer wonderful outdoor living areas.
The three-story residence features generously proportioned rooms, top-notch systems, and quality craftsmanship. The formal entry opens onto a grand living room that features beamed ceilings, built-in window seats, cypress trim including beaded wainscoting, and a formal staircase leading to the second floor. The adjacent library (also finished in cypress) offers access to the turreted screen porch and a private courtyard. Pocket doors provide privacy for the dining room, which offers such architectural details as Greek columns, a brick fireplace, and built-in window seats. The gourmet kitchen has polished marble countertops. A comfortable family room is warmed by a brick fireplace and opens to the courtyard via French doors.
There are four bedrooms and three baths on the second floor, including a private guest suite. The third floor offers children’s playrooms and room for an office/studio, and exercise area. This year-round house is fully heated and air-conditioned, and all systems and mechanicals are impeccable. A separate guest house provides private accommodations, and a historic boat barn/garage is also included. The grounds cover 4.06± attractively landscaped acres, with lawns, granite outcroppings, perennial beds, flowering shrubs, and specimen trees.
Features & Equipment
First Floor: Mudroom with original soapstone sink with cast iron stand and oak counters
Family Room with built-in shelves and cabinets, French doors to courtyard, recessed lighting, crown molding detail and brick fireplace.
Kitchen with green marble countertops, Wolf six burner gas range and griddle, bay window and exterior door to covered porch
Pantry with built-in glass cabinets
Dining Room with original maple floor, built-in window seats, original built-in glass cabinets and brick fireplace
Living Room with beamed ceiling, stone fireplace, beaded wainscoting, Dutch door to covered porch with leaded side lights, alcove with built-in wondw seats, cypress trim and formal stairway to second floor with coat closet unders stairs
Library with stone fireplace, built-in bookshelves, closet an French doors to courtyard and porch
Screened Octagonal Porch
Second Floor: Master Suite with Bedroom with brick fireplace and turreted room; Dressing Room with built-in shelving, closet and ship's ladder to third floor; Bath with marble tile, Kohler tub, double sinks, shower with marble tile, fir wainscoting, custom fir medicine cabinets, diamond patterned window panes and in-floor radiant heat; Bedroom with brick fireplace
Bedroom with brick fireplace
Bath with antique marble floor tiles and double sinks
Third Floor: Playroom with skylights, eyebrow windows, diamond patterned window panes and painted wood floor
Balcony overlooking courtyard
Four additional rooms
Basement is full-sized with poured concrete floor, tunnel to well and bulkhead
Guest Cottage with bedroom, kitchenette and bath with shower
Garage is insulated and heated with Rinnai direct-vent propane heater with storage on second floor
Heat: Radiant (first floor and all second floor baths); hot water baseboard on second and third floors. Buderus oil-fired boiler
Water: Drilled well. Amtrol boilermate. Domestic water booster, Maclean water filtration system