Just past the bridge over Blue Hill’s scenic reversing falls, a private drive leads to the serene refuge, Ebb & Flow. Set amid 12.4± wooded acres with 994± frontage on Salt Pond, this custom sophisticated, Shingle-style house enjoys constantly changing vistas driven by tides twice a day, four seasons a year. The calm waters of slack tide are perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing and tide-pooling. When the tide changes direction, ripples churn the waters of Blue Hill Bay into rapids and a standing wave attracts eagles and seals as well as white water enthusiasts.
Designed by Elliott and Elliott, the elegant main residence is a respectful deference to the history of the property while embracing the essence of new. The inviting entry foyer’s barrel-vaulted cedar ceiling with subtle up-lighting introduces the bright, open living and kitchen area with a stunning dormered cathedral cedar ceiling and gorgeous freshwater stone fireplace. Sets of French doors lead to the expansive sunny Douglas Fir deck continuing the see-through-to-nature and facing west for spectacular sunsets. From here, massive granite steps lead past perennial gardens with ferns and cattails to the sandy beach. The beautiful red birch screened-in porch has another freshwater stone fireplace and long eaves for cozy, relaxed rainy days. An uninterrupted central Marinace polished stone counter island offers versatility for eating, cooking, entertaining, or working, and there is a separate dining room and office, too. Overlooking it all is contemplative loft suitable for either yoga or play. The Master Suite has a cedar ceiling with water views, a soaking tub and separate, spacious walk-in shower. Another bedroom has a foyer with a full bath and a pocket door turns it into a private suite. Radiant heat floors throughout, on-demand hot water, generator, and a conveniently located limestone and travertine pebble dog wash in the mudroom are all considerate design details enhancing the year-round comfort. On the water’s edge is a rustic bathhouse with a grandfathered footprint ready for a modern purpose, as well as the property’s original garage and a writer’s cabin.
Only four miles from the village, Ebb & Flow is a picturesque bike, run or stroll into town past beautiful Conary Cove and down Parker Point Lane, home to clubs for sailing, golf and tennis. An excellent library, co-op, restaurants, galleries, and schools are lively year-round with even more to offer in the summer months. Located just forty minutes from Bar Harbor’s airport and one hour from Bangor International.
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