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Located in the heart of Rockport with commanding views of Rockport Harbor, the village and the Camden Hills, this top-quality, contemporary residence presides in a prominent hillside location. The main house, a historic Methodist church dating back to 1875, was transformed into a unique modern residence by Nancy Talbot, the founder of Talbots clothing stores, and designed by well-known Massachusetts based architect Lawrence Cheng. The current owners purchased the landmark property in 1998 and have continued to tastefully renovate and expand the residence creating a sophisticated, private sanctuary in a convenient location with a beautiful, natural setting - urban luxury in a seaside village.

  • Excellent village setting with .87± acres and panoramic views, the house has 9,500± square feet of living space over four stories, all accessed by an elevator, and highlighted by bright, open living spaces enhanced by historic-arched windows and top-quality materials
  • The main living space has up to four bedrooms, each with private bath, plus two half baths; and the spacious master bedroom has a luxurious renovated bathroom including a gas-burning fireplace, a large walk-in closet and access to a harbor-view deck
  • Centrally located living room is the anchor of the house with soaring nineteen-foot ceilings and cathedral-style windows as well as a wood-burning fireplace
  • The gourmet kitchen/great room, expertly renovated and expanded in 2017, features professional Wolf and Subzero stainless-steel appliances, a spacious kitchen island with leathered granite countertop, a six-foot, custom-built linear propane fireplace, elaborate butler’s pantry, full size wine cooler and Wood-Mode custom cabinetry
  • Two-bedroom, two-bath in-law apartment, also renovated in 2017, has a spacious kitchen and pantry and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround. The apartment has its own private entrance, private driveway, deck and laundry
  • Large, private study designed for professionals or running a business with fiber optic broadband (one-Gbps) internet access, a speed rarely found in Maine, available throughout the house wirelessly and hard-wired in the great room
  • Heat pumps provide air conditioning in the master, one guest bedroom, the kitchen, family room and pantry and there are thirteen skylights that open automatically to improve air flow
  • There are three exterior decks, each at a different level, accessed by floor-to-ceiling glass doors offering beautiful views of the village and harbor and two intimate patios, perfect for watching sunsets over the harbor around a firepit
  • Professionally maintained and irrigated landscaping with colorful and fragrant hillside gardens, a Japanese garden
  • Attached two-car garage and an additional one-car garage plus an exercise room, utility room, mudroom with built-in dog shower, whole-home generator and the elevator are some of the appealing amenities that contribute to the refined function of the house

Property Details

ME1732
Contemporary
Knox
Joseph Sortwell

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