8 Wheelwright Way
Mount Desert
Active Residential Single Family Residence MLS# 1463432
  • Type: Single Family Residence
  • Year Built: 1938
  • 14 Rooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,597 SqFt
  • 2.2 Acres
  • Waterbody: Atlantic Ocean
  • Waterbody Type: Ocean
  • Waterfront Owned: 365 Ft
Listed By:
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

Crow's Nest is an exceptionally rare waterfront offering, never having been to market. It is one of a few residential homes in Maine designed by Philadelphia architect Edmund Gilchrist. The strategically located 2.2 acre property offers absolute privacy. This 1938 shingle-style 6-bedroom/5-bath cottage was masterfully designed, built, and positioned at the water's edge to allow the formal floor plan to interact with the natural world surrounding it. A remarkable Music Room on the west side of the home completes this large residence where musical performances have taken place over the last 80 years. With over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space placed just a few feet from the shore, Crow's Nest stands alone in its proximity to the water. This historic cottage offers unobstructed water views of the Eastern Way, Bear Island, and the Western Way. 365' of private shorefront are a mix of accessible cobblestone beach and bold rock outcroppings. A detached 2-car garage, mooring, and deeded, shared dock are also included.

  • Style Shingle Style
  • Year Built 1938
  • Lot Size 2.2 acres
  • SQFT Finished Above Grade 4597
  • County Hancock
  • City Mount Desert
  • Zone SR2
  • Site Level, Open, Wooded
  • Location Near Country Club, Near Town
  • Restrictions No Restrictions
  • Water Frontage Yes
  • Water Frontage Owned 365 Ft.
  • Water Body Type Ocean
  • Water Body Name Atlantic Ocean
  • Recreational Water Access Boat Mooring,Deeded,Dock,Oceanfront,Waterfront Deep,Waterfront Tidal
  • Seasonal No
  • Full Tax Amount $31,120.00
  • Tax Year 2020
  • Rooms 14
  • Baths Total 5
  • Baths Full 3
  • Baths Half 2
  • Basement Partial, Slab, Unfinished, Walkout Access
  • Amenities Attic, Bathtub, Deck, Elevator Passenger, Laundry - 1st Floor, Pantry, Patio, Porch, Storage
  • Appliances Included Dishwasher, Dryer, Electric Range, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Equipment Internet Access Available
  • Construction Wood Frame
  • Exterior Shingle Siding
  • Color Grey
  • Foundation Materials Granite, Poured Concrete
  • Basement Partial, Slab, Unfinished, Walkout Access
  • Roof Other, Shingle, Wood
  • Floors Other, Wood
  • Heat System Forced Air
  • Heat Fuel Oil
  • Gas No Gas
  • Water Heater Oil
  • Cooling None
  • Electric Circuit Breakers
  • Water Private, Well Existing on Site
  • Waste Water Disposal Other
  • Driveway Gravel
  • Vehicle Storage 2 Car, Detached, Off Street Parking
  • Parking 5 - 10 Spaces
  • Roads Private
  • Transportation Deep Water Access, Major Road Access, Near Airport