THE CARETAKER’S COTTAGE

words SCOTT HORTY, president Camden Real Estate Company
photography CHRIS BROWN

Once part of a summer farmstead called Seabrook Farm, the Caretaker’s Cottage was in fact just that—a stable that still maintains the remnants of stalls in a portion of what was originally the barn and sleeping quarters for the summer help.

The original farm stretched from Camden Hills State Park at the rear of the property to Penobscot Bay and ran alongside the brook on the property, hence the name Seabrook Farm.

Within Caretaker’s Cottage, the hayloft was converted into a stunning great room with vaulted ceilings, a wall of windows looking at Penobscot Bay and a huge fieldstone fireplace. This is an ideal space for relaxing, playing games or just resting in front of the fire.

The house has many reproduced features and original built-ins from the turn of the 1900s. The open living and dining room space on the first floor has a wood-burning fireplace as does the master bedroom suite above. The cook’s kitchen, with formal and informal pantries, is a great place to gather and eat. The kitchen also opens to a deck off the back of the house with a gazebo and an in-deck hot tub.

A large media room opens off the kitchen and additional seasonal rooms continue throughout the balance of the first floor in what was the original barn. An additional bedroom suite at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom, along with two other bedrooms centrally located off of a shared bath, complete the second floor of the house.

The entrance to the property is on a private drive that crosses the brook as it approaches the house. The grounds are a mix of woodlands and fields, including gardens around the house and a separate vegetable garden. Two sides of the property abut Camden Hills State Park, which provides a great deal of privacy for the property with its convenient proximity to Camden and Belfast.

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The Caretaker's Cottage features:
4 bedrooms
3 full, 2 half baths
5,898 square feet
11.6 acres
MLS#: 1462135

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