Perfect Nature Lover's Retreat! Solar powered, providing independence of the grid and power outages. Timber frame open plan 2 bedroom home (28' x 36') set on a stunning piece of land consisting of 10 acres of mature forest and 900' lake frontage on peaceful Trues Pond in Montville, Maine. This pond covers 171 acres and abounds with wildlife including loons, otters, beavers, eagles, ospreys and turtles. A 30' dock is a delightful spot to enjoy the morning sun or jump into a kayak for a paddle. Well insulated, very easy to heat and flooded with sunlight in the winter. A big overhang on the south side keeps the interior cool and shady in the summer while allowing plenty of winter sunlight to flood in. The master bedroom is positioned in the coolest NE corner while allowing morning views of the lake. Cathedral ceilings in most rooms give the home the spacious feeling of a much larger house. Kitchen and living room combined on south side (14' x 28'), beautiful light and lots of windows including 2 skylights. Featured 1924 Glenwood gas cook stove. Small office area, with skylight, (8' x 10') on east side opening onto screen porch (8' x 12'), the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, warm even on winter mornings. Master bedroom 12' x 14') in coolest NE corner. Bedroom 2 on the west side (10' x 10'). Car port (16' 20') on north side with main entryway into mud room (14' 6'). Cathedral ceilings in bedroom, living room/kitchen and bathroom (8' x 10'), featuring a claw foot tub, skylight and washer. There is a 31' x 4' central hallway and generous attic storage over the mud room, 2nd bedroom and closet. Deciduous trees offer shade on hot summer days and allow the winter sun to stream into the living room and kitchen. 4" rigid insulation all around has created an easily heated home. A wood stove provides a central feature in the living room and easily heats the whole house. There is also a propane boiler providing domestic hot water and radiant heat in the slab throughout the house. An inverter supplies the house which is wired for 110V. Washer and Vestfrost refrigerator. There is a 'phone line and internet access from this.
An impressive cliff with caves may be viewed from the living room. Perennial gardens are planted close to house, blending into woodland. There are masses of spring bulbs and raised beds for vegetables. The home was custom built in 2007. Here is the blog written while building. http://house.dolphin-designs.com/ The natural woodland abounds with rare ladyslipper orchids, painted trilliums and delicious edible mushrooms (such as black trumpets and oyster mushrooms). This home is perfect for someone who desires a peaceful and simple life surrounded by wildlife or as a vacation getaway. Solar power offering independence and a composting toilet for minimal environmental impact. Planning allows building of an additional vacation cottage on the property, but no subdividing permitted, maintaining privacy. Private water and sewer. Grid power is available at the end of the drive should it be desired. While enjoying peace and tranquility, the home is located 30 minutes from lovely Camden Harbor, 25 minutes from Belfast, 45 minutes from Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum), Augusta and Waterville. Knox County Regional airport is 45 minutes away, Bangor International Airport 1 1/4 hours and Portland 1 1/2 hours. $225,000 Sensible offers invited.
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