The Maine Adventure

The Property
The Site...  Landscaping... Outside Design... The Natural Environment...
TheCape
Gentle Demolition...  Moving the Barn...  Moving the Cape...  Reconnecting the Cape...  The Cape Renovation... Becoming a B&B...
The Farmhouse
Prepping for the Farmhouse...Modular Farmhouse & Stick-built Garage...Farmhouse Interior...
The Homer Jones Barn
The original Homer Jones Barn...The new HJ Barn...Homer Barn Interior...Owner's Quarters


The Heroes-My Working Partners...  The Gallery... The Retreats... The Destination Weddings
 

 

The Original Site

I’ve been saving for my ‘dream house’ for 40 years.
After a five year search through waterfront properties in CT, the Adirondacks, MA, NH and finally ME, this was the property that offered the combination of things I'd been seeking.

The setting is idyllic with fields, woods, old stone walls, apple trees, lilac trees and many perennial gardens. There's lots of land, facing west for sunsets, on the protected waterfront of Maine and with a big freshwater pond. The whole lot sits atop Maine ledge, which is sculpted to fall gently towards the water.

 It's in an area where I hope to be able to offer weekend and week-long retreats that combine personal growth, spirituality and 'back to nature' events, including hiking, paddling and exploring the nearby Botanical Gardens. I also hope to develop a life coaching and psychotherapy practice and have a gallery where I will sell jewelry, paintings and photographs. See Bold Colorful Life for more detail.  Boothbay Harbor is a big tourist draw, and it’s just down the road.

And there are natural bonuses: 13 preserves for hiking within 10 miles---5 within 5 miles---one within 1/2 mile; a major Botanical Garden within 5 miles; kayaking possibilities in rivers and lakes and the Atlantic. The Rockland/Camden area and Freeport shopping are within an hour's drive in either direction; and my favorite Maine park, Acadia National Park is two hours or so. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island, both favorite parts of Canada, are nearby too……..

 

 

 

The House from the River

The River from the House

The Current Site

 

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