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Barb Russo
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty
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23 Bowen Road
Kittery, ME 03904

$2,895,000
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Saltwater breezes blow across a lupine-painted meadow and out to sea. An artist pauses his brush to let the clouds pass over Whaleback Light, as a tiny white boat sails across the river. The Isles of Shoals hovers on the horizon in the summer sun...
$2,895,000
4
Bedrooms
2
Full Baths
1,704 Sq Ft.
Interior
.85 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1790
Year Built
1532539
Web Id
1532539
MLS ID
Kittery
School District
This Property is Currently Contract Pending

About 23 Bowen Road

Saltwater breezes blow across a lupine-painted meadow and out to sea. An artist pauses his brush to let the clouds pass over Whaleback Light, as a tiny white boat sails across the river. The Isles of Shoals hovers on the horizon in the summer sun while fox kits play in the grass. These are stolen moments in time, captured, at the historic Maine home and studio of the late painter Russell Cheney and his partner, F.O. Mathiessen. For the first time in over 100 years, this quintessential 1790 Maine Coast Cottage is available to the public, having been lovingly cared for by family and friends since the turn of the Century. This truly special home retains almost all of it's original charm in cozy rooms, with original mantles, doors, wide plank floors, a perfect screen porch, and views of the water from every room. The first floor includes 2 bedrooms with a joined full bath and laundry, and sitting room with a woodstove and unobstructed views out to sea. The cottage kitchen has plenty of storage, and the dining room provides an intimate gathering space for a candlelight dinner. The library offers a quiet office nook. Tucked into the second floor are 2 more bedrooms with waterviews, a full bath with clawfoot tub and a den. The detached artist studio is flooded with light, and retains a stunning hearth with a woodstove and plenty of space to create, host guests, have game night and more. The landscape has been kept as a natural meadow, with mature fruit trees & mowed paths down to the waters edge. There is a small beach at lower tides, perfect for launching a kayak or your dingy to your boat mooring. A dock may be possible with town approval. While this 18th Century home would likely benefit from 21st Century updates, its past deserves a future steward with a preservationist heart that appreciates the simple pleasures to be found here, just as artists and writers have delighted in her spirit for Centuries with pure inspiration that can only be felt in such a magical place.

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty

Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Storage
  • Storage / Out-building(s)
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Dryer Included
  • Steam Shower
  • Wood Heating

features

cooling
Electric, Oil
lot description
Waterfront
Additional Listing Type
In Contract

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Amenities
1st Floor Bedroom, 1st Floor Primary Bedroom w/Bath, Bathtub, Laundry - 1st Floor, Out Building, Porch-Screened, Shower, Storage
Appliances
Dishwasher, Dryer, Electric Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Basement
Unfinished
Fireplace Info
2
Garage Info
Yes
Heating
Forced Air, Stove
Location
Near Country Club, Near Golf Course, Near Public Beach, Near Shopping, Near Town, Near Turnpike/Interstate, Neighborhood
Parking Description
1 - 4 Spaces
Sewer
Public Sewer
Style
Cape
View
Scenic
Water
Public
Waterfront
Yes

EXTERIOR

Construction
Wood Frame
Exterior Features
Clapboard
Roofing
Shingle

INTERIOR

Flooring
Wood
Rooms
9
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty
Legacy Sotheby’s International Realty is your destination for luxury real estate listings. This property for Sale at 23 Bowen Road, Kittery, Maine 03904 United States is a Single Family Homes with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and partial baths. It is located in , Kittery, Maine, and is in the 03904 zip/post code area. This home of 1,704 Sq.Ft. was built in 1790 and is on a .85 Acres lot. Legacy Sotheby’s International Realty also has property listings in cities near Kittery, including New Castle, Portsmouth and Newcastle. If you would like more information about this home for Sale at 23 Bowen Road, Kittery, Maine 03904 United States or would like to schedule a showing, contact the agent listed above for more information. You may also sign in, create an account, and save this listing for later reference by using icons at the top of this page.
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Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty

Barb Russo
  • Real Estate Professional
2 City Center
Portland, ME 04101
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty
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