CIRCA road trip! We were thrilled to be invited by @themainehousehunt to experience the architecture and scenery of this Vinalhaven, Maine, house first-hand. Take it from us, the house glows from within thanks to the warm wood that covers the entire interior. Waking up to the sound of Maine waters lapping the rocks is the icing on the old house cake!
From the CIRCA listing:
Starboard Rock is an idyllic waterfront property on Vinalhaven with 3.71± acres and 297± feet of shorefront on Winter Harbor and stunning views towards East Penobscot Bay looking onto Stonington and Acadia National Park. The property includes a Mid-Century Modern home originally designed by architect Norman Klein of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It has been thoughtfully renovated and features mahogany windows, cherry paneled walls and floors, a walnut entry door and cabinets, and a 60” Lacanche entertaining range. The home is sited on smooth granite cliffs with areas of lawn and gardens, moss-covered ledge and mature trees. The property includes a small island, a private pocket beach framed by dramatic granite outcroppings, and access to a shared deep-water dock in the warm waters of Murch’s Cove. The property is surrounded by conserved land and is adjacent to the Starboard Rock Sanctuary.
Originally built in 1969, the home has been fully renovated and winterized with radiant heat.
Three-bedrooms with one-and-a-half baths.
Thoughtfully conceived interior spaces feature new cherry paneled walls and floors with original Douglas fir exposed beams, and newly paneled fir cathedral ceilings throughout.
Sleek and comfortable living room with high ceilings, large windows and a slate wood-burning fireplace.
Eat-in kitchen with handmade custom Walnut cabinets, paneled Subzero refrigerator and 60-inch Lacanche entertaining range. All highlighted by 18th century English reproduction tiles that were hand painted in Portugal.
Comfortable and cozy bedrooms, each with lovely views of the water, offer a quiet retreat.
Two decks, one on each side of the house, ideal for summer entertaining.
Stunning views across Winter Harbor towards East Penobscot Bay looking back on Stonington, Acadia National Park, the Hen Islands and Penobscot Island.
Property includes a .75± acre private island, known as Little Western Island, located a stone’s throw from the house and featuring groomed walking trails and excellent views in all directions.