The porch is not included in the total 7,600 square feet of living space provided by this gorgeous oceanfront manor, built in 2015 on Littlejohn Island. But it’s as appealing as any of the interior’s rooms, during summer on the Maine coast.

The porch looks out along the 16+ acre property’s own peninsula with 1,740 feet of shorefront, to Moshier Island and Little Moshier and the blue Casco Bay waters. You are very likely to see the osprey who nests on the little island at the tip of the peninsula. (At low tide you can walk to the island, which is part of the property.)

At a symmetrical 400 square feet, the porch offers a perfect venue for fine-weather dining and entertaining, one enhanced by the adjacent 1,200 square feet of terrace, and the Roman-ended inground pool a few steps below.

The porch’s design and details share that classical elegance and simplicity, just as its natural materials complement the setting. The flooring is bluestone, and the stone of the floor-to-ceiling fireplace (which stands back-to-back with its counterpart in the great room) is from Bowdoinham. Three rocks jut out from the chimney like little shelves.

Views are unimpeded by screens or window frames. Caps on the low walls are solid mahogany, like the home’s doors. They weather beautifully and will last indefinitely. Above crown moldings, the ceiling is mahogany, too, and like the walls’ interior, beadboard, in a graceful allusion to traditional cottage character.

There’s plenty of space to furnish as one wishes, or not, for dining, reading, conversation and contemplation. A whole-house system supplies music.

The property at 350 Pemasong Lane, Littlejohn Island, Yarmouth, is offered for sale at $4.387¬†million by Sue Girouard of L&S Realty (846-3294, 233-4913, [email protected]); and Linda MacDonald of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty¬†(749-1215, [email protected]).

 

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Courtesy photos.