BRIDGTON – For the past 70 years, these 60-plus acres on the west shore of one of Maine’s finest lakes have been home to a family compound. Now, the Estates at Long Lake presents a rare opportunity to own here and to enjoy Maine lakefront living at its best.

The primary property is a 3,049-square-foot seasonal lodge on 10 acres, a lakefront classic built in 1934, that comes with 722 feet of frontage, including 200 feet of sandy beach, and both a stone dock and a boathouse. From here there are marvelous views across to the Naples and Harrison shorelines, and far up the length of the 11-mile lake to the hills beyond Waterford.

The lodge is one of five properties offered for sale here. (A sixth has just gone under contract.) There are in addition three parcels ranging from five-plus to 11.8 -plus acres, and averaging 300 feet of lakefront; and adjacent to the lodge, a four-season home built in 1975, whose 301 feet on the water include sandy beach.

Perched high above the lake, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home on 7.8 acres has splendid views, and a stone fireplace. It is priced at $699,900. Building lot prices begin at $299,900.

The centerpiece of the lodge is a huge, two-section, high-paneled great room, with a 12-feet-wide stone fireplace that soars 16 feet to the cathedral ceiling. A horseshoe-shaped bar with sink sets off a dining area the size of a medium restaurant; truly, the space presents any number of floor plan/entertaining options. These of course extend to the lake-facing porches, one of which is screened.

The kitchen is seriously oversized and has been updated (note the big work/dining island with Jenn-Air cooktop) although not recently. A great vintage touch is the six-foot, cast-iron cookstove, Boston-built in 1903.

There’s a half-bath handy, and a mudroom/equipment room for people entering from the boathouse. In the three-bedroom, 1.5 north wing, two bedrooms have delightful niches with built-ins; the master bedroom has a stone fireplace.

The lodge comes with a trio of outbuildings: the wood-frame, concrete-foundation boathouse; a small changing room; and a two-bedroom bunkhouse, with bath and screen porch.

The lodge, 50 Herbeth Lane, Bridgton, is listed for sale at $1.8 million by Sue Girouard of L&S Realty in Yarmouth, and with the other four available properties, is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange viewings, please contact Sue at 233-4319 or at [email protected].


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Staff photos by Derek Davis

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