ARROWSIC – Seven is a magic number, and this splendid Joseph Tara-designed single-level home on almost five wonderfully private waterfront acres is one of only seven properties at Mill Island Estates. Despite its name, the enclave is road-accessible. And despite the sweet Maine-coast seclusion, and the unspoiled, on-high views out over the Back River and the Sassanoa River, the house is just 10 minutes from historic Bath.

Nearly every window enjoys those views, a highlight of which is a tiny jewel of an island a short paddle away from these 600 feet of frontage. Note, too, that this property shares a deep-water dock nearby; and among its many amenities, includes a 42-foot indoor lap pool in a cedar-paneled room that also has a spa tub and an open shower.

The lap pool room is in the south wing, just off and in-law/guest suite/apartment so complete, it has a jet tub in the bath and a charming kitchenette in an enclosure in the living room (or second bedroom) which opens out to a two-level brick patio. Here and throughout, built-ins and closets are generous, often in combination, but also in the long hallways with art-display shelving beneath the skylight, and desks and more in both offices (the house would be ideal for a person or couple working at home).

In this 5,580-square-foot home, entertaining spaces are extensive, and include a deck accessed from both the sunken living room and a delightful, heated sun room; an open dining room with Euro-minimalist character; and a library/den that shares a two-sided brick fireplace with the living room. The new, chef’s kitchen (by Wiebke and Steven Theodore) features Corian counters and stainless Bosch appliances, except for the side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master suite occupies its own, 760-square-foot-wing – not counting its deck, but counting the marble bathroom and a galley dressing room with 12 feet of floor-to-ceiling built-ins, and a trio of walk-in closets.

Updates include a new Viessmann boiler providing multiple-zone heat, and a pair of new oil tanks. The passage to the utility room is lined with wood shelving, for all the storage one could want.

The home at 105 Mill Island Road, Arrowsic, is listed at $1.295 million by Andrea Galuza of RE/MAX Riverside in Topsham, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Andrea at 319-7811; 751-9701, or at [email protected].


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Photos by Derek Davis.

Home staging by Kate Lowry Designs.

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