PINE POINT, SCARBOROUGH – Just as Mount Desert Island has its “quiet side,” away from the tourist bustle of Bar Harbor, so too does Pine Point have a lesser-known haven, tucked in past the breakwater that sets off the busy beach. Here on the broad Scarborough River side is a relaxed, walkable, low-traffic waterfront enclave whose serene views are gently soundtracked by bird song, breezes, and the evocative thrum of slow-moving lobster boats.

This peaceful panorama widens before you when you step into the living room of this classic, clapboard-and shingle seaside home, whose every room (except one upstairs bath) provides water views, and which was designed to maximize enjoyment of the seaside setting, while ensuring privacy. And the property’s 100 feet of frontage is ready for a dock.

Behind the prow-like deck, and behind a 40-foot expanse of windows, the open-concept living room/great rooms includes a sitting area with an open-corner gas fireplace; central dining space, and behind a half-wall, a renovated, gourmet kitchen with six-burner gas range and a double oven. Bright seagrass accents complement the sea-foam wall color. To one side, a delightful three-season sunroom faces the blue water, and opens to expertly manicured gardens and lawn.

The first level also has a pantry with laundry; a full, “beach” bathroom; and a large office/study (or, bedroom). Flooring is wideboard maple, cherry-tinted. Upstairs, bedrooms two and three are served by another full bath, and the master suite’s layout mirrors the main-level floor plan, with a balcony off the huge bedroom, and a gorgeous, six-facility bathroom with jetted tub above the sun room.

The daylight, walkout section of the lower level consists of a carpeted family room almost eye-level with lawn and river; plus a half-bath, a multipurpose/crafts area, and a long utility room (heat is four-zone).

The home at 18 River Sands Drive, Pine Point, is listed at $1.375 million by Sandra Hawkes of Keller Williams Realty. Please contact Sandra at 671-7880 or at sandrahawkes

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Photos by Lynn Dube, Wave5 Productions.

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