OCEAN POINT, EAST BOOTHBAY – Ocean Point, part of the town of Boothbay and adjacent to the Harbor, is a Maine coastal enclave of wonderful traditional character, and this property embodies that special aura.

Built in 1895, the winterized cottage is among Ocean Point’s small percentage of year-round homes, and is one short block from walkable Shore Road’s two-mile stretch of unimpeded ocean views.

Today, this is a legacy property, one with family-compound potential. The former carriage house is now a single-level guest house whose approximately 1,200 square feet offer not only a spacious suite, but also a former general store facility that invites conversion.

The classic, clapboard, 2,344-square foot cottage was recently modernized, with great fidelity to its vintage aesthetic. In the living room, newer, horizontal paneling flanks the original brick fireplace, which has a wood stove insert. The circular rings on the wide-pine flooring mark where pickle barrels stood in the store decades ago.

The adjacent custom, cook’s kitchen is a gem. A family-sized banquette has been added. Stainless appliances include a four-burner-plus gas cooktop; the sink is soapstone, and oversized; surfaces are matte-finish granite.

The deep, 84-foot wraparound porch adds considerable living/dining/relaxing space, and shades the home from intense sun without sacrificing light, thanks to the addition of two skylights.

The three-bedroom second story includes a beautifully appointed master suite, whose windows provide panoramic ocean views.

Over-the-rooftops prospects of the Atlantic are also enthralling from the top level; the former attic has been transformed into a cottage-character haven of a family/multipurpose room, bright with beadboard and abundant built-ins. There’s an office space, and through an arch, an ocean-facing sitting area.

Note that the property comes with a mooring at Card Cove, less than a half-mile away, off the dock near the Ocean Point Inn.

The home at 26 High St., Ocean Point, East Boothbay, is listed at $499,900 by Harrison Wolfington of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. Annual taxes are $2,765. Please contact Harrison at 592-8844 or at [email protected]

Photos by Mike McDougal, www.mainehomephotography.com.

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