BAR HARBOR – Here in the heart of this renowned oceanfront town on Mount Desert Island is a versatile property of great character.

A handsome Victorian, built as a single-family home in 1900, the property for some years operated as The Ridgeway, an inn/B&B. Guests suites, including Rose Briar, Stanwood and Schoodic Head, bore the names of local shingle-style landmark cottages.

Today, the property could once again be an inn, or overflow quarters for another inn nearby. The location is central, on a quiet, one-way street lined with architecturally distinctive homes of similar vintage. The property is with easy walking distance of all downtown restaurants and shops, the waterfront, and the Shoreline Path, and a short hop to Acadia National Park.

And of course the location is every bit as desirable for anyone seeking a single-family home on the Maine coast.

Behind the deep front porch is a welcoming foyer, complete with wood stove, and a cool little Dutch-doored office. Through big, pocket doors, there’s a parlor with a wood-burning fireplace; the adjacent dining room also has a fireplace. The two-section kitchen comes with a bonus/dining room plus pocket-doored half-bath, and is beautifully updated. Stainless appliances include a gas range.

There are three second-floor suites, and two on the top level, including the spacious, updated master with its signature arched window.

Attractive landscaping and hardscaping – the 0.10-acre lot is fronted by big planters built into the stone wall – add to the home’s appeal.

In addition to workshop, laundry and room, the basement has finished space with owner’s quarters potential. The carpeted lounge/media room would serve well as a bedroom; off a central open space, there’s a full bath with a jetted tub.

The property at 11 High St., Bar Harbor, will be sold at an on-site auction at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Annual taxes are $5,644 (2017). For more information, please contact Keenan Auction Company at 885-5100 or [email protected], and see Auction 17-223 at


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