BROWNFIELD – “The perfect combination of luxury and rusticity,” this gated-entrance private estate offers the very finest of the Maine outdoors and its recreational opportunities. (And it is only two hours from Boston.)

Woods: Here are more than 170 acres of them, with trails; almost 150 acres are in tree growth. Waters: Sixty acres of heart-shaped forest is embraced by a mile of frontage, some of it sandy-beach, on the Saco River. Mountains? Several renowned ski areas are nearby. So is Fryeburg Academy.

Or, stay home here at Saco River Ranch and enjoy exploring your own trails, on snowshoes or cross-country skis, or on horseback – the property has a fully equipped, four-stall barn, just across a front lawn that’s been reinforced so that a helipad can be added.

The master-crafted, red-cedar-log home began as a vision – a house that would complement the wild beauty of its Western Maine surroundings – and took two years to build. “There are ‘miles’ of radiant heat,” listing broker Rita Feeney commented during a recent showing, and in this 6,000-square-foot house, she was only slightly exaggerating.

High points of an interior whose wood is richly aromatic include a towering, 38-foot central chimney of stone (from the site) with fireplaces in both the great room and in the loft above; a 900-square-foot master suite; and a state-of-the-art cook’s kitchen.

The home also has great commercial potential. Possibilities include a corporate retreat, a wedding venue or a B&B, a top-end hunting/fishing facility, a corporate retreat, and certainly a “glamping” (glamor camping) destination.


Previously listed for sale at $2.7 million, the estate at 283 Wakefield Road, Brownfield, will sell Without Reserve, in cooperation with Rita, of F.O. Bailey Real Estate, via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace. Bids are expected to start at $450,000. Annual taxes are $8,111 (2017).

The online auction begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. For more information and to register to bid or pre-bid, please visit:

To contact Rita Feeney, call 781-111 or 317-0228 or e-mail To contact Concierge Auctions project manager Jodi Fillmore, please call 212-257-5649, 208-721-0805, or e-mail


Photos by Michael Eric Bérubé,, and Steve Girard, The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Send feature home suggestions to

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