The historic “Bird Cottage” was originally built in 1926 as a rustic summer retreat for prominent Rockland, Maine, resident Alan Bird. Perfectly situated amidst the rolling hills of a former blueberry farm atop Dodge’s Mountain, the Bird Cottage...
The historic “Bird Cottage” was originally built in 1926 as a rustic summer retreat for prominent Rockland, Maine, resident Alan Bird. Perfectly situated amidst the rolling hills of a former blueberry farm atop Dodge’s Mountain, the Bird Cottage commands stunning views over the city and bay of Rockland, as well as entire reaches of Penobscot Bay -- from Blue Hill and Mount Desert, to Vinalhaven and Isle au Haut, and the distant off-shore islands of the Matinicus group. Spectacular sunrises greet every day of the year. Cooled in the summer by its airy hilltop location, and warmed in the winter by its open easterly exposure, the Bird Cottage remains comfortable and energy-efficient all year round. Rural and private, yet just a short distance from the shoreline, all of the conveniences of the Camden/Rockport/Rockland area are only minutes from the door. A more perfect situation would be exceptionally hard to find.
In 2007, the Bird Cottage was lovingly restored and expanded by its current owners as a private year-round residence. From the outset of the project their goal was to create an inviting family compound that retained the rustic, yet elegant, style of the original cottage. Today, the Bird Cottage stands in testament to the success of this venture, it is a place that embodies the essence of Maine’s historic Rusticator movement of the 1920s, but with all of the comforts and conveniences of up-to-date modern amenities. Among the cottage’s notable amenities are:
· Incredible views over Mid-Coast Maine and the Atlantic Ocean
· 4.5 acres with mature landscaping, woods, lawns, meadows, and berry brambles
· Buildings include: main house, detached garage, barn with loft, garden and wood sheds
· Roofed, fieldstone outside kitchen with bake oven, stainless-steel BBQ grill, and 4-foot-wide fireplace with crane.
· Metal standing-seam roof and hand-split cedar shingle siding on the main buildings
· 3 bedroom suites with full baths (1 up; 2 down), each with independent access and private outside sitting areas (a den and half-bath can also serve as a 4th sleeping area).
· Open-plan chef’s kitchen, adjacent to a large family dining area.