Maine News,  Media Feature,  Orland Maine Real Estate Features “Floating Boulder” Wilderness Estate in Unique Homes Column has profiled our extraordinary listing, the 483-acre Floating Boulder wilderness estate on a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor represented by Elizabeth Banwell, in its “Unique Homes” column.

Learn more in the excerpt from the story below:

It doesn’t get much more secluded than this private wilderness retreat in Orland, ME.

Listed for $10 million, this luxury spread has 483.5 acres to explore. Designed for nearly year-round living, the lakefront property offers 1.5 miles of breathtaking shoreline, including a private cove for swimming. With five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for family and friends.

The 6,683-square-foot main house was built by one of the state’s top architects, with careful attention to detail throughout.

“The current owner bought the land in 2005, and built the property in 2007,” says the listing broker, Elizabeth Banwell of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

This was a place for the family to gather, since, as Banwell puts it, “The couple has four children, and they have extended families on both sides.”

Although some Maine residents depart around Labor Day, this retreat remains livable well into autumn.

“It’s a three-season home that has a propane furnace, and all of the bedrooms are heated,” Banwell says. “There are also two large stone fireplaces.”

Even so, the property is at its very best when time can be spent outdoors.

Its outside attractions include a hammock grotto, miles of private trails for hiking, craggy cliffs where you can cool off with a dive into Craig Pond, as well as coves for kayaking and canoeing.

During the home’s construction, the preservation of the property’s natural beauty was a paramount consideration. The owners thoughtfully integrated the home into its natural moss and fern-covered surroundings. The hot tub and grill area is built into the local Lucerne granite.

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