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Our historic Gothic Revival listing at 40 Whiskeag Road in Bath, the original summer house for Governor William King, who served as Maine’s first governor in 1820, was profiled by

This fairytale estate has all the trappings of a Jane Austen novel: a stone house topped with a cupola and lined with elaborate stained glass windows, surrounded by manicured gardens with birdbaths and statues.

Learn more in this excerpt from the article:

Located in the picturesque town of Bath, 40 Whiskeag Road is tucked beside where the Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers flow into Merrymeeting Bay. The historically significant estate, which is set on 38.39 acres, is one of the earliest known examples of Gothic Revival architecture in New England and the first in Maine, according to the registry, which added the home in 1976. It traces the stone home to 1812 (the for-sale listing dates it to 1796), noting that it was built as a hunting lodge for King. It has undergone significant transformations over the years.

The property is listed at $1 million for the house and the surrounding 38.39 acres, but the house and the 1.33 acres that it sits on can be bought alone for $825,000.

The unique and storied property has previously been featured in Down East magazine:

“Throughout King’s rise, he and his wife, Ann, often retreated to their summer home of Stonehouse Farm, 100 idyllic acres of fields, pastures, and fruit orchards on Whiskeag Hill in Bath. At the heart of the property was a dramatic Gothic Revival lodge, built of granite blocks, today known as the William King House, a private home listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

On the nomination form for its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the “Statement of Significance” explains:

“The William King House, sometimes referred to as the “Stone House,” draws significance not only from the fact that it was built by Maine’s first governor and principal architect of statehood but also because it represents one of the earliest known examples of Gothic Revival architecture in New England and the first in Maine.”

The property is currently on the market and offered at $1,000,000 with the surrounding acreage, or for just the 1.3-acre plot and home at $825,000. Represented by Kathy Leeman and Cristina Stirratt.