Our extraordinary Monhegan island listing at 9 Sterling Cove Road is prominently featured in last week’s “What You Get” real estate column in The New York Times. The newly-renovated historic island cottage is compared to similarly priced homes in Evanston, Illinois, and a rowhouse in Washington by the Library of Congress.
Monhegan is an iconic Maine island 12 miles off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean, and a destination for artists, art lovers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts. The idyllic 1.97-acre property at 9 Sterling Cove Road includes a small pond that was once the historic ice pond for the community, a source of freshwater ice in the winter. The shingle-style seasonal cottage has the traditional coastal Maine shingle siding, but has been recently renovated by the current owner, including a new well and septic system, and it’s been added to the remote island’s electrical grid. The home has a great location right by the island’s charming postcard-worthy harbor. Walkable shops and restaurants include the iconic Barnacle Cafe at the harbor entrance, several art galleries, the waterfront Fish House restaurant and seafood market, and the seasonal Palette Creperie.
Learn more about this exceptional home in the excerpt from the New York Times:
A renovated 1963 Cape Cod-style house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a two-acre lot
Monhegan, an island about 10 miles off the coast of Maine, has long attracted artists inspired by the rugged landscape, including Edward Hopper, George Bellows and Rockwell Kent. Today, there are a handful of art galleries on Main Street, along with a small grocery store and a cafe. These businesses and several bed-and-breakfast inns are less than a 10-minute walk from the house.
Ferries make the trip to Port Clyde, on the mainland, in about an hour. From there, Portland is about two hours away.
Size: 1,473 square feet
Price per square foot: $947
Indoors: There are no paved roads on the island, so this home sits at the end of a dirt path. Wide stone steps and a flight of exterior stairs lead up to the house.
The front door opens into a tiled foyer with access to a full bathroom that has a combined tub and shower. Straight ahead from the foyer is a double-height living room with hardwood floors, glass doors that open to a deck, and a fireplace with a raised hearth flanked by built-in benches and bookshelves. (The furnishings in this room, and throughout the house, are available to buy.)
The hardwood floors continue through a wide doorway into a window-lined dining area with a built-in banquette. This space is open to a kitchen with a center island that seats three, new stainless steel appliances and walls lined with glossy tile.
An open staircase in the living room rises to the second floor, where all three bedrooms are off an open hallway. The primary bedroom is at one end of the hall, next to a bathroom with a walk-in shower lined with stone tile. Another bedroom is at the opposite end of the hall. Folding doors at the center of the hall open to the third bedroom, which could be used as a family room.
Outdoor space: The deck off the living room has views of the ocean and the island’s mature trees. This property includes a pond, a new well and a new septic system.
9 Sterling Cove Road on Monhegan Island is offered at $1,395,000 and is represented by Brian Wickenden and Lewis Wheelwright of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.