House For Sale: Bath, Maine
A fully equipped kitchen and separate adjoining dining room are on the second level. Next to the dining room is a gorgeous living room — Sharon calls it the “great room” — with a handsome fireplace and glass doors leading out to the spacious deck. A guest room, laundry room, and entry hall complete the floor.
On the first level is another guest room, plus a fully furnished in-law or guest apartment with one bedroom and bath, a nice kitchen, and doors leading out to a patio overlooking those wonderful water views. There’s a sprinkler system, and almost every room in the house is wired for every sort of high-tech device you can imagine.
The highlight of our visit, however, was our walk with Sharon down a beautifully landscaped pathway from the deck to the private, secluded beach and a nearby point of land with its granite bench, where you can enjoy the sunsets. Truly magical.
Soon after our visit, we phoned owner Dennis Tan. He said he felt bad that he’d had to put his dream house on the market, and that he missed walking down to the beach with his son. Often they’d see harbor seals, even bald eagles. On occasion they’d head out in the small motorboat he kept down there — once going as far as Boothbay Harbor. “It was wonderful to be on a lake-type setting, but with access to the ocean,” he recalled. “Maybe it was just too good to last.”
Well, before this new year of 2008 becomes old, someone else will be walking down that path for a morning swim. Not this month, though. The Kennebec is freezing-cold, and most of the area’s mooring buoys and floating docks have been hauled out. For now, it’d be best to just sit by the fire in that great room and gaze out through the pines at the bay. Of course, you could also be enjoying some hot, fresh gingerbread just out of the oven.
Thanks, Sharon, for all of your good real estate tips — particularly that one.
For details, contact Sharon Drake, 136 Front St., Bath, ME. 800-561-1005, 207-443-1005; sharondrake.com