This amenity-rich, 14,000-square-foot house is on a 5.5-acre private parcel with its own beach, and just a few minutes from the popular city of Portland, Maine.
“There is nothing like it up and down the coast of Maine—that’s what makes it so special,” said Chris Lynch, president of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, which has five offices along the coast of Maine.
“It has all of the look and feel of a traditional oceanfront Maine property, but it has amenities like nothing I’ve ever seen,” he said.
“The only box this house doesn’t check is a deep-water dock,” Mr. Lynch said. “But it has the crashing surf instead, along with a private beach, which is super hard to find in Maine.”
The Shore Road house, which is not visible from the road, is quite private, he said.
Most of Maine was developed from the late 1880s to 1929, Mr. Lynch explained. “Those classic Maine cottages—the most expensive homes in Maine—were all built on the nicest pieces of property and the nicest locations. Most of them still exist, many in their original form,” he said.
For the most part, few of them have been updated with modern amenities, he said. “It’s very rare to find any house in Maine with air conditioning,” he added.
“In the last 10 to 20 years, buyers coming to Maine are seeking many more creature comforts,” Mr. Lynch said.
“They want a pool, a private tennis court, privacy, proximity to an airport, crashing surf, a guest cottage, a first-floor master bedroom,” he said. This four-level house has all of that.
The current owners built the house “with almost commercial-grade specs” in 2001, Mr. Lynch said. “The house is built to last.”
“The rooms are very grand and stately,” he added.
One of the highlights of the home is a two-story wood-paneled library with a spiral staircase into a cupola. The professional-grade kitchen is also quite large.
The 13,702-square-foot house has four bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one partial bathroom. It sits on a 5.5-acre lot. The 2,208-square-foot guest cottage above the detached garage has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one partial bath.
Amenities include a pool, tennis court, wine cellar, finished basement, gym, elevator and two garages (two-car attached, four-car detached), perennial gardens and elaborate outdoor stonework.
“It’s 12 minutes to Portland,” which is known for its busy and innovative restaurant scene. And it’s “15 minutes to the airport,” Mr. Lynch said.
Cape Elizabeth, which is next to Portland, “is a beautiful town,” he said. It’s famous for its picturesque lighthouse, Portland Head Light.
Several public sandy beaches are within a 10-minute drive, he added.
Agents: Chris Lynch and Anne Bosworth, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty