Aspinwall is an idyllic island retreat located a short boat ride from the mainland that has been fully updated to modern standards with internet connectivity, Wi-Fi and full electric service. The private estate has stunning views looking over Flying Passage out to Muscongus Bay, 113± acres and over 5,500± feet of shorefront; and the historic main house has been carefully renovated and restored by the current owners into a charming retreat that combines period character with the comfort and convenience of a modern residence. The landscape consists of old-woods roads through beautiful mature forest, a hidden meadow, and the varied shorefront includes bold granite ledge, a private sand beach and tranquil coves. A classic barn with a year-round one-bedroom apartment above a two-bay garage/workshop, two historic cabins, several additional outbuildings and a substantial dock and loading wharf complete this turnkey island estate.

The main house was built in 1917 by John Aspinwall, a successful businessman from New York. During Aspinwall’s stewardship, the residence served as an elegant seasonal retreat where Aspinwall and his family spent their summers hunting, fishing and entertaining. When he died in 1949, the house became a lodge for tourists and was in a state of semi-disrepair when the current owners purchased the property and embarked on a years-long renovation. Bremen Long island is approximately 2.5± miles long and 1± mile wide and includes open fields, unspoiled woodlands, tidal coves, bold rocky shores and old carriage trails. The island was first settled in the mid-1800s by boat builders, fishermen, and dairy farmers and today it is home to about 25 seasonal residences: a like-minded community who cherish the island’s natural beauty and seclusion enhanced by wilderness preserve.

  • The seasonal main house has four bedrooms and over 5,100± square feet of living space
  • A comfortable, rustic open living room is the heart of the home with a large fieldstone fireplace, and immense oak trusses hold up twenty-foot cathedral ceilings
  • The sunroom off the living room has views down the bay and offers a quiet spot for reading, relaxing or old-fashioned board games with family
  • The kitchen has been thoughtfully restored with professional appliances that mingle with interesting original details
  • Spacious master suite features French doors that open onto a private deck, a central wood-burning fireplace and an en-suite bath with cathedral ceilings, a generous walk-in shower and a soaking tub
  • Cozy library with a wood-burning fireplace
  • Classic barn includes a two-bay garage / workshop with a spacious year-round one-bedroom apartment above it. The apartment has an open living room, a well-equipped kitchen and views of the dock and cove
  • Two historic cabins are nestled in the trees along the shore with views of the Bay. One cabin is currently used as a game room with a ping pong table, dart board and craft area and the other is an open bunk room with an exposed-wood-beamed cathedral ceiling and a fieldstone fireplace
  • Additional buildings include a generator shed, propane shed and storage building
  • Outdoor living spaces enjoy excellent views and walking paths meander through lawn, mature trees and old stone walls; and steps lead to the beautiful sand beach

Property Details

Terry Sortwell
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