A Deckhouse-designed post and beam house built in 2002, 48 Sunny Acres Lane is set on seven and a half acres on the Back River in Boothbay Maine. Two acres are devoted to a low maintenance garden emphasizing dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, and ornamental shrubs, with pebble ground cover. Lawns slope gently down to the river. The property combines four separable building lots. With tidal water on three sides, with Miles Island and Barter’s Island just across the river, one of the delights of the location is its privacy and quietness. With over 500 feet of waterfront and two docks, Sheepscot Bay and the ocean are 3 miles downriver. It is 2.6 miles by road from Boothbay Center and 3 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor where there is year-round shopping. It is in easy reach of Brunswick and Portland International Airport. The house is in a modern style adapted to the Maine landscape. Its large size is designed to softly fold into the landscape on the east side and to provide extensive water views from the southwest and north. The exterior of the house is earth stained brown vertical cedar, with mahogany trim and decks. Inside, decking, trim, and floors are cedar, mahogany, and oak. With two studies, four bedrooms, an exercise/library room, ample storage space, high-speed internet, smart electronics, a total-house backup generator, a high pressure well, and a water-filter system, the house is perfect for those who want to be in touch with the world while enjoying privacy, comfort, natural beauty, and a healthy environment for part or all of the year. The post and beam construction allows for high, sloped ceilings and custom-made ceiling to floor windows that bring the outdoors into the house. A hot tub, screened porch, radiant heating, and wooden and tile floors make the house a year-round pleasure. It is a house that invites contemplation and creativity, family and visitors, work and privacy. It will keep you in touch with the world but far from its distractions. The gardens, waterside patio, and granite benches encourage private walking and meditation. Neighbors lights and sounds are at a distance. The loudest noise is the singing of birds. 

  • Vertical western cedar siding, mahogany decks, & interior wood details
  • Post & Beam structure with floor to ceiling custom made windows & cathedral ceiling
  • Open floor plan with cherry wood kitchen cabinets, wood & tile floors
  • Victorian & modern artistic tiles 
  • Sweeping views of water on three sides
  • A large library & exercise room
  • Three acres of garden with ornamental trees & garden statuary
  • Lovely lawns for leisure & gatherings.
  • Covered hot tub on south deck
  • Complete privacy on all sides
  • Hi-speed interior & smart electronics
  • Perfect for work from a distance part time or year round
  • Full-house automatic generator
  • Instant hot water
  • Radiant floor heating, back-up heating, & partial air conditioning
  • Radiant floor heating in garage & screened porch 
  • Extensive dry basement storage space
  • 2 car heated garage and guest parking area
  • Large enclosed garden vehicle storage unit on eastern border of property
  • Excellent bird-watching on tidal river
  • Miles Island Land Trust property across river
  • 3 additional building lots, one waterfront

Property Details

Karen Reiche
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