9 Northern Point Road, Bristol
This Northern Point residence is situated in Round Pond. It is a striking example of new construction built in classic New England style with simple lines and familiar finishes executed in unique ways. The building is perched on a rolling field, a picturesque piece of land that was one of the last developable parcels on the harbor. The siting of the house allows distant views of it as one travels toward it along Northern Point Road from the village center. The first glimpse of the house is across a field looking east. The harbor and Louds Island beyond are an exquisite backdrop as you orbit the house on the approach. The house is nestled in a slight hollow that makes it seem modest and allows it to fit in with the historic structures it neighbors. At final approach, one descends the driveway to a courtyard parking area that mimics the courtyard of an old English manor. The space is bound by the carriage house and a dramatic colonnade on one side and by the field and stone-mending wall on the other side. They are organized in a procession that leads to the main facade and covered porch as a final destination, at which point a pair of eight-foot-tall mahogany doors allow entry into the interior. The layout is that of an open-concept room, with vaulted ceilings and an extensive assortment of windows and gliding doors that flood the space with light. An expansive outside deck in the middle connects the parts together and capitalizes on the gorgeous setting along the water.While architecturally a gorgeous home, beauty is more than skin deep here. This is a “smart home” in every sense of the word from its state of the art Lutron lighting system that is all LED, programmable and can be controlled remotely from your phone to the latest security system with cameras in multiple locations. The heating and cooling system which consists of a series of heat pumps is designed to be the ultimate in energy efficiency and to have the lowest carbon footprint possible. The kitchen is a bright and welcoming space with professional grade Thermadore appliances and brilliant quartz countertops. Open to the great room the cook can socialize with guests and family while keeping the kitchen an efficient work space. The master bedroom suite is in a separate wing assuring peace, quiet and privacy from the public areas of the house. In the lower level is a room that can be a media room, game room office etc. The 2nd floor of the Carriage house are guest quarters consisting of a large great room, large bedroom, luxurious bath, full kitchen and a sleeping loft all finished to the same high standards as the main house.Total living space is 1,190 sq. ft. On the 1st floor is garage space for 2 cars and a finished heated room for either a studio, home gym or workshop.Round Pond Harbor is located in the beautiful Mid Coast Region of Maine on the Bristol Peninsula. The harbor opens onto Louds Island Sound which leads to the cruising ground of Muscongus Bay. A vibrant lobster fishery co-exists with a fleet of pleasure craft all moored in one of the most protected harbors on the coast. Within easy walking distance, the village offers everything one could want. There is a classic village store where all the locals go to get gas, coffee, lunch, etc. The Granite Hall Store is a gift shop that also has a penny candy counter and an ice cream counter that kids love. There are two "Lobster on the Dock" eateries on the shore of the harbor for informal seafood and The Anchor Restaurant offers more formal dinning and a varied menu. Round Pond Coffee is a popular gathering for coffee, pastries and sandwiches. A 12-13 minute drive away is the town of Damariscotta offering a supermarket, restaurants, shopping and movie theater. About 1.25 hours away is the city of Portland offering arts and entertainment, a vibrant restaurant scene and the Portland International Jetport.