The Captain Paul Dodge House in Newcastle, Maine

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Some family names are so familiar to the residents of a town that when and how they came to be partof the town is forgotten.  The Captain Paul Dodge House is a perfect example of how over time one family can become so much a part of their surroundings that you can't help but bump into one of them or something named after them every time you leave the house.  In Newcastle and Damariscotta the name of Dodge is found everywhere, from Dodge Point to Dodge Cove, founders of a local bank, to Lincoln County News columnists, to the lists of names on veteran memorials.  After first arriving in Newcastle in 1777, two hundred years later the local phone book is filled with Dodges and you can't find a cemetery within 15 miles that doesn't have at lease one headstone with the name Dodge on it.

Paul Dodge was born in 1745 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a town that was over flowing with other Dodges.  There were so many Dodges in Ipswich that when he married in 1765 his wife's maiden name was Dodge.  In 1775 when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant he found himself reporting to First Lieutenant Robert Dodge who reported to Captain Richard Dodge.  All three of them were brothers-in-law.

After his enlistment ended Paul Dodge moved to Newcastle where he, his wife Sarah and their five children were the only Dodges in town for a time.  The home he built stayed in the family for several generations and over the years members of the family left their mark on the home, not by keeping track of how much the children had grown with pencil marks on a door jam but by carving their names on the woodwork around the dining room fireplace.  Their marks, though faint after hundreds of years, are still visible today although barely legible.

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The Captain Paul Dodge House is a marvelous example of the architecture of the period.  This handsome Georgian Colonial sits privately on 6.8 acres of lawns, gardens, and shade trees and abuts the Dodge Point Preserve, providing miles of woods to walk through, access to beaches and a dock on the Damariscotta River.  Built sometime around 1777, this home has been completely and authentically restored with attention given to the details that make the house so special.  There is an elegant chef's kitchen and 2.5 modern baths, beamed ceilings, pumpkin pine floors and 3 working fireplaces.  With a new heating system, and freshly painted interior and exterior, you can move right in.  There is a charming apartment over the separate 2-bay garage, and a post-and-beam garden shed next to the raised-bed gardens.  Close to the wonderful year-round town of Damariscotta.

For more information or to schedule a private showing of this property contact Tom Field tomfield@cheneycompanies.com or call 207-563-1003

Log Home on Biscay Pond

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Searching for relaxing, lakefront living throughout the year? Look no further!

 A true log home, exquisitely built in 2007 and meticulously maintained, on the shores of Biscay Pond. At the end of a country road in Bristol, this private home features an open floor plan with great room and vaulted ceiling, ample kitchen with eating counter and a dining area. Some furnishings will convey. A wrap around deck with screened porch overlooks the Pond and a lawn leads down to the dock and float.

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 Biscay Pond,  (pronounced “biss-KEY”) known to some as Maine’s “Golden Pond”, is a long and narrow pond covering 382 acres. The four seasons bring multiple activities: swimming, fishing, boating, skating, ice fishing.There’s always something to do at the lake! Boaters can access both Pemaquid Lake and the Pemaquid River right from the dock. Fish before the sun is up, swim throughout the day or enjoy a sunset paddle.

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Nearby are the twin villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle with many shopping and dining opportunities. In the other direction is the Pemaquid Peninsula with the Pemaquid Lighthouse, Fort William Henry and Pemaquid Beach. 

For more details or to arrange a private showing please contact me at debbyschling@cheneycompanies.com or call any broker at Newcastle Square Realty 207-563-1003.  Don't get stuck at home wishing you were by the lake this summer!

On Paradise Pond

Julie 008  Is quiet comfort in a placid, serene setting what you look for at the end of your day?  This light and airy lakefront home welcomes you with open arms.  With spacious rooms, warm colors and a daylight lower level this home captures sunlight and warmth.

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The views of pristine Paradise Pond are gorgeous whether you are relaxing fireside indoors during the cooler months or grilling outdoors on the spacious wrap around waterside deck. Whatever your preference for water sports- swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing are all right outside your door. There is plenty of lush lawn and gardening space for those with a green thumb.

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Beautifully sited in one of Damariscotta's small quiet neighborhoods, this home is conveniently located to amenities such as schools, shopping and dining. The Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle offer an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, the Lincoln theater, farmers markets, galleries, a new state of the art library and a quality award winning local hospital. Damariscotta also serves as the gateway to the Pemaquid Peninsula home of the famous Pemaquid lighthouse, Pemaquid Beach and historical Fort William Henry.

Call or email today, 207-563-1003 for more information or to arrange a private showing of this outstanding property.

Julie Erickson jerickson@cheneycompanies.com

On Damariscotta Lake

Ken Gray     Golden investment opportunity to purchase a 2 family waterfront home in the coveted neighborhood of Damariscotta Mills. This thoughtfuly renovated 1890 Post & Beam building now features "2" independent living spaces with spacious kitchen-dining and living room areas. Each unit has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with water views from every room. Nestled on the shore of Damariscotta Lake this impressive structure has an all metal roof, radiant heat, and unlimited water views. This duplex would be an excellent investment property with weekly  seasonal rental potential of $3000 a week in the prime summer months. If you are seeking a 1031 investment property you should definitely take a long look at this historic building in turn-key condition. Bank owned this motivated seller wants to have this sold by early summer!

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For more information follow this link or contact me, Ken Gray at kengray@cheneycompanies.com or 207-563-1003.

Summer is Coming (to Maine)

As hard as it may be to believe at the moment Summer will return to Maine. You can count on it, I will even guarantee it. I know that right now it may not seem like there is even such a thing as Summer in Maine, especially if you are like me and obsessively check the weather radar on Intellicast but as sure as there will be hurt feelings at town meeting, Summer will return to Maine. 

So you need to ask yourself if you will be ready to thoroughly enjoy this coming summer. Where will you spend it and how will you spend it? I try to set the tone for each of my summers by naming them. Like the Summer of Kayaking (last year) or the Summer of Going out on My Friend's New Boat (year before). The Summer of the Motorcycle went better than planned (I only broke a little bone in my ankle) but if the truth be told the Summer of Sausage was a big mistake and not to be repeated. Don't misunderstand me, it was a fantastic culinary experience but it took The Winter of the Salad, Treadmill and Gym to recover. So if you don't have a plan yet maybe you should consider this:

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Your own place on Penobscot Road in the village of New Harbor at Pemaquid Point. This is one of my favorite listings because it gives me the excuse opportunity to get out of the office, head down the peninsula, drive around the Pemaquid Loop Road, enjoy the surf from the comfort of my car, look out to Thrumcap Island, Inner and Outer Heron Islands and then visit the Pemaquid Lighthouse in person to make sure it hasn't moved since the last storm.

And Penobscot Road (in the village of New Harbor in the Town of Bristol) is a just a short walk to the Lighthouse, The Seagull Restaurant,  The Bradley Inn  and the Hotel Pemaquid. Not only that but Pemaquid Point sticks out far enough into the ocean that it always feels 10 to 15 degrees cooler during the hottest days of August and even a little bit warmer during the coldest days in January. You can jump on your bicycle and go to the Bristol Beach (the finest sand in three counties), pick up some beer food at Reilly's Market, hangout at Fort William Henry and imagine where you could hide if a 36 gun British Man-of-War entered the bay, or go to the Cupboard for the best chicken salad sandwich in Maine (sorry Mom).

The home on Penobscot Road is almost completely furnished. The owners have taken care of everything that ever needed fixing and painted everything that doesn't move so the new owners will have little to do but enjoy their Summer in Maine. TRIPODI29Of course there will be decisions to make, "should we go the Co-op for lobster or to Shaw's for clams?", "should we bring folding chairs down to the ROW (that means Right of Way) on the water and have a drink on the rocks and watch the sunset or just sit on the rocks?" Important stuff to be sure but certainly less taxing then deciding which contractor you want to spend the summer with while they put on a new roof.

If you have been waiting for the right time for the right house in the right location you owe it to yourself to come see if this home is it (it is). Homes that are in this condition are as rare as hen's teeth and usually much more expensive. But whatever you do remember this, Summer is Coming. Where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing when it gets here? 

And one more thing. Do you want to see more pictures of this house? You know, inside, outside, the kitchen, the garage, the dining room? I just happen to have about 91 of them for your viewing pleasure. Just click HERE. Oh, and another thing. Did you want to see more details about the house? Here is the link to the home on Realtor.com. Of course you could always just contact me. Just click on my name below.

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Welcome Home to Newcastle, Maine

Debby Schling  Would you like to spend more time enjoying life? This immaculate home conveniently located near the Twin Villages is perfect for relaxing, entertaining or easily getting to work and play. The stone walkway to a side porch welcomes you into the spacious entrance, decorated with white bead board wainscoting, tile floor and warm taupe walls.

   To the right, a hallway opens to the kitchen on the left and the living room with fireplace on the right. Just past the kitchen is the dining room with French doors leading out to a deck and hot tub overlooking the private back yard. The home boasts a comfortable first floor master suite with walk in closet and bath with double sinks, bathtub and separate shower. The second floor has two over-sized bedrooms with large closets and a full bath with tile floor and double sinks. Off the entrance and above the two-car attached garage is an enormous family room, perfect for relaxing in groups, large or small.

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   The home is located just off Academy Hill in Newcastle, less than 2 miles from my office at Newcastle Square Realty on Main Street in Damariscotta. Head off in the other direction and you’ll come to Damariscotta Lake, Damariscotta Mills and Great Salt Bay in less than 5 minutes. The opportunities to enjoy our beautiful waters in short time are abundant from this home. But if you’re not interested in that, everything else is convenient as well... grocery stores, restaurants, shops, galleries, theater and health care facilities. It’s all right here!

  One size fits all... Whether you’re expanding or downsizing, looking for ease of maintenance, searching for convenience or just ready for a change, this house has it all. Want to know more? Call or email me. I’d love to show it to you! 207-563-1003 or debbyschling@cheneycompanies.com

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Country Comfort in Bristol Maine

ONLINE ADcopy   Quintessential Maine is captured in this open concept home nestled on a private 5.6 acre wooded sub-dividable double lot with a stream. The home is situated in a clearing gathering plenty of year round southern light through architectural windows and skylights within the cathedral ceilings and post and beam accents. Beautiful wood floors throughout add to the warmth of the home.  Enjoy the sun porch year round watching the snow fall or capture some rays on bright sunny winter days. On those beautiful Spring, Summer and Fall days, venture out to the adjoining open deck for sunbathing, BBQ or stargazing nights of summer.  Two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor with a second floor private master suite and bath. There is an attached garage as well as a separate detached garage with extra storage above.

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   This Quail Run lot abuts the NORGAL Nature Preserve and  Bearce-Allen Preserve altogether offering over 90 acres and many miles of trails for hiking. The Quail Run HOA features common area on Calf Island which is part of Boyd Pond accessed by a quaint footbridge. Kayak and canoe racks as well as two swim docks are association maintained. This home has so much to offer year round or as a seasonal home. You choose the season! Summer or winter offer endless activity!

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Quail Run is a well maintained gravel road centrally located on the Pemaquid Peninsula.  Enjoy being close to the Pemaquid Lighthouse, Pemaquid Beach, Fort Pemaquid, the surrounding harbors of Round Pond, New Harbor, Pemaquid Harbor or spend a quiet day on your very own  Boyd Pond.  Be a part of nature and feel “away from it all” while being 10 minutes away from Damariscotta. Call Kirstie at Newcastle Square Realty Associates at 207-563-1003 or email KRansdell@cheneycompanies today to learn more about this fantastic home in Bristol.

At Home in Maine

Julie Simmons   Nestled back on an open lot with a wooded view, this stately Colonial style home offers privacy, plenty of storage and room to grow. The large yard is perfect for family and pets to enjoy and offers room for a garden as well if you like. This home boasts a second story deck great for summer BBQ’s, entertaining or quiet evenings. As you arrive home you can pull straight into your oversized two-bay garage with direct entry. Above the garage is a tremendous wide open room just waiting for your design – or perhaps for storage? The laundry room is conveniently located on the first floor as you enter through the garage.

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You’ll find the delightful kitchen of this well-appointed home to be very inviting. Recessed lighting and an island separating the family room make for memorable times with family and friends while you cook favorite meals and socialize. Beautiful hardwood floors flow thru the kitchen and family room to the formal dining room which is adorned with French doors that open up into the plush carpeted living room bathed in sunlight streaming through the windows. At days end you can retreat upstairs to one of the spacious bedrooms. There’s a full bath on the second floor for family or guests and the master bedroom with bathroom ensuite, walk-in closet and entry to the attic. The attic offers more opportunity for yet another spacious room or more storage.

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This wonderful home is in Jefferson, Maine. Located on the Great Bay of Damariscotta Lake, Jefferson is home to the 17 acre Damariscotta Lake State Park, just a short drive from this home. You won’t have to travel far whether you want to feel like you’re in the country, visit the water, or head to the Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle for shopping or lunch – a must see property, call Julie Simmons at 207-563-1003 for more information or to schedule a private showing.

 

Greenland Cove Estate

Anne Peaslee   Situated on the Maine coast in Bremen is this private family compound under towering pines. The main home practically hangs over the water and a seperate guest cottage sits back in a shaded grove elsewhere on this 16 acre parcel.  The home has a wall of glass windows looking out over the shimmering waters of Greenland Cove and Muscongus Bay.

   The main house is elevated and features a wrap around deck on three sides. Perfect for entertaining or spending quiet time.  There is the occasional view of osprey or other shorebirds and even a chance of spotting a seal in this protected cove. The tidal ebb and flow provides for ever changing scenery and the long view looks out to Ram Island, Hog Island, Louds Island and the Gulf of Maine beyond.

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   The homes interior has pine panelling and vaulted ceilings. The galley kitchen is in the center of the home surrounded by the Living Room, which faces front and south, the Master Bedroom behind the kitchen on the waterside and a guest bedroom and bath.  The second floor has has a 3rd bedroom which could also make a nice studio or office space.  There is a detached 2 car garage with heated space above. The guest cottage has a single bedroom, galley kitchen and an open concept Dining/Living Room.

   The property has been selectively cut and maintained, creating a lovely park like setting. There are well trod paths all along more than a quarter mile of cove frontage.  When family and friends visit, there is plenty to do. Close by is the Audubon Society's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary on Hockomock Point, where trails are open to the public. A quarter mile boat ride brings you to the Audubon Camp on Hog Island.  Check out their live web cam and maybe see an osprey nest!  Just down the peninsula is the famed Pemaquid Point lighthouse, featured on the Maine state quarter as well as Pemaquid Beach and Fort William Henry the first stone fort built in the new world.

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   The Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle are nearby with shops, galleries, restaurants, theater, hospital, library and more. Portland and its International Jetport are only an hour away.  For more information or to arrange a private showing of this wonderful property, please call or email, Anne Peaslee, annepeaslee@cheneycompanies.com, I love to show this property!

Overlooking New Harbor

Kathy Leeman   It is finally February!  Christmas and New Year's Day are over. January is over. There is hope for the snow to melt and flowers to bloom.  With February comes thoughts that summer may arrive again...and thoughts of Maine!

   New Harbor is at the heart of the beloved Pemaquid peninsula.  Lobster boats crowd the harbor; restaurants busy themselves serving seafood delicacies; ice cream stands beckon with scrumptious treats.  There's Reilly's Store where you meet all your friends and fill your grocery basket.  There's Pemaquid Beach for digging in the sand and a refreshing ocean swim! Up for an adventure? There's none more rewarding than a day spent on Monhegan Island via the Hardy Boat.

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   Ready to stay?  You'll find a front row seat in this home located on Route 32 with glimpses of the ocean and plenty of salt air. The harbor, the docks, the restaurants, the store...all a short walk away.  Substantially built, room sizes are generous with an eat in kitchen, separate dining room, large living room, sunporch and bath on the first floor. The gambrel roof allows for plenty of space on the second floor as well...big master bedroom with en suite bath...and two additional bedrooms and bath.  The kitchen cabinets are handcrafted; floors are wide pine.  The two car garage and the basement provide workshop opportunities as well as storage.  One and a half acres separates the house from the street and adds privacy.  A rental history tops off the package!

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   Interested in a closer look?  Call me, Kathy Leeman at Newcastle Square Realty Associates, 207-563-1003-x125. I am happy to provide details or arrange a showing!