8 Wheelwright Way, Mount Desert, ME 04660

8 Wheelwright Way, Mount Desert, ME 04660 (MLS 1500362) #1

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MLS# 1500362

MLS# 1500362
  • Style Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms (Full) 3
  • Bathrooms (Half) 2
  • Year Built 1938
  • Acres 2.20
  • Listing Office Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

Crow's Nest is an exceptionally rare waterfront offering, never having been to market. It is one of a few residential homes in Maine designed by Philadelphia architect Edmund Gilchrist. The strategically located 2.2 acre property offers absolute privacy. This 1938 shingle-style 6-bedroom/5-bath cottage was masterfully designed, built, and positioned at the water's edge to allow the formal floor plan to interact with the natural world surrounding it. A remarkable Music Room on the west side of the home completes this large residence where musical performances have taken place over the last 80 years. With over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space placed just a few feet from the shore, Crow's Nest stands alone in its proximity to the water. This historic cottage offers unobstructed water views of the Eastern Way, Bear Island, and the Western Way. 365' of private shorefront are a mix of accessible cobblestone beach and bold rock outcroppings. A detached 2-car garage, mooring, and deeded, shared dock are also included.


  • Style: Residential
  • Year Built: 1938
  • Lot Size: 2.20 acres
  • Zone: SR2
  • Water Body Type: Ocean
  • Water Body Name: Atlantic Ocean
  • View:
  • County: Hancock
  • School District:
  • Seasonal: No
  • Full Tax Amount: $31,120
  • Neighborhood/Assoc.:


  • Rooms: 14
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Baths (Full): 3
  • Baths (Half): 2
  • Total Square Footage: 4,597 sq. ft.


  • Attic
  • Bathtub
  • Deck
  • Elevator Passenger
  • Laundry - 1st Floor
  • Pantry
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Storage


  • Heat System: Forced Air
  • Water Disposal: Other
  • Water: Private, Well Existing on Site
  • Foundation Materials: Granite, Poured Concrete
  • Heat System: Forced Air
  • Heat Fuel: Oil

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