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Auction 14-261

Real Estate Foreclosure Auction 14-261
Oceanfront Shingle Cottage
Deepwater Frontage on Frenchman Bay - Acadia
120 West Oval, Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor, Maine
Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11AM - On Premises

Auctioneers Note: The Keenan Auction Company is pleased to offer at public auction "Camp Dexter", a 19th century shingle style summer cottage located in one of the Country’s oldest summer resorts known as Grindstone Neck. The century old resort community enjoys golf, boating, Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Peninsula. This grand cottage was designed by prominent Philadelphia architect Lindley Johnson for John Godfrey Moore who was one of the original founders of the famous summer resort. The cottage is also known as "Far From The Wolf" and displays many period details, including paneled walls, wood coffered ceilings, arched and columned foyer, and Turret-style ocean view rooms. Please join us on auction day for this rare opportunity to own one of Maine's finest summer homes.

Real Estate: Located on Grindstone Neck, the 4+/- acre site has 200± feet of deep water frontage on the pink granite shores of Frenchman Bay. It enjoys exceptional views of Mount Desert Island, Cadillac Mountain and the surrounding islands in the bay. The Circa 1892 mansion is approached through stone pillars and along a circular drive that extends past expansive lawns and through a covered portico at the main entrance. The 8,284± SF home is designed with 20-rooms including 10-bedrooms (each with private bath), 12-baths, 7-fireplaces, foyer, grand dining room, Turret-style living room with window seat, large eat-in kitchen with fireplace and water views, staff office, study, recreation room with stone pillars, a music room, and a wooden balustrade staircase that is lighted by stained glass. Other features include a large stone and wooden veranda with ocean and mountain views and a hot tub, a shore front tea house with granite fireplace, and an attached carriage house/2-car garage. Reference the Town of Winter Harbor Tax Map 12, Lot 11.

Previews: Oct 3rd & 9th from 11am-1pm & Day of Sale 10-11am

Directions: From the intersection of Rt.1 and Rt. 3 in Ellsworth follow Rt. 1 17 miles to Rt. 186 on the right, follow Rt. 186 6 miles to Main St. turn right and continue on Main St. 1.5 miles to Grindstone Ave. on the left, follow to Club House Ln., turn right, continue to West Oval, turn left to the property on the right.


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By Land -
Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point - 3.5 Miles
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - 39 Miles, 5 Miles (water)
Trenton, The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport - 31 Miles
Bangor Int'l Airport - 57 Miles
Portland Int'l Jetport - 185 Miles
Boston Logan Airport - 285


Terms: A $50,000 deposit (nonrefundable as to the highest bidder) in CASH or CERTIFIED U.S. FUNDS, made payable to the Keenan Auction Co. (deposited with Auctioneer as a qualification to bid), increased to 10% within 5 days of the sale, with the balance due and payable within 45 days from date of public sale. For a Property Information Package containing legal and bidding information, visit or contact Auctioneer's office (207) 885-5100 and request Auction 14-261. Richard J. Keenan #236. Our 42nd Year & 6,780th Auction.

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