One of its kind of place and without equal, a coveted locale that expresses a special charm where today’s elite can enjoy unobtrusive luxury.
Mount Desert Island
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It is rumored that during the 19th Century, the artists from the Hudson River School created a movement embodied by a group of landscape painters. Their painting that depicted Mount Desert Island so beautifully began attracting wealthy families of business tycoons to claim their slice of this pristine summer retreat. The upper echelons of society flocked from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, and the competition began. The who’s who of the elites started building grand estates and gardens with the objective of being more palatial than their counterparts.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Mailer declared his family’s summer destination: “Mt. Desert is more luminous than the rest of Maine.” The most illustrious families concurred. The Astors have owned several mansions, hotels, and cottages. The Rockefellers are known for owning more than a dozen properties in this Eden.
Many well-heeled residents have been visiting the island each summer as children. Recently, Hollywood star Susan Sarandon purchased the home her family rented each summer as a child. She is joined by some of the world’s most influential people, such as Martha Stewart, billionaires, and industry titans, many of whom have made the Forbes richest list. Despite the famous names, Mt. Desert Island is a place for discreet luxury. No wandering eyes or annoying paparazzi, and everyone co-mingles in harmony.
Maine is one of the most romantic destinations on the East Coast. American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was raised on the coast of Maine 200 years ago but is still one of the most eloquent advocates. The pleasures he praises in “My Lost Youth” - “the wharves and the slips, and the sea-tides tossing free...and the beauty and mystery of the ships, and the magic sea” - are still a draw. The recent additions of sunset cruises, craft cocktails, whale watching, unique shopping boutiques, and exploding epicurean scene with the freshest seafood keep residents on the island on and off-season.
But the pièce de résistance of Maine is Mount Desert Island, where the state’s most remarkable natural characteristics lie - rocky coastline, majestic mountains, peaceful ponds, and lush forests - converge in a single national park: Acadia. Residents catch the most romantic sunsets on Cadilla Mountain which at 1,530 feet it’s the tallest peak on the North Atlantic sea-board. Of course their are many places to enjoy the romantic sunsets but accompanied by cocktails from your new resident may be the best of all.
Faith Pulis is a long-time native of MD, Concord, Newburyport, Massachusetts. Faith attributes her love of Maine and Mount Desert Island to her grandparents, who founded Camp Beech Cliff (on Echo Lake), a summer camp for children. Growing up in the family’s camps, Faith spent a lot of time exploring both the Moosehead Lake Region and Mount Desert Island. “There are not many places along our New England coastline where in one day you can hike a mountain, swim in the ocean, kayak on a spring-fed lake, and eat a lobster, all within a few square miles.”
Faith is most often seen hiking with her two corgis out on the trails as an avid hiker. She is somewhat of a community expert on the best hikes, swimming holes, and neighborhood hot spots to visit. Faith continues to support Camp Beech Cliff today as a volunteer and Board Member. Faith is a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Engel & Völkers in both Maine and Massachusetts and looks forward to assisting you with your real estate requests.
For available property on the famed Mount Desert Island, please contact:
110 Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, is available for $9,999,000.
For more information and a private showing, please contact:
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Thomas P. Davis,
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Corcoran Group Real Estate
24 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631.702.9211 or 516.356.5736