March 29, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

For $8,500,000, a park-like Arts & Crafts model estate in Maine

3 min read

Arts and Crafts is a beloved architectural style for its concentration on fireplaces, open up layouts, designed-ins, and far more, and 135 Mountain Arrow Drive in Camden, Maine, embodies it all.

The dwelling was custom-designed by Dominic Paul Mercadante for Dyke Messler, who designed it based mostly on his grandparents’ dwelling in Pasadena, Calif., where he spent weekends and holiday seasons as a child. That house was the Gamble Residence, created by Charles and Henry Greene for David and Mary Gamble of Procter & Gamble fame, in accordance to Outdated Household Journal.

The Camden home shares lots of of the characteristics of the Gamble Home, but with present day twists. 

“It’s sort of a modern day spin on the first Arts and Crafts style,” listing agent Brian Wickenden of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty stated. 

Well-crafted, uncovered joinery during the interior and on the exterior spotlight the home’s simplistic Craftsman layout, while lighter wood and more natural mild make for brighter interiors than are regular of the style. The 2012 Camden iteration also characteristics up to date technological know-how, like photo voltaic panels and geothermal radiant warmth. 

Resting on just about 18 acres at the base of Camden Hills Point out Park (home to Mount Battie), the property’s elevation permits for unlimited sights of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. The $8,500,000 listing contains a 1,152-sq.-foot 1-bed, a single-bathtub visitor property with a heated-two auto garage and a greenhouse and a 6,800-sq.-foot most important home with 3 bedrooms, four total bogs, one half rest room, and a heated two-motor vehicle garage. There are also 6 fireplaces between the two structures — one in the visitor residence and five in the principal house. 

The two-door garage is surrounded by tall, green pines.
.—Brian Vanden Brink

No depth was spared in the development of the house, made obvious in the nine styles of wooden and 23 kinds of stone applied in its development and design and style. The one particular-bed room, a person-toilet visitor property was constructed first — a trial run for the principal home — so that Mercadante and Messler could “get a feeling of the joinery information,” Messler instructed Aged Household Journal in 2018. 

A close up of the interlocking wood joinery.
.—Brian Vanden Brink

The entrance to the major home features an exquisite doorway with stained glass beneath a stone-columned portico. Wooden will take around inside of: wooden floors and walls, wooden-beamed ceilings, wooden casings all around the windows, and wood designed-ins. Fireplaces in the residing room, dining area, and library aspect eye-catching stone and tile surrounds. In the kitchen, the counters are a speckled beige-and-black Brazilian granite. 

This photo shows the entrance of the house. There are two stone column supporting a portico with a gabled roof. There is a light above the door and the door itself has stained glass panes in it. The photo appears to be taken at dusk.
.—Brian Vanden Brink
The dining room has high, wood ceilings. There is a wood table with two chairs set up at it. There is a fireplace with a blue-green stone surround built into the right wall.
.—Brian Vanden Brink
Two couches sit facing each other in a room. Lots of natural light pours in from the wall of windows on the far side of the room. There is a fireplace built into the right side of the room, and a glass coffee table in between the couches. The coffered ceilings has wood beams.
.—Brian Vanden Brink
The back of a red couch is visible in the foreground, sitting on a patterned rug. There the ceiling has skinny wood beams and recessed lighting. The couch is facing a stove-like fireplace.
.—Brian Vanden Brink
There is an island with a stove on top in the middle of the kitchen. There is a counter along the bag wall with a farmhouse sink built in. The cabinets in this room are all made of light colored wood.
.—Brian Vanden Brink

The principal suite can take up much of the next level and is home to a substantial walk-in closet, a sitting down home with a deck going through the h2o, a fireplace, and an en-suite toilet with Crema Marfil marble flooring and both of those a shower and a tub. The other two bedrooms are on the ground, and a person has an en-suite bathroom. 

The walk-in closet has built-in wood drawers along two walls. There are two lights overhead and two small windows.
.—Brian Vanden Brink

The lessen stage — property to a theater place with a developed-in projector and screen, an exercise area, a sauna, and a wine cellar — was created to entertain. 

the media room has a several lounge chairs set up facing a screen where it appears that a movie is playin. There is wood wainscoting all along the walls.
.—Brian Vanden Brink

The layout of the lush grounds received just as much care as the design of the property alone. The vendor purchased extra than 5,000 trees, crops, and shrubs, which encompass an infinity pool with a built-in hot tub. A natural-seeking h2o feature winds its way all around the ponds that dot the assets. 

A view of the home from the yard. There are lots of shrubs and bushes, and tall pines surround the home. There is a short stone staircase on the right side.
.—Brian Vanden Brink
.—Brian Vanden Brink

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