23 Bowen Road, Kittery, Maine 03904

$2,895,000
4
BD
2
BA
1,704
SqFt
List Price
$2,895,000
MLS#
1532539
Status
PENDING
Type
Single Family Residential
City
Kittery
County
York
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Living Area
1,704
Year Built
1790

Property Description

Saltwater breezes blow across a lupine-painted meadow and out to sea. An artist pauses his brush to let the clouds pass over Whaleback Light, as a tiny white boat sails across the river. The Isles of Shoals hovers on the horizon in the summer sun while fox kits play in the grass. These are stolen moments in time, captured, at the historic Maine home and studio of the late painter Russell Cheney and his partner, F.O. Mathiessen. For the first time in over 100 years, this quintessential 1790 Maine Coast Cottage is available to the public, having been lovingly cared for by family and friends since the turn of the Century. This truly special home retains almost all of it's original charm in cozy rooms, with original mantles, doors, wide plank floors, a perfect screen porch, and views of the water from every room. The first floor includes 2 bedrooms with a joined full bath and laundry, and sitting room with a woodstove and unobstructed views out to sea. The cottage kitchen has plenty of storage, and the dining room provides an intimate gathering space for a candlelight dinner. The library offers a quiet office nook. Tucked into the second floor are 2 more bedrooms with waterviews, a full bath with clawfoot tub and a den. The detached artist studio is flooded with light, and retains a stunning hearth with a woodstove and plenty of space to create, host guests, have game night and more. The landscape has been kept as a natural meadow, with mature fruit trees & mowed paths down to the waters edge. There is a small beach at lower tides, perfect for launching a kayak or your dingy to your boat mooring. A dock may be possible with town approval. While this 18th Century home would likely benefit from 21st Century updates, its past deserves a future steward with a preservationist heart that appreciates the simple pleasures to be found here, just as artists and writers have delighted in her spirit for Centuries with pure inspiration that can only be felt in such a magical place.

Additional Information

Exterior
Clapboard
Living Area
1,704
Water Frontage Owned
200
Heat Fuel
Oil, Wood
Roads
Paved, Public
Tax Year
2022
Gas
No Gas
Parking
1 - 4 Spaces
Recreational Water
Boat Mooring, Nearby, Waterfront Tidal
View
Scenic
Garage
1 Car, Barn
Electric
Circuit Breakers
Amountof Water Front
200
Location
Near Country Club, Near Golf Course, Near Public Beach, Near Shopping, Near Town, Near Turnpike/Interstate, Neighborhood
Water
Public
Basement
Unfinished
Full Tax Amount
21217
Heat System
Forced Air, Stove
Water Heater
Electric
Cooling
None
Water Body Type
River
Year Built
1790
Equipment
Internet Access Available
Appliances Included
Dishwasher, Dryer, Electric Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Floors
Wood
Acres
0.85
Roof
Shingle
Driveway
Gravel
Construction
Wood Frame
School District
Kittery Public Schools
Water Body Name
Piscataqua River
Amenities
1st Floor Bedroom, 1st Floor Primary Bedroom w/Bath, Bathtub, Laundry - 1st Floor, Out Building, Porch-Screened, Shower, Storage
Style
Cape
Foundation Materials
Poured Concrete, Stone
Courtesy Of Listing Office
Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty
Courtesy Of Selling Office
Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty

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