An elegant and beloved Island landmark, this classic Maine farmhouse commands magnificent, permanently-protected views of Seal Cove Pond, Western Mountain and Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island’s “Quietside.” Built by James Studley Powers, a sea captain, circa 1887, the house is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture—spacious and light-filled, with high ceilings and wood floors, two carved fireplace mantels and many other original details. The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is an unusual combination of charm, refinement and comfort; formerly the working farm that produced the Seal Cove Farm goat cheese, it has today the feel of a tranquil estate.
The period timber frame barn borders fields of wildflowers and raised gardens. There is a shaded terrace for outdoor dining, which includes a grill, table with benches, and 7 adirondak chairs. Five acres of fields, lawn and woods contain lovely walking paths, blueberry and raspberry bushes, pear and apple trees, ornamental shrubs, and many varieties of hardy evergreens and hardwood trees.
The additional 6 acres on Seal Cove Pond is a birder’s paradise for viewing eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, owls, hawks, and red-winged black birds, among many other species. Directly across the Pond lies Acadia National Park with all it has to offer for natural beauty and recreation: the sunrise over Western Mountain, the call of loons, and boundless opportunities for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, swimming, fishing, and star gazing.
The sparkling waters of Blue Hill Bay are less than 5 minutes away, easily accessed by a public dock and boat-launch at Seal Cove. Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor—15 minutes by car—offer a wide variety of shopping and restaurants, including Thurston’s Lobster Pound, in a quintessential Maine harbor setting.
Conveniently located but private and peaceful, The Farm at Seal Cove Pond is a property ideal for all ages and interests—a rare opportunity to treasure a piece of Maine’s heritage in a stunning farm setting.
Seal Cove Pond encompasses 283 acres, and is stocked with brown trout, small mouthed bass, and pickerel. The ponds eastern shore is Acadia National Park, and there is access from both the edge of the property, as well as from Acadia, via a park road.
The Bangor Daily News recently published an article on the Farmhouse Titled "Built by a sea captain, full of light".