Patten Bay Chalet is a 2200 square foot three level custom Lindal Western Red Cedar Chalet (see http://lindal.com/homes/gallery/classic/) located on a gently sloping property that affords great views out over Patten Bay and across to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the distance. The house is on three levels with the main living space on the first floor, elevated so that the south facing windows and the 600 square foot deck give a great view over the property and out over the bay.
The common living spaces for the house are all oriented towards the 'walls of windows' that face south on the garden level and the first floor of the house. The garden level common areas include the office and family room, both facing south and opening up on the garden and the year. The first floor common rooms include the dining room, living room and all-glass sunroom with its own private porch.
The chalet has four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths. The master bedroom is in the loft which opens out over the living room with a wonderful view of the bay. It has a new king bed and mattress (2013), new carpeting (2014), a library area with reading chair and an ensuite two room bath/dressing room. The first floor has two bedrooms at the back of the house and a full bath. The primary bedroom has a new queen bed and mattress (2013) and a private entrance to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed and access to the bath through a short hallway. Both first floor bedrooms have new paint and carpeting in 2014. The fourth bedroom is on the garden level. It has a queen bed with a new mattress (2013) and has a 3/4 bath just outside the bedroom that it shares with the family room. Two foutons are also available if the sleeping arrangements need to be customized.
Having the bedrooms spread out over three floors makes for an unusual level of privacy and flexibility that one does not ordinarily experience.
The house is heated by hot water baseboard and the residential hot water comes off the furnace so evening showers do not involve negotiations about who is going to have first crack at the hot water: There is enough for everyone. Water is from a private well and is not only safe, but delicious. Secondary heating is from a Jotul propane stove on the garden level and a propane fireplace insert in the living room. Evening fires can be had at the touch of a button both for ambiance and a little extra heat on cool mornings.
The kitchen is complete with a complement of full-sized appliances including four burner gas Jenn-Air downdraft stove top, Jenn-Air oven, 2.2 cubic food microwave, 22 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, and a host of plug-in appliances including a 4-slice toaster, 12 cup coffee machine and grinder, electric kettle, and more. The kitchen is well stocked with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as a sufficient supply of silverware and dishes for a party of 8. New granite counter tops will be installed before the start of the 2015 season.
There is a utility room in the back of the garden level that has a full sized washer and dryer that are available to our guests should the need for clothes washing arise.
Patten Bay Chalet is sited on a lot of just less than two acres in such a way that privacy is guaranteed. There is a buffer of trees to the back of the house and on either side as well, shielding you completely from the neighbors. From Viking Trail Lane you cannot see the house. Privacy is assured and yet, with the sloping property, you have an expansive view out over the water. The grounds are under constant improvement with the fire pit, outside stairs between levels, and the croquet lawn being the major additions for the 2014 season.
Patten Bay Chalet is in a small (9 lot), private, residential community. Although hidden in the woods, the Chalet still has a spectacular view of Patten Bay as well as Mt. Desert Island across the water. The Chalet has access to a private association beach just 200 yards away for those so inclined. Kids can spend a lot of time on the beach at low tide. A public freshwater beach, great for family outings, is 9 miles away on Branch Lake.
Patten Bay Chalet has undergone a major three-year upgrade and is now in top shape inside and out. Projects from new flooring (garden level) to new windows and doors, new propane service, new water heater, new beds and mattresses, new carpets in all bedrooms and public spaces, new decking, and full property clean-up have been completed. The house has nothing to apologize for.
Patten Bay Chalet is the ideal starting point for exploring the Acadia/Downeast region. The serenity that surrounds the house enhances relaxation after a full day of activities enjoying what Maine has to offer. The house location is perfect for visits to not only Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, but also outings to Schoodic Peninsula and Downeast Maine as well as Blue Hill and Deer Isle on the other side of the world famous Eggamoggin Reach that connects Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays.
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