A 39-acre waterfront complex in Maine with two guest houses and the option to add two more

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location: Brooklyn, Maine

price: 9 million dollars

Known as Boldwater, this 39-acre complex on the water’s edge on Blue Hill Bay has a large main house, two four-bedroom guesthouses, and approved permits to build two more homes on the property.

“You can turn this into a luxury vacation destination, which Maine just doesn’t have enough of,” said listing agent Susan Dowd, of Coldwell Banker. “What I love the most is the 1400 ft long beach with a private beach. It is just an amazing place.”

Since 1980, the 14,000-square-foot home on Wharf Dodge Road has been owned by former actress Louise Tevavana Murphy, who appeared as one of the actresses alongside Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard in the hit 1962 movie “Motini on the Bounty,” said Ms. David.

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Mrs. Tefaafana played Richard Harris in love, and while filming in Tahiti, she met and fell in love with her future husband, rancher, philanthropist and sailboat racer Spencer L. Murphy Jr., according to published reports.

The Murfeys built this home in 1980, and they lived here full-time for many years, Ms. Davood said. He died in 2003 at the age of 75.

“They fell in love with the site,” she said. “Overlooking the water from every window in the house.”

She added that she also had a deep-water berth that the Murphys used for their yacht.

The ground floor of the six-bedroom Colonial contains formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a breakfast room, and a large family room with bar and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows facing the water. There is also a bedroom on the first floor with a separate entrance.

The large family room features a bar, glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the water.

Robert Ommenhofer Photography

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Architectural details include high ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, hand-painted murals, large-scale built-in work, millwork, and crown moldings.

Upstairs, the basic suite has a fireplace and a large seating area overlooking the water. Mrs. Daoud said that a wood-panelled library on this level would make a good home office.

Downstairs there is a recreation room, wine cellar, hot tub and sauna.

Ms. Daoud said the two circles could be used as income-generating properties. “It can be rented as an Airbnb or to someone for years to come.”

“The house is in very good condition,” she said. “They’re constantly working around the house,” including adding a new roof last year.


The 14,375-square-foot home has six bedrooms, five full and three partial baths. It is located on a plot of land of 38.6 acres. There are also two guest houses, which have four bedrooms and three bathrooms. One of them has access to a private beach

means of comfort

Amenities include nine wood-burning fireplaces, a private beach, a heated ocean-view pool, a bar, a lift serving all three levels, a pond, an apple orchard, a pool house with a kitchenette, a fountain, a pier, and lawns. and generator.

The property has 1,400 feet of shoreline and a private beach.

Robert Ommenhofer Photography

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Neighborhood notes

Ms. Daoud said the property is about 20 minutes from both the popular town of Bar Harbor and downtown Brooklyn.

Acadia National Park is also nearby, which is about an hour’s drive from Camden, Maine, she said.

Agent: Susan Daoud, Caldwell Banker

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