In a Word... Magnificent
If Oceansedge home could speak, it would encourage readers of this website to note the photos which correctly depict the 2-story house as abundant in the size for being a 4-bedroom house with 4.5 bathrooms en suite to each bedroom. The house is elegant and meticulously appointed, but sunny and welcoming as well.
Its entire architectural direction is south-facing to the ocean with a view of: the historic mansions along the shoreline, then the Town's active harbor, the Acadia mountains and the Porcupine Islands that descend to the Town, and the bracing North Atlantic beyond.
Meaning, it is a joyous house, suffused with sunlight and sea breezes through 6 ocean-facing french doors, on both levels of the house.
This is a house with its own personality, and perhaps with panache as well. The house speaking for itself would inquire for your possible interest in 4 libraries; antiques in the form of furniture (Duncan Phyfe, Queen Anne) and art (Stobart, NC Wyeth, Varga, Remington, Wengenroth, 2-century old English hunting prints); appointments like historic brass wall sconces and other treasures from some of the great but former houses in Bar Harbor and Newport; military curios and artifacts.
Meaning, this eclectic home is as much an intellectual adventure as a place to stay.
The house is furnished unstintingly and inventoried with: imported linens, oriental rugs, every conceivable form of cookware (Calphalon) and cooking accessories, audio visual equipment including high speed ethernet internet connections and WiFi by Spectrum plus 7 televisions, wireless security systems for smoke and fire and rescue.
Meaning, Oceansedge is a welcoming and protecting home.
Five eating areas are available, all ocean-facing: two inside (the kitchen and the dining room) and three outside (the kitchen deck, the brick patio in front of the living room and dining room, and the deck at the shore). The organization of the house and its inventories complements catered dinners which a veteran chef serves to most of the guests who come there.
Meaning, every meal there, during days or evenings, inside or outside, can be a dining experience superior to any restaurant, depending on the enthusiasm and preferences of the guest.
Perhaps above all, the house and its decks and patios offer the company of itinerant and tame visitors who come into view in the backyard during the days and evenings: graceful deer who make their way down through the huge black gates which are open and mean no unfriendliness to anyone or to any creature, pairs of mallard ducks and ducklings who waddle down from the ponds beside the driveway to doze on the law above the ocean, and the chipmunks and songbirds alike who are glad to gather sunflower seeds from an open hand.
It might be said that this home is mostly about open-handedness.