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Outline
 
1. Introduction: a joyous house
2. Contents: an intellectual adventure 
3. Furnishings: welcoming and protecting
4. 5 ocean front dining areas
    a.  5 eating areas
    b.  organization and inventories
5. Bedrooms
6. Wildlife

7. Photo gallery

Home Features
 
1.       Introduction: a joyous house
 
If the Oceansedge home could speak, it would encourage readers of this web site to note the 75 photos shown below.
 
The photos correctly depict the 2-story house as abundant in 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.
 
2.       Contents: an intellectual adventure 
 
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);
    --    art  (Stobart, NC Wyeth, Varga, Remington, Pyle, 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.
 
3.       Furnishings: welcoming and protecting
 
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 as much more of a welcoming and protecting home than just a place to stay.
 
4.       5 ocean front dining areas, organization and cooking inventory 
 
         a.       Five oceanfront eating areas
 
Five eating areas are available, all ocean-facing:
 
                                        Inside/outside             formal/informal             Seating
 
--        kitchen                  inside                          informal                        6 to 8
 
--        dining room           inside                          formal                           6 to 8, more with available table
 
--        kitchen deck         outside                        informal or formal         4 + 6 to 8 =10 to 12
 
--        brick patio             outside                        informal or formal        3 and 3, 6 to 8, more with available table

--      deck at the shore    outside                        informal or formal        4

--      2nd story balconies outside                       informal                        2 + 2
 
b.       Organization and inventories
 
The organization of the house and its inventories contemplates catered dinners . (A veteran chef serves most of the guests who come there). 
 
Meaning, every meal there, during days or evenings, inside or outside, can be an experience superior to any hotel or restaurant, depending on the enthusiasm and preferences of the guest.

5.           Bedrooms 

The house offers 4 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom; plus a ½ bath in the foyer.
                                                                   Bedroom 1              Bedroom 2             Bedroom 3            Bedroom 4
 
 
--      Floor                                                   1st floor                   1st floor                   2nd floor               2nd floor
 
--      Ocean view                                         no                           yes                          yes                        yes
 
--     View of wildlife (deer)                          no                           yes                          yes                        yes
 
--      Beds                                                    1                             4                             1                            1
 
--      Sleeps                                                  2                             6                             2                            2
 
--      En suite bathroom                                yes                          yes                         yes                         yes
 
--      Closet                                                   walk-in                     not walk-in             walk-in                   walk-in
 
--      2nd floor ocean view deck                   not applicable         not applicable        yes                        yes
 
--      Washer/dryer                                        no                            yes                         no                          no
 
--      Air conditioning                                     yes                          yes                         yes                         yes
 
--      TV                                                          yes                          yes                         yes                         yes
 
--      Wifi reception                                         yes                          yes                         yes                         yes
 
--      Floors                                                      mahogany               wall-to-wall             mahogany              mahogany
                                                                       with oriental             carpet                    with oriental            with oriental
                                                                       rugs                         with oriental            rugs                       rugs
                                                                                                        rugs
 
--       Decor                                                     traditional,                 traditional,             traditional,              traditional,
                                                                       antiques                    antiques,               antiques                 antiques
                                                                                                         and Maine
                                                                                                         woods
 
6.           Wildlife
 
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 lawn 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.

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