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T H E K N O W L E S C O M P A N Y P R E S E N T S

W A N A K I W I N

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S T O R Y

Stretching along the bold granite coast of Seal Harbor and the Eastern Way,

lies Wanakiwin. Evocative of Acadia National Park in so many ways, this

peaceful 6.03 +/- acre property flows naturally through pristine woods and

cool green mossy glades to pink granite ledges on the shore. The perfectly

sited year-round house provides lofty panoramic vistas of the outer islands

and open ocean. With dramatic granite outcrops, lush native gardens,

towering evergreens as well as sun-splashed lawns, Wanakiwin compares

only to the Park itself in its variety of Acadian settings. This is a rare

opportunity to own an exceptional waterfront property on

the legendary Seal Harbor coast.

The magnificent 10-bedroom home is set discretely amidst pine and mature

spruce trees just off the rocky shoreline, and offers unlimited views to the

east, and west to the outer islands. Christopher Glass designed the

comfortable and gracious Main House in 1991, and it was built to premium

standards by highly-respected builder Nelson Goodwin. Exquisite

woodwork and flawless detail are everywhere, and the craftsmanship is

exceptional throughout. The interior flows like a ribbon through the many

sunny rooms, and the sleeping quarters offer ensuite privacy and comfort

with a variety of oceanside porches.

The house is entered through a spacious welcoming foyer bathed in natural

light from a skylight 3 floors above. Rich woodwork embraces this entry hall,

with a mahogany balustrade winding up the wide stairways and landings to

the 3rd floor. The sophisticated details of the woodwork here, as throughout

the house, offer the rich deep colors of classic wooden boat beadboard

sheathing, bordered with custom real plaster walls. Each room within the

house was designed to have views and a connection to the ocean.

The large, comfortable living room has a fireplace and double French doors

that open to the main porch overlooking the rocky shoreline and waters

below. A tiered sunroom adjoins the Living Room, offering an informal

sitting area under a skylight. Around the corner is the richly appointed Study

with a fireplace, built-in desk, map table, and bookcases. A curved wood

ceiling gives a nautical sense as one listens to ocean sounds from the double

doors opening to the private porch. At the end of the hallway is an airy,

light-filled Artist’s Study.

The Dining Room on the East side of the house off the living room offers

ample room for a large family gathering or formal entertaining. Graced

by a fireplace, this room connects to a large screened Porch for 3-season

dining – and more wonderful views to the East and outer islands. Just

off the dining room is a unique turret breakfast room with 2-story

arched windows and full views of the ocean . The large Kitchen is

modern and highly functional for the culinary expert, with a 6 burner

Dacor gas stove and first-rate appliances throughout.

Up the main stairs to the 2nd floor are three ensuite bedrooms with two

private ocean facing porches. The Main Suite has his-and-hers dressing

rooms and full baths, with a custom Dutch-tile decorated fireplace in the

main bedroom area. There are multiple guestrooms in the center and

eastern wings of the house offering ample space and privacy for guests.

So many tasteful and subtle touches are evident throughout the living

spaces. On the lower level, there is a gym, full bath and sauna, and a

playroom with fireplace. Just outside begins the

journey through the gardens.

The extensive landscaping that blends gardens and lawns seamlessly

with the natural contours of the property was designed and built by

Dennis Braccale, a renowned Landscape Architect on MDI who has

worked on many exquisite gardens. The Smithsonian Institute

documented and archived “Cliff Garden” in the Archives of the American

Gardens in 2010. Grassy pathways around the house lead to serene

flower gardens, and pine needle paths wind through the woods. Native

plants, ferns, moss covered rocks, and the iconic pink granite rocks of

the shoreline all combine to create an artistic palette where

land and sea come together as one.

To enter Wanakiwin is to be welcomed into a naturally elegant, tranquil

setting, where all the elements of Acadia National Park envelop and

inspire you. Across 650 +/-feet of rock-bound, forested coastline below

the hills of Seal Harbor, looking out over the Eastern Way, and offering

such a variety of scenery and surroundings, this property feels much

larger than 6+/- acres. Unmatched for natural beauty and breadth,

Wanakiwin is a wonderfully unique coastal Maine property.


While much has changed in Seal Harbor since the earliest

summer visitors in the 1890’s, there are two key elements

that have contributed to the uniqueness of the village as a

vacation retreat for generations of prominent families.

The most obvious is Nature herself, reflected in the

enduring natural beauty and accessibility of Acadia

National Park with its mountains, forest, bold granite

ocean shores, scenic elevated drives, and equally delightful

carriage roads and bridle paths.

H I S T O R Y

But there is also the understated elegance of the place, the

low key simplicity of living, and a deep sense of serenity

derived from the privacy and distance from the hurry and

restlessness of high-pressure modern life. In Seal Harbor,

one enjoys nearness to unspoiled nature and spaces that are

ideal for quiet reflection. Those who have embraced the

timelessness of this beloved island community and its

unsurpassed restorative qualities cherish their time here

and count the days until they can return.


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PROPERTY DETAIL

First Floor Details

Entry Foyer (23’ x15’)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way from front door

• Mahogany Balustrade to the 3rd floor

• Classic wooden boat beadboard sheathing, bordered with

custom real plaster walls.

• Side hallway arched beadboard ceiling

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Living Room (27’x23’)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Outer Islands

• Hardwood floors with areas rugs

• Double French doors to ocean facing porch

• Custom real plaster walls (all walls-ceiling)

• Decorative wood trim

• fireplace and mantle

• Pocket doors to sunroom

• Side sitting area

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Sunroom (15’6” x 27’6”)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Outer Islands

• 2-step elevated off Livingroom

• Skylight

• Hardwood floors with areas rugs

• White bead board ceiling

• Side built in cabinets and wet bar

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Hallway to Study & Studio

• Half bath with MDI Nautical map wallpaper

Study (16’x14’)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Outer Islands

• Hardwood floors with areas rugs

• Mahogany wood walls

• Arched wood beadboard ceiling

• Built in desk and map table

• Fireplace with wood mantle

• Private porch with sitting areas

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Studio (15’6” x 18’6”-Angled)

• Ocean views -Southwest & Outer Islands

• Hardwood floors

• Built cabinets with workspace countertops

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Dining Room (19’6”x 17’6”)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands to the Southwest

• Hardwood floors

• Custom real plaster walls (walls-ceiling)

• Wood beams across ceiling

• Glass doors to 3 Season screened porch, Livingroom, and Breakfast room rotunda

• Custom fireplace with granite base

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

3-Season Screened in Porch (14’x 16’)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands to the Southwest

• Teak floor with painted shingled walls

• Wood beadboard ceiling

Turret Breakfast Room (14’6”x14’6”)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands to the Southwest

• 2-story arched windows within tower

• Painted beadboard walls

• Hardwood floors

• Ceiling fan

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Kitchen (16’x18’6”)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands across Bunkers Ledge

• Granite and Corian Countertops

• Wood beadboard ceiling

• Dacor 6 burner stove-oven

• Thermador commercial vent hood

• 2 Crossley refrigerators

• Stainless steel sink & disposal

• Microwave

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

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First Floor Details continued

Pantry (7’x7’)

• Hardwood floor

• Granite counter top with butcher block

• Dishwasher

• Built in cabinets

Informal Dining Area (14’6” x15’(Angled)

• Ocean views to East

• Hardwood floor

• Side porch for grilling

Laundry Room (7’x11’

• Hardwood floors

• Extra Capacity GE Washer-Electric Dryer

• Stand Up Frigidaire Freezer

• Stainless steel large laundry sink

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Second floor Bedroom Details

Main Bedroom-1 Suite (23’x14’)-Ensuite (SW Wing)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands across Bunkers Ledge

• Double glass doors to Private porch with unlimited ocean views

• 2 spacious full baths-custom subway tile

• 2 dressing rooms

• Linen closet

• Fireplace with custom Dutch-tile border

• Wall to wall wool carpet

• Ceiling fan

• Side stairway to lower floors

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Guest Bedroom 2- (20’6”x 14’) Center Wing

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands across Bunkers Ledge

• Private long porch with ocean views

• Wall to wall wool carpet

• Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Ceiling fan

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

Guest Bedroom-3 (20’6”x 14’) Center Wing

• Ocean views -Eastern Way Schoodic & Outer Islands across Bunkers Ledge

• Glass door to Private long porch with unlimited ocean views

• Wall to wall wool carpet

• Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Ceiling fan

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

Guest Bedroom-4 (20’x15’) East Wing

• Ocean views -Eastern Way

• Wall to wall carpet

• Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

Guest Bedroom-5 (18’x15’6”) East Wing

• Ocean views -Eastern Way

• Wall to wall carpet

• Shared Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

Guest Bedroom-6 (21’x14’6”) East Wing

• Ocean views -Eastern Way

• Hardwood Floors

• Shared Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

Guest Bedrooms 8-9-10 Far Eastern Wing (12’x10’)

• 2 full baths

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Stairway to lower hall & kitchen

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Third Floor Room Details

Guest Bedroom-7 (Center-Third Floor (18’x15’6”)

• Ocean views -Eastern Way to Bakers Island

• Wall to wall wool carpet

• Shared Full bath with custom subway tiles

• Hotwater baseboard heat (European)

• Solid and ventilated wood doors to hall

Cedar Lined Storage closet (12’x14’)

Full Bath (3/4 shower and water closet)

Upper storage (25’x80’ over 2 wings)

• Access off upper hallway-center wing

• Wide stairway to east wing

Lower Level Room Details (SW Wing)

Gym (15’6” x18’-Angled)

• Ocean views to Southwest

• Wall to wall carpet

• Built in sound system

Sauna-Full Bath (6’x12’)

• Cedar Swedish sauna

• Full Bath

Playroom (16’x29’ Angled)

• Spacious entertaining/media room

• Walkout private porch to garden and shorefront path

• Granite fireplace

• Built in reading nooks

Wine Room

• Temperature and humidity controlled

• Custom built wine racks

Lower Level Operations Room Details

Operations Room

• 3 Reillo Boilers with multi-zone heating

• Insulated pressure tanks for water systems

• Reverse Osmosis New Terra Water System

• Heat flo indirect Hot water heater

• Energy Dynamics Generator

• Generator transfer system

• Whole house surge suppressor system

• 3 x275 Gallon fuel tanks

• Seacoast Security system

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