Come catch your breath in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.
This extraordinary lakefront home was custom built by the owner. Every square inch carefully considered. Every detail masterfully executed.
Nestled in a small community on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region, the Dane Lane property is, in a word, unique. 200 ft of waterfront and 3 acres, with an additional 60 shared acres on the road end of the property to ensure no further development.
Great Pond is perhaps the best lake in Maine. Large, yet always quiet. Stunning views and great fishing. You can make friends for life or keep to yourself.
Belgrade Lakes, while a tranquil gem in itself, is a perfect location for enjoying Maine's four seasons. Award-winning golf around the corner from the house. Maine's highest ski peaks just 90 minutes away. While you're in this peaceful setting, you're just 10 miles to I-95 and 60 minutes to Portland, Maine's biggest city, where 400 chef-owned restaurants wait to enchant you.
The home itself is gracious and exquisite. It'll take your breath away while giving you the time and space to catch it. Within it, you can host a party for a hundred yet still find quiet cozy space to chill out. It has radiant heat and central air conditioning, and every floor is either mahogany, travertine tile, or marble.
The chef's kitchen is designed to entertain. Three dishwashers, multi-burner gas cooktop with griddle, a faucet to fill your biggest lobster pots, huge pantry and lots of granite counter space for all the prep work. And the wet bar area features an onyx sink and cabinets for all your beverage needs.
This gracious room off the kitchen is the owner's favorite room. Call it the sun room, a breakfast room, or your little piece of paradise. The coffered ceilings, atrium doors to the deck and a wood fireplace complete the special-ness of the room.
The dining area leads to the living area where a 22-foot chimney with propane fireplace commands your attention. Just beyond is the gorgeous screened porch for lakeside evenings. Off of the dining room is a soundproof room so kiddos, or adults, can be nearby but have their own space.
The master suite also features a propane fireplace and a door to the screened porch. The bath includes two separate sink areas, a Jacuzzi tub, a double steam shower, and separate WC. Plus a walk-in closet/changing room.
The second floor features dual offices with a full bath in between, a large open library with a floor stable enough to hold a grand piano, and three bedrooms each with their own bath. A balcony gives you private space to overlook the lake.
The guest quarters are just another example of the owner's thoughtful building process. Your guests or family members can enjoy their own space and be self-sufficient if they so choose. A beautiful kitchen, dining and living area and a private deck with water views. A master bedroom with a full bath and laundry capability, a kids' bunkroom. This entire area was designed so that it could be walled off from the main house and create access from the deck.
The lower floor include two game room areas with a dual-sided propane gas fireplace. Bar area, exercise room, even a wine cellar. Doors to the lovely patio area with ceiling fans and travertine tiled floors. The outdoor fire pit area and setup for a hot tub.
The lower floor has a media room, two more bedrooms with their own baths and a laundry room. One bath includes a sauna and a steam shower.
Finally, the entry way and four-bay garage. This mud room has plenty of space for all your belongings-boots, coats, all the equipment you need for every season in Maine.
So, have you fallen in love yet? Can you see yourself living here? Come for a visit and you'll stay for a lifetime. I promise you.