Maine July 08, 2016
These 11 Unique Houses In Maine Will Make You Look Twice…And Want To Go In
Homes in Maine are unique. Whether it’s a house so small you’re not sure where to hang your hat, or one so big you can’t FIND your hat, there are a wide variety of places to lay your head. From tiny to huge, we’ve tried to find the most unique houses that dot the Maine landscape. Some will have you dumping out your piggy banks, and others will make you secretly thankful to have the home you have!
1. Strawberry Hill Road Angles, Bar Harbor
This 10,000-square-foot home located in Bar Harbor looks a bit out of place in Maine, but once you're inside you'll forget all about that. The views are sweeping and available in just about every room of the house. If being inside isn't for you, just step out onto any of the eight decks that will allow you to breathe in that salty Bar Harbor air. If it's not enough to simply look at the photo, consider moving in. It's for sale for just under $4 million! Have that money saved already? Better make sure you can afford the taxes as well - they're close to $15,000!
2. Crooked River Tiny House, Waterford
Not into living in a house with eight decks? Maybe tiny living is for you! Located down a country road off of Route 302 in Waterford lies a little house by the banks of the Crooked River. It was built from the ground up by the skilled hands of a local Mainer. The inside of the Crooked River Tiny House comes with even more loving detail than the outside. The cabinets were discovered before the house even existed and the home was built to ensure they had a prominent place inside. Those cabinets hide every single grain, snack or cookie you could possibly want while being ensconced in the wilds of Western Maine.
3. The Norumbega Carriage House, Camden
This unique property looks wacky on the outside, but is fully renovated and absolutely pristine on the inside. It comes with beach rights and solar panels, but the best part is obviously that cool tower! This one is for sale as well. A mere $3.7 million will get you in!
4. The Norumbega Inn, Camden
Not quite ready to invest in the carriage house? Try out the Norumbega Castle for a night to see if the Norumbega life is for you. Overlooking Penobscot Bay in Camden, the Norumbega Castle stands out from just about every other structure along the Maine coast. Built in 1886, it was privately owned and lived in for almost 100 years before becoming a bed and breakfast that you can stay in today.
5. The Nancy Lou, Georgetown
The Nancy Lou is one of three houseboats available for rent through Riggs Cove Rentals in Georgetown. The three houseboats in the Riggs fleet are all safely moored in place, so you won't inadvertently float towards the unknown. And, if you're not much of a boater, don't worry. No captain's license is required! Riggs will handle any training you'll need to familiarize yourself with the boats.
6. The Greenville Inn, Greenville
While perhaps not especially unique from the outside, this bed and breakfast is pretty special on the inside. Not because it's decorated beautifully (though it is), but because it's quite haunted. Guests at this Moosehead Lake mainstay have reported hearing unexplained voices and the sounds of feet tap dancing. A few lucky souls have seen a beautiful lady who appears to be very friendly.
7. Belfast Cohousing & Eco-Village, Belfast
This home is one of a few set up in a very unique community. Meant to offer affordable, environmentally sustainable and multi-generational homes, those who live here have access to land reserved for agriculture as well as tons of open space. Check them out online by clicking
8. The Crumbling Home, Searsport
This title is not official - it's just what I call this perfect masterpiece of an abode located near Searsport. We don't know a ton about it, but we do know that whoever is being paid to be caretaker has seriously fallen down on the job.
9. The Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk
Legend has it that busy sea captain, George W. Bourne, did the carpentry work on this cake to atone for not having taken his bride, Jane, on a proper honeymoon. Built by Bourne in 1825, the home was attached to a barn that caught fire. To prevent the entire home from going up in flames, he allowed the barn to burn. Ultimately, in fixing the home, the cake-like embellishments were made. Check it out at 104 Summer Street in Kennebunk.
10. Goose Rocks Light, North Haven
Casey Jordan, owner of Goose Rocks Island Light, believes her space is truly incredible. And, she's right! There is a queen bed in one room and bunk beds in the other, along with a large lounge to relax in for optimal water views. You'll even have your own staff at the lighthouse who will meet you at the ferry to take you to the stores and show you around the town if necessary.
This staff also helps guests with their food and belongings, and takes them by boat back to the ferry. The light has been supported by Beacon Preservation Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of lighthouses and their environments for educational, cultural, recreational, and historical preservation purposes. 11. The Adriance House
This home was built from 12 shipping containers, divided into two groups of six that are separated by a glass area. Check out this video for a full tour of the home and the reasons why it exists.
If seeing these houses has you wondering about their history, check out some
other Maine houses that come with seriously creepy histories!