The Cookie Tree Farm – the only property for sale on the North Shore of North Haven – benefits from low real estate taxes, yet has a very private waterfront on a half-mile long pristine cove. Several other waterfront properties on North Haven suffer from a high annual tax bill due to long shorelines. The Cookie Tree Farm property is shaped like a trapezoid, with the narrow end on the water.
The land value alone of the Cookie Tree Farm is significant. Currently, as far as we know, this property of 16 acres with private waterfront is the only property for sale on North Haven with potential for building two additional very private homes to supplement the solid existing year-round home plus barn.
The large barn could be converted to a stunning guest house with the same beautiful water views. Also, the 16 acres can be divided into two or more parcels to sell. One exceptional building site is nearer the water on a rise not far from the end of the existing private road. There are several other potential building sites.
The main North Shore road is always tranquil, even in high summer weeks. Proximity of the main house to the main road makes winter visits and maintenance easily accessible year-round.
There is a half-acre pond that can be cleaned and landscaped and more than two dozen apple trees of different varieties in three orchards on the property. Three conservation areas nearby on the North Shore offer protection from further development. The house is about one easy mile from Pulpit Harbor where your mooring is waiting for you.
(Some friends on North Haven with private docks sometimes use a mooring on the thoroughfare or Pulpit Harbor instead, due to the extra concerns and costs of a private dock on their own property. However, a summer mooring, or a summer dock, could be placed on the shore of the Cookie Tree Farm.)
Within this historic year-round house, plus factors include:
- A new entry room with three new closets, new windows, and new Italian tile floors.
- A modern oil furnace
- A back-up generator that powers the entire house, including the oven, dryer, and furnace. (North Haven electricity is primarily provided by reliable wind turbines operated by a local power co-op.)
- A well that consistently provides delicious fresh water (as compared to some properties in other places on the island)
- A second stairway to the master bedroom – the original stairs from the late 18th century
- A Bosch washer and dryer in the new full bathroom on the ground floor
- All stainless appliances in the very sunny tiled floor eat-in large kitchen
- A wood-burning stove in the kitchen, together with four other fireplaces
- A spacious den or TV room with water views
- Built-in bookshelves and half-cupboards in the living room
- Lots of storage space inside with four bedrooms and large closets upstairs, three full baths, a large dining room with the original built in cupboards, a double length living room
- An enclosed porch for summer living that faces Penobscot Bay, the Camden Hills, and incredible sunsets – even in winter, the sun heats this porch space
- High-speed Internet access with fiber optic cable running directly to the house. Alternatively, a DirecTV antenna is already installed
- A small private office on the ground floor with floor to ceiling bookshelves (off the dining room)
- Not to forget the private beach – very special! Cook-out, swim, kayak, boarding, anchor or just meditate …
A new owner may want to update the two upstairs bathrooms (which are at opposite ends of the house for privacy). The seller loves the original old wide floorboards on the ground floor, but a new owner may want to recondition or replace them. The siding of the barn needs replacement and some of the windows in the house could be replaced (there are new, thermal-efficient windows in the entry and kitchen).
Pricing currently is considerably less than market values of 10 years ago. Now is the time to buy on North Haven, an unspoiled and welcoming place.