Cottages
Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine 04221
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(updated 27 July 2015)





Alders - Cottage Street [now South Shore Road], Northeast Harbor
   designed by John E. Clark of Bar Harbor for S. D. Sargeant
Ancestral, The - Northeast Harbor
   1880: land purchased from Augustus Chase Savage
   designed by Robert Swain Peabody
   built by Augustus Chase Savage for Charles W. Eliot
Anchor-to-Wind - Seal Harbor
Anchorage, The - Seal Harbor
   1909 July 7: listed in "Cottage Directory" in The Bar Harbor Record
Anchorage, The - Crowninshield Point, Seal Harbor
   designed by Wallace K. Harrison
   1939: built
   owned by [built for?] Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
   14 August 1979: transferred via will (Hancock County Registry of Deeds 1357:215) to Margaretta Fitler Rockefeller
   30 August 1979: purchased by Walter B. Ford II and Josephine [F.?] Ford (Hancock County Registry of Deeds 1360:440)
Beau Geste - Northeast Harbor
Binnacle, The - Barr Hill Road, Seal Harbor
Blueberry Cliff - Northeast Harbor
Blueberry Ledge
   designed by Peabody & Stearns of Boston
   1881: built for Charles Eliot family (cost: $6840)
Breezes - Cottage Street [now South Shore Road], Northeast Harbor
Byways - Seal Harbor
Cairn House - Seal Harbor
Cedar Cliff - Seal Harbor
Clement Cottage - Seal Harbor
Cochrane Cottage - Northeast Harbor
Coffee Pot - Northeast Harbor
Conies, The - Seal Harbor
Cove End - Northeast Harbor
Craigstone - Rowland Road, Seal Harbor
   designed by Isaac H. Green Jr. of Sayville, NY, for Henry A. Rowland
Cranberry Lodge - see Harbor Cottage
Digby Lodge - Northeast Harbor
Eastholm
   1901–1902: built for Mr. and Mrs. Richard March Hoe
Eastpoint
   designed by Duncan Candler
   1909: built for Charlotte Augusta (Rhodes) Hanna (Mrs. Marcus Hanna)
Eastward Way - Northeast Harbor
Edgecliff - Seal Harbor
Edgewood - Cottage Street [now South Shore Road], Northeast Harbor
Escale, La - Northeast Harbor
Eyrie, The
   designed by Marcus T. Reynolds of Albany, NY
   1897–1899: built for Samuel Fessenden Clarke
   1910: purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
   1915: Duncan Candler hired to design an expansion
   [date?]: cottage (from image on old postcard, contributed by Doug Tuttle)
   [date?]: cottage (from image on old postcard, contributed by Doug Tuttle)
   1963: torn down
Falt House - Northeast Harbor
   ca. 1895: built
Felsmere - Rowland Road, Seal Harbor
   designed by Grosvenor Atterbury
   1901–1902: built by Asa Hodgkins and Sons of Bar Harbor for Edward Cushman Bodman
Fieldwood - Seal Harbor
Firwood - Seal Harbor
Folie, La - Seal Harbor
Forest Ledge - Seal Harbor
Fraley Cottage
   1901: designed by Frederick L. Savage
Glengariff - Seal Harbor
   1891: designed by Isaac H. Green Jr. of Sayville, NY, for George Borwick Cooksey
   August 1909: purchased by Ernest B. Dane, who had it torn down and had a new Glengariff built (completed in 1911)
Good Hope - Northeast Harbor
Gray Rock - Seal Harbor
Gray Rock - Northeast Harbor
   designed by Frederick L. Savage
   1912–1913: built for William S. Grant Jr. of Philadelphia
Graycliff
   designed by Isaac H. Green Jr. of Sayville, NY, for Eugene S. Bristol
   1895–1896: built
Grey Pine - Northeast Harbor
Gulls Way - Northeast Harbor
Harbor Cottage - Northeast Harbor
   owned by Augustus C. Savage
   name changed to Cranberry Lodge
Harbor Head - Northeast Harbor
Heimburg, Die - Seal Harbor
Hidden House - Seal Harbor
Hillcrest - Rowland Road, Seal Harbor
Hillside - Seal Harbor
Homestead
   1885: designed by John E. Clark of Bar Harbor for Daniel Kimball
Ilfracombe - Seal Harbor
Indian Head Cottage - Manchester Point, Northeast Harbor
   designed by Frederick L. Savage for Ansel L. Manchester
   used as a small summer hotel
Immensee - Seal Harbor
Journey's End - Northeast Harbor
Juniper Ledge - Northeast Harbor
Keewaydin - Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor
   1896: designed by Isaac H. Green Jr. of Sayville, NY, for Edward K. and Mary (Dows) Dunham
   1897: built
   1898: garden designed by Beatrix Farrand
   1910: brick terrace added; designed by architect Duncan Candler
Kenjockety - Northeast Harbor
(Daniel) Kimball House - Northeast Harbor
   later named Petite Plaisance
Ledge, The - Smallidge Point, Northeast Harbor
   1891: designed by Frederick L. Savage for William Warren and Ellen Twistleton (Parkman) Vaughan of Hallowell, Maine
Lions Ledge - Seal Harbor
Lookout - Seal Harbor
Lower Ledge - Northeast Harbor
Magnum Donum - Northeast Harbor
   1881, spring: built
   1887 July 14 issue of Bar Harbor Record: "Bishop Doane and family are expected at their cottage at Northeast Harbor, on Saturday evening." (p. 1, col. 3)
   owned by William C. Doane
   2011 December 12: cottage [photo by Doug Tuttle]
Malmor - Seal Harbor
McBridge Cottage - Northeast Harbor
   1887 July 14 issue of Bar Harbor Record: "Henry R. Dalton and family of Boston, are occupying the McBride cottage at Northeast Harbor." (p. 1, col. 3)
Meadow Cottage - Seal Harbor
Miradero - Seal Harbor
   designed by Grosvenor Atterbury
   1901: built for Christian A. Herter
Nantibi - Seal Harbor
Otter's Nest - Otter Creek
   1887 July 14 issue of Bar Harbor Record: "Lieut. Auliek Palmer was at his cottage the Otter's Nest, at Otter Creek, last week. Mrs. Palmer is detained by sickness." (p. 1, col. 3)
Over Sea - Seal Harbor
Overbrook - Seal Harbor
Overcliff - Northeast Harbor
Over-edge - Northeast Harbor
   owned by Daniel Coit Gilman
Oversea - Seal Harbor
Ox Ledge - Seal Harbor
Passage West - Seal Harbor
Perch, The - Seal Harbor
Petite Plaisance - see (Daniel) Kimball House
(J. D.) Phillips Cottage
   1889: built
Pine Ledge - Seal Harbor
Points of View - Seal Harbor
Pyne Cottage - Cottage Street [now South Shore Road], Northeast Harbor
Ravenscleft - Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor
   designed by Peabody & Stearns
   1901: built for James Ford Rhodes and wife Anne Card Rhodes
   2004: purchased by Gretchen LeGré
Reath Cottage - Northeast Harbor
Reef Point - Northeast Harbor
Rock End Way - Northeast Harbor
Roserne - Northeast Harbor
   1890: land purchased
   designed by Frederick L. Savage for Rev. Cornelius B. Smith
   1891: completed
   2011 December 12: cottage [photo by Doug Tuttle]
Saheda - 109 Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor
Scull Cottage
   1899: designed by Frederick L. Savage
Sea Change - Northeast Harbor
Seabeach - Seal Harbor
Seabench - Seal Harbor
Seaward West - Northeast Harbor
Shawondasee - Rowland Road, Seal Harbor
Skylands - Seal Harbor
   designed by Duncan Candler
   1923–1925: built by Byron W. Candage and Son for Edsel and Eleanor Ford; landscape architect: Jens Jensen
   [date?]: cottage (from image on old postcard, contributed by Doug Tuttle)
   21 August 1997: purchased by Martha Stewart (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 2679, pages 348–366)
Somes (George A.) Cottage - Somesville
   1881 July 14: "Geo. A. Somes, of Somesville, has sold his cottage to Capt. Samuel Nash of Steuben, who is soon to occupy it." (Mount Desert Herald, 14 July 1881, p. 3, col. 1)
Stone Acre(s) - Northeast Harbor
   1887 July 14 issue of Bar Harbor Record: "Erastus Corning and family arrived at Northeast Harbor last week, and are now occupying their handsome new cottage, Stone Acre." (p. 1, col. 3)
   [date?]: cottage (from image in 1919 publication Who's Who at the leading Watering Resorts in Maine, contributed by Doug Tuttle)
Stoneleigh - Seal Harbor
   1882: built for Rufus R. Thomas of Philadelphia
Stonycroft - Seal Harbor
Sunnieholme - Northeast Harbor
Sunset Ledge - Northeast Harbor
Sunset Shore    designed by Frederick L. Savage
   1904: built for Miss E. P. Sohier of Boston
Sylvanora - Seal Harbor
Tenedos - Northeast Harbor
Thuya Lodge - Northeast Harbor
   land purchased from Augustus Chase Savage
   1880: construction started by Augustus Chase Savage for Joseph Curtis
Tower Cottage - Seal Harbor
Tranquility Base - Northeast Harbor
Tree Tops - Northeast Harbor
Tree Tops - Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor
Villa Maria - Northeast Harbor
Wabenaki - Seal Harbor
   designed by Duncan Candler
   1906–1907: built by Byron W. Candage and Sons for George Stebbins
Wanakiwin - 93 Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor
Wayside - Seal Harbor
Westacre - Northeast Harbor
Westward Way - South Shore Road, Northeast Harbor
   designed by Peabody & Stearns of Boston
   built for Mrs. W. T. Blodgett
Westwinds - Northeast Harbor
Wild Cliff
   1901–1902: designed and built by Charles A. Candage for Alexander Mackay-Smith
Willows, The - Northeast Harbor
Windward
   1893–1897: built for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parkman
Wise Acre - Seal Harbor
Wood Bungalow - Northeast Harbor
Ye Haven
   designed by John E. Clark of Bar Harbor
   1882–1883: built for James and Margaret (Doane) Gardiner of Albany, New York