Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Cushing Cottage




We just returned home from the inspection on the Cushing Cottage. Looks like all's well with the septic, the roof, the basement, the furnace, the foundation and any other matters that might be deal breakers. It's even more lovely than I remembered and while the septic guy was probing the leach field and the house inspector was looking for carpenter ants and leaky faucets, we picked enough blackberries along the driveway to stuff our bellies.

The cottage was designed by an architect and mixes the traditional Maine cottage with light and air and views. It's not the rustic camp I originally thought we'd buy, but many cosmic forces aligned to make this work out and I have to believe it's the right thing. Would you believe me if I told you that Retired Guy vacationed here 26 years ago when the land was owned by his close friends? Or that the mortgage broker randomly suggested to us has a wife who works for my company?
There's a separate sleeping cottage a bit closer to the water that might make a perfect studio.

Retired Guy thinks he might want to sculpt granite.

It's waterfront but it's going to need some work to make it user-friendly waterfront. The drop to the dock can get a bit steep ......












but once you 're there, it's quite nice....
It's been unoccupied for the last two years, so it's overgrown and needs some TLC and maintenance, but it's really nothing that a little elbow grease and a scythe can't handle.

8 comments:

Bucknutz said...

Holy Crap! When can I come to visit?

the blue state blogger said...

Can I be your new best friend?

Boo said...

wow..that is a lovely place. Sounds like karma to me.

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Woods and water--utterly perfect.
Now you're never going to be in York environs when we do our occasional weekend drive-bys...and who could blame you?

Congratulations!

fletch said...

You know, that sleeping cottage closer to the water would make an excellent caretaker's cottage. My resume is in the mail.

mainelife said...

Fletch I think you'd be a fantastic caretaker I anxiously await the rezumay. :)

All the rest of y'all, c'mon by. We'll take a kayak ride around the cove. But bring your own pillows as we're short on household necessities right now.

Z said...

I like all those windows - year round views are nice.
:>)

weasel said...

I'll help you guys mow!

Man, I'm in the wrong business- I'm having a tough enough time getting together the scratch to buy our first home in the area you are buying a second.

Let me know when you are up this way next and I'll stand beers in Rockland- blogger meet up, etc. Hang on, maybe that's where my downpayment disappeared to- the freakin' bar!