Borderlea is a beloved 19th century, farmhouse style, Northeast Harbor cottage that has long been admired for its appeal and location. The white clapboard New England home is sited on a generous 5.3+/- acres. Borderlea faces on an expansive field that blooms with Lupine in June. There are lovely perennial and annual gardens in the front and back, wooded areas with a trail and a large lawn off the side terrace. The wooded areas and mature landscaping provide privacy to the rear and side of the property. Each month of the spring and summer into fall season brings nature's bounty from lilacs to daylillies to raspberries, and a multitude of other blooms . The grounds of Borderlea have been featured in the local Mount Desert Island garden tour.
The main house offers 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The first floor, in addition to having one of these bedrooms and bathrooms, is comprised of a living room, a dining room, a library, kitchen, butler's pantry, office/flower room, rear pantry and laundry room. A master bedroom with bath, and the remaining 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are on the second level. Wood burning fireplaces in the library and master bedroom are perfect for chilly Maine evenings. A stone terrace opens off the living room and overlooks the side lawn. A cozy cottage offers an additional bedroom, bathroom, sitting area and small kitchen attached to a one car garage with a garden shed tucked away at the edge of the wooded area.
The recreation amenities and private clubs of Northeast Harbor are all close by, as are the shops and restaurants of Main Street, the town Marina , Acadia National Park and some of the world's finest boating waters.
Generations of the same family have enjoyed decades of treasured Maine memories at Borderlea and kept the dwellings mostly unchanged. The property now offers an opportunity for the next family to make it their own special place.