Home Features of the Oceansedge property
Table of Contents
This table of contents summarizes an 8-part narrative and photographic description of the ambience and physical features of the oceanfront home that is the Oceansedge property
- Introduction: a joyous house
- Contents: an intellectual adventure
- Furnishings: welcoming and protecting
- 5 oceanfront dining areas
- 5 eating areas
- organization and inventories
1. Introduction: a joyous house
If the Oceansedge home could speak, it would encourage readers of this website to note the 75 photos shown below.
The photos correctly depict the 2-story house as abundant in size for being a 4-bedroom house with 4.5 bathrooms en suite to each bedroom.
The house is elegant and meticulously appointed, but sunny and welcoming as well.
Its entire architectural direction is south-facing to the ocean with a view of:
— the historic mansions along the shoreline,
— then the town’s active harbor, the Acadia mountains, and the Porcupine Islands that descend to the Town,
— and the bracing North Atlantic beyond.
This means it is a joyous house, suffused with sunlight and sea breezes through 6 ocean-facing french doors, on both levels of the house.
This is a house with its own personality, and perhaps with panache as well.
The house speaking for itself would inquire about your possible interest in the:
— 4 libraries;
— antiques in the form of furniture (Duncan Phyfe, Queen Anne);
— art (Stobart, NC Wyeth, Varga, Remington, Pyle, Wengenroth, 2-century-old English hunting prints);
— appointments like historic brass wall sconces and other treasures from some of the great but former houses in Bar Harbor and Newport;
— military curios and artifacts.
Meaning, this eclectic home is as much an intellectual adventure as a place to stay.
3. Furnishings: welcoming and protecting
The house is furnished unstintingly and inventoried with the following:
— imported linens,
— Oriental rugs,
— every conceivable form of cookware (Calphalon) and cooking accessories,
— audiovisual equipment including high-speed ethernet internet connections and WiFi by Spectrum plus 7 televisions,
— wireless security systems for smoke and fire and rescue.
Meaning, Oceansedge is as much more of a welcoming and protective home than just a place to stay.
a. Five oceanfront eating areas
Five eating areas are available, all ocean-facing:
Inside/outside formal/informal seating
— kitchen inside informal 6 to 8
— dining room inside formal 6 to 8, more with available table
— kitchen deck outside informal or formal 4 + 6 to 8 =10 to 12
— brick patio outside informal or formal 3 and 3, 6 to 8, more with available table
— deck at the shore outside informal or formal 4
— 2nd story balconies outside informal 2 + 2
b. Organization and inventories
The organization of the house and its inventories contemplates catered dinners. (A veteran chef serves most of the guests who come there).
Meaning, every meal there, during days or evenings, inside or outside, can be an experience superior to any hotel or restaurant, depending on the enthusiasm and preferences of the guest.
The house offers 4 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom; plus a ½ bath in the foyer.
Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4
— Floor 1st floor 1st floor 2nd floor 2nd floor
— Ocean view no yes yes yes
— View of wildlife (deer) no yes yes yes
— Beds 1 4 1 1
— Sleeps 2 6 2 2
— En suite bathroom yes yes yes yes
— Closet walk-in not walk-in walk-in walk-in
— 2nd-floor ocean view deck not applicable not applicable yes yes
— Washer/dryer no yes no no
— Air conditioning yes yes yes yes
— TV yes yes yes yes
— Wifi reception yes yes yes yes
— Floors mahogany wall-to-wall mahogany mahogany
with oriental carpet with oriental with oriental
rugs with oriental rugs rugs
— Decor traditional, traditional, traditional, traditional,
antiques antiques, antiques antiques
Perhaps above all, the house and its decks and patios offer the company of itinerant and tame visitors who come into view in the backyard during the days and evenings:
— graceful deer who make their way down through the huge black gates which are open and mean no unfriendliness to anyone or to any creature,
— pairs of mallard ducks and ducklings who waddle down from the ponds beside the driveway to doze on the lawn above the ocean,
— and the chipmunks and songbirds alike who are glad to gather sunflower seeds from an open hand.
It might be said that this home is mostly about open-handedness.