Historic House Listings

Maine’s most expensive old house listing! Pearson Cottage, Circa 1920. $11,900,000

October 17, 2023

Welcome to Maine’s most expensive old house listing! The views from the windows are amazing! The Pearson Cottage was a summer home built in 1920. It is located on 4.03 acres in Mount Desert, Maine. The home features hardwood floors, beautiful windows, vintage kitchen and a lot of natural light. There is a private dock on the waterfront property. Thirteen bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 5,197 square feet. $11,900,000

From the Zillow listing:


Pearson Cottage is classic, waterfront summer home with a dock located in a wonderfully private setting on desirable Sargeant Drive close to clubs and all village amenities. Sited on 4 acres with 272 feet of frontage on Somes Sound and offering commanding views of the ocean and Acadia National Park, this property personifies what buyers search for in a gracious summer residence. Built in 1920, Pearson Cottage retains its original charm with large gathering spaces, wood-burning fireplaces, and a glorious seaside patio overlooking the sound. The approach from Sargeant Drive through a sylvan forest replete with wild ferns, lush mosses and mature conifers provides privacy and a buffer from the street and neighbors, culminating at the nearly water’s edge residence framed by Somes Sound’s undeniably commanding views. Sailing yachts and working lobster boats traverse the sound and provide endless entertainment from the brick terrace on the oceanside of the cottage. A private, deep-water granite dock provides water access at all tides. Considered Colonial Revival-style architecture, the steeply gabled residence provides 5,197 square feet of living space, with several large living spaces, 13 total bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one powder room and a wonderful outdoor shower. The residence was designed primarily for summer use, but could be utilized in the shoulder seasons as it is equipped with central heat. Pearson Cottage is an exceptional waterfront estate in Northeast Harbor with its excellent setting, views, privacy and unparalleled location.



Let them know you saw it on Old House Life!