Plenty of privacy. Easy waterfront access. A simple home that really shines.
A lighthouse and cottage on an island in Lake Anasagunticook in Maine is on the market for $425,000.
Located in the town of Canton in Oxford County, the lighthouse and cottage sit on a man-made island that provides waterfront views from every angle.
The property at 85 Lake Shore Drive is “a one of a kind opportunity for adventurers and dreamers,” the real estate listing states.
“The 360 view offers unlimited views of both sunrise and sunsets,” the real estate listing states. “This island has a unique 20 x 24 cottage with its own 18′ lighthouse that remains much the same as it was when first built in the late 1930s. It has become a beacon for boating, swimming, fishing and seaplane access but for the owner it is just a great place for relaxing in the sun and the breeze.”
Lake Anasagunticook spans 588 acres and has a maximum depth of 46 feet, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The lighthouse and cottage was built with fieldstone by Charles Ray, who found a shallow spot near the outlet of the lake and used rocks from old stone walls to form the island, according to Adrian Wadsworth, a realtor with Meservier & Associates.
The lighthouse has become a landmark in Canton, about 60 miles north of Portland and a roughly three-hour drive from Boston.
The one-room cottage was built in 1937 and provides 480 square feet of living space on a lot that totals 7,405 square feet, according to the listing. The cottage is off-grid but features a fireplace, gas range, microwave, refrigerator, and a compost toilet.