Want to live in a lighthouse? This charming Maine home was inspired by one

While lighthouses today are rarely operational, they remain one of the most iconic symbols of coastlines from Oregon to Maine. Many are so charmed by the shining towers they choose to decorate their homes with lighthouse motifs. A lucky few get to call the real things—converted lighthouses—home. And when that’s not possible, others find a way to build a lighthouse-inspired home of their own.

(People Magazine)

That’s what the owners of this five-bedroom home were going for when they designed a shingle-style structure with a four-story turret attached. Located in Kittery Point, Maine—just a short cruise to where the 1800s-built Whaleback Lighthouse rises from the sea—the home boasts 184 feet of water frontage along with a dock and kayak boat house. Sound like your idea of the perfect light, bright escape? You’re in luck: The charming, maritime-inspired home is seeking a new keeper (AKA owner). See more of this Maine masterpiece, currently asking $1,195,000, below:

Inside, the home is designed to take full advantage of its location, with large windows and doors that open out onto creek-facing patios. The four-story tower, accessible via elevator, houses a sitting room off the master as well as an observation deck on the top floor.

Outside, a pergola-topped bluestone patio showcases pretty river views. At the back of the house, a spacious covered porch is ideal for hosting parties. Just up the hill, a separate guest house with a full kitchen can also be used as a rental unit.

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