Built in 1796, this castle-like construction for sale in coastal Maine looks like it’s fit for a king. And it is — the home was originally built for Governor William King, and now boasts regal touches that make it shine.

The miniature palace is set on a one-acre lot with stone walls, a fountain, statues, and perennial gardens, all surrounded by protected forestland and a private horse farm. Inside, the place is equally magical, with a grand wood-paneled sitting room, stained glass windows, beamed ceilings, and several fireplaces.

The home’s English country-style kitchen is graced with a large antique sink and basin, plus dark wood millwork and new, top-of-the-line appliances. Elsewhere in the house, you’ll find four bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths, a sunroom that’s been converted into a chapel, plus a gorgeous art studio in the attic. 

Outside, a sparkling new in-ground pool with a cabana and a fence overlooks the fields beyond it, where you can sometimes glimpse horses roaming the farm in the distance.

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Madeline Bilis

Deputy Lifestyle Director

Madeline Bilis is a writer and editor with a soft spot for brutalist buildings. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, and other outlets. She has a degree in journalism from Emerson College and published her first book, 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts, in August 2019.

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