Maine Lakefront Home Surrounded by Conservation Lands

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Only occasionally does a lakefront property become available on West Lake in Hancock County. You owe it to yourself to check out this new listing in the unorganized territories of Maine.

First let's talk about location. Township 40 MD is an unorganized township. This means that property taxes are going to be the lowest you're likely to find in the state of Maine. Do the math on taxes when comparing properties and you will conclude the savings adds real value. T40 MD is nearly all in conservation easement. The adjacent Duck Lake Unit of the Public Reserved Lands and the Nicatous Islands and Conservation Easement combine to conserve from development over 50,000 acres of the forest surrounding West Lake and Nicatous Lake. This effectively will limit the available properties to what is now available.

The cabin on the property is a very well-appointed 3-bedroom 1-bath chalet style. An open floor plan allows for much of the home to have lake views. The pine walls and cathedral ceilings instill a feeling of “up to camp” treasured by residents and visitors to vacationland. The cabin has a wrap-around deck with a railing featuring stainless steel cable spacers to meet safety requirements without spoiling the spectacular view of West Lake.

This cabin sits on a full concrete foundation. Heating is done by an attractive LP gas stove and wall heater. An on-demand water heater conserves power at this off grid location. Speaking of off-grid, this property comes with 720 watts of solar panels, batteries, inverter and controls along with a new dual fuel generator. Off grid does not have to mean roughing it.

You can find other lakefront cabins and homes but we doubt you will find one with a lot that rivals the natural beauty of this 1.14 +/- acre site with over 200 feet of deep-water crystal-clear lakefront. Thankfully, there is not a lot of lawn to mow here so you will have more time to enjoy the water. From the low maintenance perennials, the carefully placed landscape stones to the beautiful and productive wild blueberry bushes this is one pretty spot.

West Lake is a 1,344 acres cold water lake. Depths of 70 +/- feet with water quality rated as excellent by the fisheries department of Maine. In a state with water as clean as ours, this lake stands out as one of its best. The target game fish in the lake is the landlocked salmon and occasional trophy sized brook trout. The deep center of this lake is good for boating, sailing and waterskiing. The lake's improved state-maintained boat ramp will allow you to launch any reasonable sized boat.

T40 MD is located in northern Hancock County. If you do forget the milk the town of Burlington is about 16 miles from the cabin and has the bare necessities. If you need more services or goods, Lincoln is about 45-minute drive and Bangor 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Listed by Phil McPhail of United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine

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