Listed by Rick Theriault of The Land Brothers (207-794-6164)
Listing Sold by The Land Brothers
Contemporary ranch - style lakefront home for sale on East Grand Lake. The year-round lakefront home was originally built in the 1970’s on a full foundation. The lake home is located along a paved, state-maintained road in Forest City Township on a well landscaped 1.4± acre lot. The home features a fully heated basement that you can drive into for storage of your boat, ATV and other items. It is configured as a 2-bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style lake house. The newly remodeled property features a renovated kitchen with radiant heating, tile floors, granite counters, and new appliances. There is a well-appointed home office area with maple flooring, that allows you to work comfortably from home. The property benefits from high-speed internet which connects this home to the world. Located in the office is a custom made, queen-sized Murphy bed for those times when you have a couple extra guests enjoying time with you at the lake. The open family room has a brick fireplace to enjoy sitting by the fire, sharing time with friends and family or replaying your recent fishing adventure on East Grand Lake.
The exterior of the home has new roofing, is freshly painted and well landscaped with perennial plantings. The home sits back from the lake, and the yard slopes gently to the shore. There are hostas, flowering shrubs, rhubarb, blueberries and raspberries planted on the tree lined property. The lot has 110± feet of water frontage on East Grand Lake. The lake frontage is very nice and has a sandy beach. Located in a long cove locally called “The Arm”, the property is sheltered from storms, and benefits from summer breezes.
Located in Forest City Township the lakefront home has very low property taxes compared to similar properties in the neighboring communities of Danforth or Weston. Forest City is a border community with New Brunswick Canada. It is interesting to note that it is called Forest City on both sides of the border which speaks to how interconnected the community is. Forest City has a very low population. In the winter months the population of the town numbers under a dozen or so. During the summer season, the area is busier with summer residents and sporting camp visitors. There are two sporting camps with registered Maine guides in the community, that make a living sharing the beauty and bounty of the woods and waters surrounding the property. The opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching are endless.
Did I mention how close to Canada the home is? You can literally walk into Canada and back again in 10-15 minutes from the house. The property is so close to Canada, that when you check weather.com for weather in Forest City, ME, you get a Canadian Maritimes weather report. Crossing the border into Canada and driving on the Canadian side to the border crossing into Houlton, ME is the shortest route to the services and businesses available in Houlton. You will find shopping, dining and healthcare all available in Houlton. The small, lakeside community of Danforth is about 25 miles away. In Danforth you will find a grocery store, hardware store and area schools.
East Grand Lake is one of Maine’s best fisheries. East Grand is a deep cold-water fishery with a maximum depth of 128 feet. The lake is a destination for anglers from all over the world. It is one of Maine’s best landlocked salmon fisheries. Besides landlocked salmon, you can find lake trout, brook trout, small mouth bass and many other species of fish in the productive waters. The shoreline of East Grand Lake is largely undeveloped, especially along the Canadian side. The irregular shoreline and submerged rocky reefs, add to its productivity as a fishery. Down river from the nearby outlet of East Grand you will find Spednic Lake. Spednic is even more undeveloped with most of the shoreline on both sides of the border conserved. Spednic Lake is a world-renowned small mouth bass fishery. Spednic is just about a 1 ½ mile drive from the lake house. From this property you have access to both lakes. East Grand and Spednic which together comprise over 33,000 acres of water to explore!
This is an opportunity for you to purchase a year-round vacation home or a primary residence in the quiet community of Forest City. Forest City is surrounded by undeveloped woodlands, much of it in conservation easement. This an area of unparalleled beauty that you have access to. Hiking, canoeing, boating, outdoor and wildlife photography are all pursuits to enjoy here. If you are in a position where you could live anywhere, why not live in Forest City along East Grand Lake or as it is known in Canada, the Chiputneticut Lakes? Call today and let’s make that dream a reality.