Andover, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Secluded handcrafted 3198 sf log home on 11 acres near the Appalachian Trail with breathtaking mountain views. Solar and wind powered with many surprising amenities such as 28'x 40' great room for entertaining, wet bar and hot tub, 3 stone fireplaces

Listing ID: 19408

  • Green Home
  • Natural Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $679,000
Annual Property Tax $1,600
Annual Utility Cost $2,000
Home Area 3,198 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 11 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Rare opportunity to further your independence by owning a solar/wind powered home in the remote wilderness of Western Maine, but without giving up the comforts. Located halfway between Bethel and Rangeley, just 30 minutes from Sunday River Ski Resort, and surrounded by thousands of acres of woods, mountains and trails. The million-dollar view includes near and far views of 8 undeveloped mountains with no other homes in sight. The 3000 s.f. home is built of REAL logs, chinked style, not a kit or fake-looking machined logs. Fireplaces and chimney are built from local REAL stone. Lots of space for entertaining in the huge 28 x 40 great room featuring a stone/log wet bar, 5 person hot tub in a bright sun room off the great room, pool table area with huge moose antler chandelier, soaring cathedral ceilings, skylights, balconies. Extensive built-ins, a HUGE walk in stone fireplace, additional arch stone fireplace in dining area, beautiful Brazilian granite in kitchen and baths, copper farmer and vessel sinks, oil rubbed bronze finish fixtures, wood and stone floors. The home has two farmer porches and a very large sundeck, a two story garage with four bays, automatic door, beautiful perennial gardens and productive organic vegetable garden... It's all here! Privacy and freedom to wander & roam (Appalachian Trail is 2 miles north), ATV, snowmobile, kayak or sail on the undiscovered 14-mile long Richardson Lakes. This is the ultimate getaway, you will find nothing like it anywhere!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The house is built from natural, un-machined local spruce and fir logs, and is powered by the sun and wind. It is located in a rugged notch in the Maine mountains, far from any highways, commercial farms or industry. Far from any noise, air or water pollution; here, off your deck, see billions of stars, bright in the night sky, and the aurora borealis in winter!

Neighborhood Description

This unique home is 5 miles north of a small town that has a general store and restaurant; population under 1000. It is a one mile long drive along a pretty mountain stream on a gravel road, and then another mile up onto the hardwood ridge. There are only three summer camps on the dead end ridge road. It is surrounded by wilderness, mostly paper company lands. A rugged mountain notch awaits your exploration, just north of the house. The locally known gorge (Devil's Den, on Black Brook) is within walking distance, for private stream swimming and jumping off the rocky cliff.

Market Area

The town of Rumford is the closest for shopping; there is a super Walmart and Hannaford grocery store. Also a downtown area with small gift shops, natural food store, furniture store, etc. Sunday River Ski area is 1/2 hour away, one of the largest in New England. The town of Bethel is 25 miles away, and was voted the most scenic village in Maine. There is a private school in Bethel, Gould Academy. This house is in the height of land in Maine, mountain peaks are in the 4000' range. AT is 2 miles north. See moose and other wild life (mink, fox, coyote, porcupine, deer, weasel, hare, eagle, falcon) from your deck. Near extensive interstate snowmobile & ATV trails, hiking trails, and remote chain of Rangeley lakes, featuring miles of boat-access-only (remote) sandy beaches and huge lake trout and salmon.

School District

SAD 44


Population of less than 1000.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Active
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Other
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 2640 sqft