Bucksport, Maine — Green Home For Sale

DRASTIC $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION! Off the grid, on the pond, in the woods solar powered family compound or B&B on 21.9 acres with over 1/2 mile frontage on pristine Williams Pond. Main lodge and carriage house comprise 4 bedrooms with private baths.

Listing ID: 20404

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $299,000
Annual Property Tax $5,204
Annual Utility Cost $4,350
Home Area 2,064 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Total Property Area 21.9 acres
Year Built 1971

Property Description

DRASTIC $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! Williams Pond Lodge: In the woods, On the pond, and Off the grid. This wonderful private family compound is set on a wooded 21.9-acre park-like setting, with over a half mile of water frontage (3,000’+) on peaceful Williams Pond. The lodge is located near the vibrant small town of Bucksport. The property consists of two cottages, each with spectacular water views just a stone’s throw from a sandy beach at the edge of the pond. The Main house (built in 1971) was renovated by the current owners in 2003. It includes two guest rooms w/private baths, gas fireplace in great room w/kitchen, dining area and separate cozy library room (w/ upright piano- conveys!) w/private bathroom. The beautifully designed energy efficient carriage house was added in 2007. It contains two private guest suites w/gas fireplaces, an entry porch, screened porch, and garage. The 21.9 acres includes a sandy beach, lakefront picnic areas, and plenty of room to build additional homes. Electricity is supplied by arrays of solar panels, storage batteries, and a propane generator back-up. Spring-fed Williams Pond offers swimming, boating, fishing, and access to hundreds of acres of wilderness to explore. This is a great place to start and end after day trips to Acadia National Park and the best Maine has to offer from Downeast to mid-coast and beyond. Williams Pond Lodge-extraordinary no matter what season! Make it your special retreat...

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Main lodge, built in 1971 with 2 x 6 frame construction on full foundation insulated with fiberglass by new owners in 2003. Anderson insulated windows throughout. Carriage house, added in 2007, has sip construction with rigid insulated panels and has hydronic radiant heat fired by a high efficiency propane furnace. Both buildings receive passive solar benefit from direct southern orientation facing the pond. Electricity is provided by arrays of solar panels. New battery bank was installed last year. A back up propane generator makes this home habitable year round.

Neighborhood Description

Secluded area on north end of Williams Pond abutting hundreds of acres of forest. About a dozen neighboring camps about a half mile south on access road. Loose knit, friendly neighborhood.

Market Area

Lodge is on north boundary of Bucksport, about 8 miles from the village. Formerly a mill town, Bucksport is in the midst of an economic and cultural renaissance. Plans for a land-based salmon farm and training facility for nearby Maine Maritime Academy on former mill site are in final states. Bucksport has an historic downtown overlooking the Penobscot Bay. Regional economic and service center is Bangor, approximately 10 miles north of subject.

School District

Bucksport is the hub of RSU 25 which serves approximately 1,100 students including towns of Prospect, Orland, and Verona


This community was formerly based around the paper mill, but over the past decade has attracted many retirees and young families due to its hub location, beautiful waterfront, and historic character. A new art center, renovated historic theater, waterfront park and walk-way, public marina are among the downtown amenities. There are frequent public events and concerts, YMCA, adult ed programs, 4 churches, and numerous social organizations.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

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

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Laminated
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 288 sqft