One property on the market in Maine has captured the attention of the wide-ranging New York City news and technology website Business Insider, which featured the secluded estate in a Monday post and called it “a steal” for the asking price of $9.5 million.
As you can see from the slideshow above, the nearly nine-acre landmark estate on Keller Point in Islesboro features a pool, gardens and even a putting green.
According to Business Insider, the lavish 17-room mansion — including eight bedrooms, a library, billiards room and two laundry rooms — was built in 1918 for the daughter of the late New York City mayor and businessman William Russell Grace.
Grace was perhaps best known as the mayor who accepted the French-made Statue of Liberty on behalf of the city, Business Insider recalls. The fertilizer company he founded in 1854 — W.R. Grace & Co. — lives on today as a chemical conglomerate with annual sales topping $2.5 billion.
The home, which comes with a waterfront stone guest house, was designed by influential 19th- and 20th-century architect Wilson Eyre, Jr., and is accessible by ferry.
Declared “Maine’s most expensive house” just last month by Realtor.com, the Grace Estate’s price of $9.5 million is nonetheless down from a previously reported ask of $10.3 million.
Camden Realtor Terry Sortwell is marketing the property. You can see more photographs of the property and read the listing by visiting the website thegraceestate.landvest.com.