The Devereux Cottage is a historic waterfront property on Islesboro occupying 4.39± acres with 359± feet of shorefront and excellent western facing views over Gilkey Harbor to Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills. Built in 1917, this seasonal residence exhibits many of its original details such as wood beams, arched doorways, windows, doors, fireplace mantels and a unique staircase that all work together to create interesting and appealing historic character. The landscape includes well-maintained lawn with beautiful flowering gardens and stonework; and there is a brand new 150± foot deep-water pier with a ramp and float on Gilkey Harbor.
The house was built for Mrs. A.J. Antelo Devereux of Philadelphia and designed by the esteemed architectural firm from the same city, Mellor, Meigs & Howe. It features an aesthetically pleasing combination of English, French and Colonial details that make it one of the finest examples of the summer ‘cottages’ constructed along the shores of Maine’s coast in the early twentieth century. The layout, a central structure with two wings to the north and south, gives the impression of being built around a central courtyard offering a classic European flair while clapboard siding, pitched gable roof lines and a central chimney pay homage to traditional Maine architectural roots.
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