John Calvin Stevens was perhaps Maine’s most celebrated, prolific, and famed architect, responsible for many beautiful estates. In a six-decade career, he designed more than 1,000 homes and is known for creating Maine’s distinctive style.

 

This Cape Elizabeth estate, designed by Stevens circa 1912 was created in the the shingle style with Arts and Crafts elements and ample use of stone inside and out. It  enjoys a private estate setting on 6.4  acres.

The seven-bedroom home retains the original custom woodwork, coffered ceilings, original butler’s pantries, and hardwood floors. There are six fireplaces in a variety of styles.

The residence enjoys sweeping views of the natural environs, with a broad porch, stone pillar accents and porte-cochere entrance. The first floor rooms include formal living and dining rooms, an expansive kitchen, pantries and family room spaces.

The second level, reached from the main and rear stairways, features a master bedroom suite, six additional bedrooms, comfortable quarters for staff and guests and office.

The spacious grounds are designed for summer fun with an in-ground pool, clay tennis court, and separate two-car garage.

This property is listed for $1.185 million with Town & Shore Associates and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.