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A Classic Maine Cottage Sited Impossibly Close to the Ocean

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Location: Kennebunk, Maine
Price: $3,850,000
The Skinny: This is the epitome of an oceanfront cottage, set so close to the sea that the front door practically opens onto the sand. It would, too, had the homeowners not erected a retaining wall to keep the beach at bay. Located on a picturesque stretch of sand with few neighbors, the three-acre compound is in need of some cosmetic touch-ups, but with eight bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, four fireplaces, an expansive porch, and a separate changing pavilion, it sure looks worth saving. One caveat: we'd be curious to see how this place fares when the autumn hurricanes start whipping up the Maine coast.
· Pine Knot [LandVest]