Property History

About

GENERAL HISTORY

This property is the former estate of Elizabeth (Betty) Noyce (1934-1996), who dedicated much of her later life to Maine’s artistic heritage and sustainable economic growth.  She was active involved with numerous Maine institutions, including the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Medical Center, the original Maine Bank and Trust, the Portland Public Market, Pineland Farms, the Maine Maritime Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Maine Maritime Academy.  The houses are thus filled with artwork and furniture created in Maine, in many cases quite locally.

The original Point house was a traditional Cape house, which was modernized and greatly expanded in 1977 with the addition of the wing containing the living room and upstairs bedrooms.  The main house was last renovated in 2017-2018 with updated appliances, lighting, HVAC, and broadband internet systems.  The Deck House was built in 1968, expanded in 1989, and updated with new kitchen, baths, HVAC, wireless internet, and downstairs rec room in 2018-2020.

Outdoor Activities:

Basketball: Regulation glass backboard is on the tennis court. 

Bicycling (bring your own bikes):  See RidewithGPS.com for local rides.  For ambitious bicyclists, probably the most picturesque route is to head south on Rt 32 through Round Pond and New Harbor to Pemaquid Point (15 mi).

Jogging: For joggers, the distance from the Hockomock mailboxes to the end of Keene Neck Road is 1.5 miles. 

Nature walk: The Audubon camp next door has a self-guided Nature Trail (guide is in entry hall desk).  

Tennis:  Rackets and balls are kept in the horse barn, next to the court.

Water activities and boating (not allowed except by separate contractual agreement): 

  • Boat access is via the granite pier or the old wooden dock. Running on these structures is not allowed, nor is walking on top of the wooden curbs of the pier. 

  • Young children (and anyone unable to swim) must don a life jacket before walking to the pier.

  • Every individual on a boat is required to have a life jacket, by state law. Lifejackets are hung in the basement on racks.  

  • Boats (available only by separate contractual agreement): “Granny II” 26 foot picnic boat, “Robin” 13 ½ Herreschoff sailboat, Beetlecat sailboat, canoe and kayaks.  Paddles, fishing rods and tackle boxes are stored under the wooden side deck.  

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Mission

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Vision

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