Category Archives: Real Estate

MDI Mansion Demolished

Sayonara, La Selva. The 8,700 square-foot mansion, which had stood in Bar Harbor overlooking Frenchman Bay since the late 19th century, is no more. I’m not sure precisely when it was demolished, but noticed the other day while driving by the two-acre property on Route 3 that the home, once owned by a member of […]

Marshall Criminal Saga Ends

Charlene Marshall wheels her husband, 89 year-old Anthony Marshall, into New York Criminal Court on June 21, 2013. (Reuters photo) Late last month, a New York City society drama with a distinctive connection to Mount Desert Island finally concluded when Anthony Marshall, the 89 year-old son of the late Brooke Astor, exhausted his appeals and […]

MDI Mansion (Finally) Sells

It’s been no secret that, while the economy has languished the past several years, one of the sectors that has languished the most is the housing market. Luxury homes, especially, have not been a hot commodity. One in particular, in Bar Harbor overlooking Frenchman Bay, has been on the market for several years but, according […]

Forbes List

Forbes magazine has released its annual global list of billionaires, and as usual there are Mount Desert Island property owners represented on the list. According to the publication, there are more than 1,000 billionaires alive worldwide in 2012. On MDI, the five local seasonal residents whose estimated wealth is at least 10 figures are commonly […]