Maine Mag Profiles Newlyweds’ Rustic Sugarloaf Lodge

Mountainside Real Estate helped these Boston-based newlyweds find their perfect home at Sugarloaf, and their real estate success story was featured in the December 2019 issue of Maine Magazine.

The rustic gray lodge features six bedrooms and four bathrooms, with ski-in/ski-out access right off the West Mountain trail, which was perfect for this couple looking to upgrade.

Excerpts from “Slope-side Story:”

Instead of sharing a condo on the east side of the mountain where they met, they wanted a bigger place so they could entertain friends and family. (“West mountain is quieter,” Meghan adds. “And we have such great views.”) The house sleeps 14 people and has an open living room and dining area on the second floor—with windows that look out toward Bigelow and Cranberry Mountains—that are perfect for parties. “I was born in Montreal, and we had a home nearby on the mountain,” Simon reveals. “I’m basically trying to recreate the life I had when I was very young. Since I was three years old, I’ve been skiing—every weekend, every Christmas, all holidays. I was skiing all the time.”

Simon is the one who spotted the gray house, which is conveniently located on the ski-way. “It wasn’t for sale at the time,” he says, “but we asked Sam Punderson, our agent at Mountainside Real Estate, and he called the owners. When we saw it, we fell in love.” For him, the biggest selling point was the tuning room located on the first floor. He also loved the spacious mudroom, with plenty of space to store cold-weather clothes, and the garage, where he can hang his snowshoes. “We were out of space at the condo,” he says.

Learn more about this special property:

6035 Black Nubble Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 (MLS # 1407972)

(all data current as of 6/13/2021)
Price $810,000
Beds 6
Baths 4 Baths
Home size 5,300 sqft
Lot Size 20,909 sqft
Listing provided by Mountainside Real Estate, sold by Mountainside Real Estate
Amazing views, superior construction and many special features. Spacious entry mudroom with lots of storage, extra family room, hot tub on covered deck, ski tuning room, beautiful fieldstone gas fireplace, LP parlor stove, private, landscaped home on skiway.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 5/17/2019 Tract Riverside
Year Built 2004 Community Riverside
Garage Spaces n/a County Franklin
Total Parking n/a

Features

Air None
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Electric Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Washer
Basement Daylight, Full, Yes
Construction Wood Frame
Exterior Wood Siding
Fireplace Yes
Garage 2 Car, Attached, Auto Door Opener, Direct Entry to Living, Yes
Heat Radiant
Interior 1st Floor Bedroom, 1st Floor Master Bedroom w/Bath, Deck, Hot Tub, Laundry - 1st Floor, Master Bedroom w/Bath, Pantry, Porch-Screened, Security System, Shower, Storage
Lot Description Well Landscaped
Master on Main Yes
Style Contemporary
View Yes

Location

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About the Author
I came to Sugarloaf in 2017 for the first time as a snowboard instructor for the Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School, looking to try the "ski bum" lifestyle in the beautiful Western Maine Mountains. After my first season, I fell in love with the area and decided to move here full-time and joined the team at Mountainside Real Estate as the Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant. I have a rustic camp in Wyman with my boyfriend, who was a zipline guide at the Outpost (located conveniently right next door to the real estate office, giving us excuses to have lunch together every day when we first met that summer). He comes from a long line of Sugarloafers, with his grandparents living in Stratton along Flagstaff Lake and his parents owning a chalet in Sugarloaf Village (with Deb Pierce as their buying agent). I am an avid snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker (and fat biker in the winter) and learned to kayak on Flagstaff Lake. You can usually find me somewhere in the woods with our trusty dog Balto.