These 10 homes were the most expensive 2021 sales in York County, Maine

YORK COUNTY, Maine — Lower than usual housing inventory coupled with the increased demand of buyers hopeful to make “Vacationland” their home have led to another unprecedented year, one of Maine’s historical highs for the real estate market, said Maine Association of Realtors President Aaron Bolster.
There were 33% fewer homes for sale in November 2021 compared to 2020 and 59% fewer than November 2019. However, demand remained “extraordinary for Maine’s residential real estate,” Bolster said in a press release.
Home prices rose 11% this year and the number of residential real estate transactions was 4% above the same time period in 2020, according to Bolster. Nationally, prices rose by nearly 15%, Bolster said.
“The high demand for Maine residential real estate is stymied by the tight supply of homes for sale across our state,” Bolster said. “Move-in ready homes are in extremely high demand and qualified buyers are ready to purchase.”
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From the Maine Multiple Listing Service, Bolster shared the top 10 most expensive homes sold in York County in 2021. Kennebunkport snagged three spots on the list, including the top one, and each property had oceanfront views.
As the real estate market prepares to embark on a new year, here is a look at each of the top 10 homes sold in 2021 in York County.
This newly built 2,200-square-foot home backs directly onto the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge – with 150 feet of adjacent natural reserve that cannot ever be built on – and includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bathroom, and two patios  surrounded by dune grass to match the home’s natural surroundings.
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This home has four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a hidden speakeasy room in the barn and a guest house with a deck.
Situated on the southern point of the Biddeford Pool peninsula, the 4,048-square-foot property offers  both sunrise and sunset views.
Noteworthy materials and fixtures in the home include diamond light windows throughout, vintage chestnut floors, and beams from a whiskey barrel factory.
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This property, built in 1936, includes four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, views of the iconic Nubble Lighthouse and Boon Island, as well as a 180-degree ocean view.
The 3,016-square-foot home was built in 1937 on a private dead-end road with a sand beach at the head of the road.
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This property on Moody Beach includes two homes on one property with a total of seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one half bathroom, 50 feet of deeded beach frontage – private to the low- water mark – and panoramic views.
This property is 2,355 square feet and includes four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bathroom, a separate bath house with a shower and sleeping loft, as well as a wet bar. The 0.35-acre property includes two decks and five levels of living space.
Listing agent Heidi Maynard of Pack Maynard said this property is the first home on Goose Rocks Beach to sell for over $4,000,000, attributing the cost to a COVID related influx of buyers moving to Maine.
“People want to be in the communities they grew up in as kids,” Maynard said.
There were many offers on this home, she added.
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This tucked away property located on Gerrish Island sits on 11.9 acres of land with 545 feet of water frontage and includes five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 2,574-square-foot home had not been on the market for nearly 50 years, according to the listing.
The views extend over Cod Rock, out to the Isles of Shoals and back to an adjacent cove and a sandy beach with hundreds of acres of conservation land abutting the entire western boundary of the property.
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This vibrant 3,499-square-foot property includes two homes with a total of six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, private sandy beach, a four cup putting green, stone facade a retaining walls.
The guest home, Semper Fi includes “soaring cathedral ceilings” and tinted glass skylights.
This 5,300-square-foot property sits on 1.3 acres and includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half bathrooms, tile and hardwood flooring throughout, and a large stone patio out to the ocean.
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This coastal property includes two homes and is billed as having 4,025 square feet with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one partial bathroom, several outdoor spaces – including a bluestone deck and seaside pool – and  a two-bedroom guest house. It sits on 0.67 acres.
16-18 Bald Head Cliff Road S | York, ME | MLS# 1320050 | Joe Leddy | Bean Group from Seacoast Real Estate Photography on Vimeo.
The most expensive home sold in York County in 2021, this 7,260-square-foot property boasts oceanfront views, a swimming pool, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, one half bathroom and an exercise room. The home was built in 1985 and sits on 0.84 acres.

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