Rare opportunity of historic home with 480 feet of waterfront on the Penobscot River situated in one of Hampden's original neighborhoods. The property is within walking distance to the area's desirable schools and preschools, and yet maintains seclusion and privacy. Once the gallery and showroom of sculptor, Forest Hart, this house has wonderful light, and long, unobstructed, panoramic water views in three directions. Eagles, ospreys, herons, otters, and leaping sturgeon provide hours of wildlife observation from a location that would not permit construction today. The 2-3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home, with an additional 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom studio space, boasts classic charm with some modern updates. Pumpkin pine floors and reclaimed wood beams surround a working fireplace with historic details. A large barn allows ample space for a workshop and storage. Diverse perennial gardens, nine cedar raised beds, and a walk-in pantry provide a backdrop for gardening and homesteading projects. Recent upgrades to the property include significant landscaping projects such as driveway grading and resurfacing with a new parking area, as well as shoreline protection and preservation in accordance with Maine DEP. Recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are just a few steps from the front door. An increasingly rare combination of history, art, and nature, this unique and special property celebrates light, water, flora, and fauna every season of the year.