Maine island living is unique in many ways. The remoteness of it is certainly an acquired taste. Employment is clearly limited, along with many of life's amenities.

However, times are changing. Gone are many of the quaint coastal homes that used to pepper the state's islands. They've instead been replaced with massive compounds that have truly started to change the character in some fashion.

While some houses can cause an eye roll or two, there are plenty that show excellence in creativity and style.

This leads me to an incredible property located on the island of Vinalhaven. The island, which is located in Penobscot Bay, is about a 75 minute ferry ride from Rockland. Vinalhaven has a population of a little more than 1,000 people year-round. There's a thriving lobstering community, and the town's also known for great fishing grounds and out-of-this-world sailing conditions.

The compound itself is located at 129 Dyers Island Road. The 3.5 acre spot features numerous structures, including a large, ultra-modern main house. The 8 bedroom, 7 bath property also has some of the best views of Penobscot Bay that are out there.

It's also not your average "New England Cottage." This modern marvel shows off with incredible flooring, steel-wiring staircases, panoramic windows, state-of-the-art kitchen, a sleek pool, and all the amenities of modern living.

The grounds also include water access with an amazingly large dock. It's simply perfect for the boat owner, especially those sailing enthusiasts, considering some of Maine's best sailing happens in Penobscot Bay.

The home is listed by Davidson Realty, and is priced at a cool $2.5 million.

Luxury Oceanfront Living on Vinalhaven Island

Located on the beautiful island of Vinalhaven, Maine, is this incredible modern marvel. This 8 bedroom, 7 bath compound is perfect luxury living for a family.

Listed by Davidson Realty, this amazing home is priced to move at $2.5 million.

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