The driveway leading to a $10 million family compound being built off Indian Point Road is seeing a steady stream of construction traffic these days. PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Deep Cove estate will feature bowling alley

MOUNT DESERT — A $10 million family compound now under construction on Indian Point Road includes a standalone, 10,800-square-foot “indoor recreational facility” with a bowling alley, squash court, exercise room, locker rooms and two guest bedrooms.

The planning board approved a conditional use permit for that facility last week.

Located on the same 102-acre lot will be a single-family home, a guest house, a detached garage and an outdoor pool. There also will be what the building permit application described as a “second cooking facility for domestic help.”

All of these structures have a combined estimated construction cost of $7.55 million.

Two single-family homes connected by a shared garage are being built on an adjacent 31-acre lot at an estimated cost of $2.5 million.

The two waterfront lots, at 673 Indian Point Road, are located on Deep Cove in Western Bay. The lots are owned by Deep Cove Holdings LLC, a family held company in Chicago. Deep Cove Holdings was incorporated in 2012, the year that ownership of the Indian Point Road property was transferred from heirs of Lawrence and Eleanor Reeve of Manchester by the Sea, Mass.

The Reeve family’s seasonal residence on the property, which was built in 1900, has been torn down in preparation for the new construction. In 2013, the town’s assessed value of that lot and the original house was $3.83 million. The smaller lot was assessed at $1.14 million.

The architectural firm for the Deep Cove projects is Ferguson & Shamamian of New York. The general contractor is Nate Holyoke Builders of Holden. Greg Johnston of G.F. Johnston & Associates in Southwest Harbor is the civil engineer.

The conditional use application for the indoor recreational facility also lists Consulting Engineering Services of Middletown, Conn., as mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer; Robert Silman Associates of Boston as structural engineer; Deborah Nevins & Associates of New York as landscape architect; Orsman Design of New York as exterior lighting consultant; Jobe Systems of Nantucket, Mass., as audio visual consultant; and Christopher Peacock of Chicago as kitchen consultant.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]
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