John Linnehan, a candidate for the Mtate Legislature, and his wife Heather Linnehan are the original owners of this waterfront home built in 1970.

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The property is listed at $2,495,000. The listing says the house is 12,500 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The house on Shore Road is on Leonard Lake and also features an attached horse barn  Just a mile from downtown Ellsworth

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There are 8 heated stalls and also an indoor arena.

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The couple is in their mid-70s, have been married for more than 50 years, and have lived in the house since it was built, he told the Bangor Daily News.

“It’s simply time for us to downsize”

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Just before we go a walk-through with interior photos from the real estate listing, For those who live for screened-in porches 3 seasons out of the year, how about this one.

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Starting in the kitchen, where even when you have thousands and thousands of square feet, it still can be the common room in the house.

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Here's the dining room. One can only imagine the conversations that have taken place in this room over so many years.

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Here is one of the three bedrooms.

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And one of the four bathrooms. This one has a hot tub, too.

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Here's a room that can accommodate a lot of activities, not to mention a lot of people.

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And a place to sit and look out, and count your blessings.

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Historic Portland Home for Sale on West End Commissioned by Former Maine Governor