I think growing up in Maine, some of us have probably all had a fantasy about living in a lighthouse. I personally love the idea of living right on the rocky coast, waves slamming against the shore with giant plumes of water shooting up over the rocks, wearing cool hats and P-coats. Or maybe I just like the idea of becoming a grizzled old sea dog.

Initially, I saw this lighthouse on the All Of Maine Facebook page. But then I went straight to the listing from James O'Keefe at the Knowles Company, because I just had to see the photos. Sure, at nearly $2 million, it's way out of my price range, but that's not the point. All waterfront property is expensive. But how many people get to own an honest-to-god lighthouse?!

Photo: James O'Keefe at the Knowles Co.

First of all... the inside is amazing. It's about 2500 square feet, with 4 bedrooms. And non of the rooms are super hugs though. It looks like your typical Victorian era house. But the inside and outside are just awesome. It looks like it was built and furnished yesterday, and not 100+ years ago.

Photo: James O'Keefe at the Knowles Co.
Photo: James O'Keefe at the Knowles Co.

I have to say though... I was suprised to see the tax bill at less than $4000. My house in Hampden is more than that, and the ocean is nowhere near there. But I also don't live on an island. I guess you have to have some kind of incentive to get someone to live out there, other than a gorgeous house.

If I had the extra cash, and didn't have to go to a job every day, or could work from home most of the time, I'd be buying it in a second. And even though I'm in my 40's, I'd be running all over that island paradise like a kid in a candy store. Enjoy the photos!