News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, March 7, 2019
Brooksville home makes The New York Times
“What you get for under $600,000”

The “Boat House”

Dubbed the “Boat House,” this Ferry Road property was featured in a New York Times real estate column March 1 online and in print March 3.

Photo courtesy of Ken Woisard/Compass Point Real Estate

by Anne Berleant

A Ferry Road house listed with Compass Point Real Estate in Blue Hill was featured in a New York Times real estate column online Friday, March 1, and in Sunday’s print edition. The column lists properties for sale throughout the U.S. available under a certain price. On Friday, it was “What you get for under $600,000.”

The house is a 1,664-square-foot post-and-beam home, with a separate garage and workshop, overlooking the Bagaduce River, with 200 yards of shorefront.

Realtor Sandie Silver, who listed the property, said she was contacted “out of the blue” via text by columnist Julie Lasky.

“I questioned its legitimacy,” Silver said. But, after Googling Lasky, requesting more information, and asking the Hunts’ permission, Silver set up a phone interview.

“I answered several questions about the property, neighborhood, and the town of Brooksville, which is very dear to my heart,” Silver continued. “It is very exciting to have a local property chosen.”

Lasky, who searches online real estate marketplace Zillow for possible properties, was drawn to the Ferry Road property by its photos by local photographer Ken Woisard, and its description, and “is working on her husband to buy a second home in Brooksville,” Silver said.

The home was built and is owned by Kevin Hunt and is dubbed the “Boat House.”