Title

Article about "Sunshine", a Northeast Harbor summer home designed by Peabody & S

Authors

Brad Emerson

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

4-2012

Pages

28-31, 78

Abstract

Article about "Sunshine", a Northeast Harbor summer home designed by Peabody & Stearns in 1879 for Charles William Eliot, former president of Harvard University. The "shingle style" house and its natural setting were considered "perfect' by Frederick Law Olmstead. Later called "Blueberry Ledge by the next owner, Mrs. Peter Augustus Jay, the cottage was inherited by her daughter, Susan Mary Alsop, who often hosted dignitaries during the summer. Shortly after the property was purchased by Mitchell Rales, a Maryland investor and billionaire, "Blueberry Ledge" was torn down to make way for a new modern compound called "Ruthy's Way" that cost nearly $30 million to build and stirred up controversy in Northeast Harbor.

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