Heather garden

Various varieties of heather make a colorful mosaic leading up to the front door of Carolyn and Dave Hollenbeck’s secluded home on Timber Ridge Road in Somesville. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLYN HOLLENBECK

Tucked away on a 7-acre wooded lot, this modern farmhouse-style home is a nature-lover’s paradise. The property was put up for sale last fall by owners Carolyn and Dave Hollenbeck. The couple had the house built in 2002.

“Unless you drive up the driveway, you don’t know this is here,” said Carolyn. “It’s very private. I like the fact that I’m really in the Maine woods.”

Pollinator garden crt carolyn hollenbeck photo

Butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators are drawn to Joe Pye Weed, coneflowers, sedum and other perennials specifically planted for the insects in the extensive flower gardens. PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN HOLLENBECK

Timber Ridge dining room

Mid-morning light illuminates the backs of decorative wooden chairs in the dining room. Carolyn Hollenbeck says 15 different species of birds were spotted in the apple tree on a single day last summer. YOUR DREAM HOME PHOTO BY BECKY PRITCHARD

Back porch, early winter crt carolyn hollenbeck photo

Whether in the dead of winter or during another season, tranquility comes to mind at the Hollenbecks’ home. Built in 2002, the farmhouse-style house was designed to complement – not dominate – the wild landscape. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLYN HOLLENBECK

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