Actor John Travolta’s 48-acre estate on a remote island off the coast of Maine is on the market for $5 million.
Tucked away on the northern end of Islesboro, the estate is composed of four bucolic lots, including the 10,830-square-foot mansion on stunning oceanfront land on Sabbathday Harbor, according to the listing.
Located up a winding gravel road that highlights both stunning open fields and woodsy forestry, the circular drive leads up to the pristine, updated Shingle-style home. Step inside through the portico to the expansive mansion, which boasts 20 bedrooms and 7½ baths. Ideal for entertaining, the home has several gathering spaces, such as a living room helmed by a fieldstone fireplace. There’s also a custom-built bar , a dining room with a fireplace, and a kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator and pantry.
The first floor also features an office and laundry room. On the second floor, the owner suite has its own sun porch, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee. In the owner bath, there’s a claw-foot tub and separate shower. The rest of the second floor holds 14 bedrooms and four full bathrooms. The third floor of the home is a dedicated children’s space with four themed bedrooms, as well as a schoolhouse, a library, a diner, and play equipment. There’s even a built-in stage for kids to put on their own show.
Two sun porches are ideal for enjoying the warm summers in Maine, which a sunny back deck overlooks an in-ground pool. The property also has a detached barn. Surrounded by open fields with views of the ocean, the property also offers several walking paths that lead to the beach.
Back in 1999, the star of “Saturday Nigh Fever,” “Grease,” and “Pulp Fiction” showed off the property in a spread for Architectural Digest, sharing that “he always had wanted a house big enough to entertain his family—all fifty of them—at Christmas.” He originally fell in love with the Maine coast while visiting fellow actor Kirstie Alley. Travolta’s late wife, Kelly Preston, told the magazine “the moment we drove up under that wonderful natural tunnel of trees covering the driveway, I said, ‘This is it.’ ” Preston died of breast cancer in 2020 at age 57.
According to AD, the home was built by the prominent Boston architectural firm Peabody and Stearns in 1903.