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Inside David Rockefeller's $19-Million Maine Estate

The legendary philanthropist's 14.5-acre property on Mount Desert Island is being offered for $19 million. Take a look inside the home and its gorgeous surroundings.
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After philanthropist David Rockefeller died in March, his heirs put his Upper East Side townhouse up for sale. Now Ringing Point, his 14.5-acre estate on Mount Desert Island in Maine, is on the market, too. The Knowles Company is offering the property, which includes the main house, Rockefeller's study, and a guesthouse, for $19 million. Scroll down for a look around.

Ringing Point is located in the town of Seal Harbor, Maine, on Mount Desert Island.


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It was purchased by David's father, John D. Rockefeller, in the 1960s.


David's wife, Peggy, designed the seven-bedroom main house in 1972.


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She also designed the gardens around the property, including the ones near its granite swimming pool.


Here's another view of the gardens.


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The estate is named for the #4 bell buoy that rings quietly off-shore.


The main house has seven bedrooms and five full bathrooms.


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The home is set among towering pine trees.


The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows and two fireplaces.


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It features views across a lawn to Great Harbor.


The kitchen has Wolf appliances.


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There's a seating area nearby with a raised-hearth fireplace.


Here's one of the seven bedrooms.


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Here's another bedroom.


The home is cozy, with fireplaces almost everywhere you turn.


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The grounds are full of native flora.


There's also an orchard.


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The study was built close to the water on one of the property's rocky points.


David Rockefeller wrote his memoirs in the space.

A copy of Rockefeller's Memoirs sits on a desk in the main house.


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The guesthouse includes a two-car garage.


For $19 million, it could all be yours.


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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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