Kelmscott Farm, Estate of the Day
Today's home, an idyllic Maine retreat is the property of Bob Metcalfe. Metcalfe co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law, a telecommunications guideline which states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. The law explains many of the network effects of communication technologies and networks such as the Internet, social networking, and the World Wide Web.
When he's not knee-deep in technology Metcalfe heads up to Kelmscott Farm, a pastoral home on around 150 acres in Lincolnville, Maine. The home is surrounded by hills and has views of Ducktrap Mountain. The expansive farm features open pastures, stone walls, woods, expertly designed gardens, and frontage on Pitcher Pond.
The farm has a historic main house that has been completely renovated and expanded with an eye toward classic New England style. Exposed wood beams offer a rustic touch and large windows take advantage of the enviably private setting. The property also includes two additional barns and a three-story bunkhouse with offices and living quarters all for just $2.5 million.
Gallery: Kelmscott Farm