Nothing says storybook like grand stone houses and churches set in charming Maine towns. These stone buildings are loaded with historical charm and stunning architecture that are rare in modern construction.

Jordan Pond Gate House

DRHunt/National Park Service

From the National Park Service: "The Jordan Pond Gate Lodge was financed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and designed by Grosvenor Atterbury, a prominent New York architect, in the French Romanesque style. It was completed in 1932 with the intention of marking the entrance to the carriage roads and preventing automobiles from entering. Construction of the two gate lodges, Jordan Pond and Brown Mountain, on Mount Desert Island provided many local men a job during the depression."

Wilson Memorial Chapel at Ocean Point via Wilson Memorial Chapel

From the Wilson Memorial Chapel Facebook Page: The Wilson Memorial Chapel was founded by Lewis G. Wilson, a Unitarian minister. The Chapel, built using stones from the surrounding area, was dedicated in memory of his wife, Janet M. Wilson.

Freeport Stone House

University of Southern Maine

The Stone House at Wolfe's Neck Farm was transferred to the Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation by the University of Southern Maine. In a Portland Press Herald story about the transfer, the stone house is described as, "Anyone who has seen the Stone House up close will recognize its distinctive architectural features. It was built in the Colonial Revival style, with distinctive stone walls and soaring two-story columns at its entrance."

The Stonehouse in Kennebunk

This gorgeous oceanfront stone house is now available for vacation rentals via The owner says, "Staying at The Stonehouse is like stayng on a yacht. There are water views from every window! Fall asleep at night to the sound of the waves on the rocks below. Wake up to lobster boats outside your window gathering their daily catch. Enjoy sunrise on the deck outside the kitchen while watching the cormorants dry off their wings."