Area realtors on April 24 attended a presentation announcing the sale of 18 condominiums at Ducktrap Retreat in Lincolnville.

The condominiums will be exclusively listed with The New England Real Estate Company, a Camden business owned by Flint Decker.

According to Ducktrap Retreat owners and project developers Mike Scarks and Lou Wood, construction on new cabins and duplex units will begin in October 2013, at the close of the impending wedding season.

Scarks said he and Wood "felt an attachment" to the property, and had begun to negotiate a contract within two weeks of first visiting Ducktrap Retreat.

Documents provided by The New England Real Estate Company show the saleable properties — eight cabins and 10 duplex units — are priced from $190,900 to $249,900.

The property's main lodge, which has for the past several years been used as a wedding and event center, will be "downsized" and converted into a single family home that can be used for residents' guests.

Decker, previously the vice president and designated broker for Montage Deer Valley — a five-star, half-billion dollar resort development in Park City, Utah, — said he is "very honored" to be involved in the project.

The New England Real Estate Company was founded by Decker in December 2011, and currently employs seven brokers.

"The real estate market is really coming back," Decker said, adding that he believes there is "tremendous growth" throughout all price points.

According to Decker, a cabin and a duplex unit have already been reserved by interested parties.

"Buyers are moving off the sidelines," Decker said.

The condominiums are described as Adirondack-inspired buildings with hip roofs that provide vaulted ceilings, in keeping with design scheme of many former MBNA New England properties in the Midcoast.

Floor plans for the soon-to-be-constructed buildings different slightly from existing units, and project manager Wood said specifications for new units can be adjust to fit client needs. Wood specifically cited the units' fireplaces, which are made of stone in existing condominiums, while later models will be enamel.

A limited number of detached garages will be available first to cabin owners, and then to other residents for an additional $14,900.

A conservation easement comprised of 12 acres — 40 percent of the 30-acre property — provides miles of walking space, as well as proximity to abundant waterfowl and wildlife, according to the Ducktrap Retreat developers.

A planned outdoor pool will incorporate space for lap swimmers, and condominium buyers will additionally receive a complimentary one-year membership to the nearby Point Lookout facilities for health club and ocean access.

Though the facility will be self-run, Wood and Scarks said they intend to maintain a present on site, along with their respective families.

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