Dennysville is a long way from the Hamptons, the wealthy Long Island, New York, enclave known for its summer residents — high-profile celebrities, Wall Street financiers and politicians.

That’s precisely why, in 2002, Southampton native Jonathan Jaques relocated from there to the Washington County village, population 342. That, and the fact that he and his wife, Melinda, were able to purchase the Lincoln House, a former inn built in 1787 and one of the oldest buildings still standing in Washington County, for a pittance — compared with the multimillion-dollar homes in the Hamptons, that is.