Pure Bliss

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One family, multiple generations, this old farm house is sharp as a tack and charming to boot.

Located down a long town maintained dirt road on the Alexander – Cooper town line with 170 acres, you will LOVE the sprawling open fields, views of forest below and Meddybemps Lake in the distance.

Built in the early 1900’s, this home has been well loved and it shows.  Over the last 100 years, the property has been used for farming, hunting and summering.  A true gem in  the land of dense forest, these open fields make it easy to add livestock and large gardens!  Provide for your family or the farmers market, many resources nearby to help you along the way!

A new barn built in 2011 serves well for equipment or alter for animals.  Two original barns remain for additional tools, wood or hay.

When entering though the side porch you’ll see a large woodshed to your right for convenience and a kitchen door straight ahead, a place to hang your coat and the back staircase traditional of most New England entries.  Step back to a simpler time in the kitchen where you can almost picture a full house, large meals, canning the harvest and late nights prepping for the following work day.  Currently a gas range and wood heat stove are the modern replacement of what likely would have been a wood fired cook stove, still making it the warmest gathering place in the home.  A large farmhouse table seats 7+ with some rocking chairs for good conversation, perhaps while snapping some green beans for dinner.  A large pantry makes room for all of your summer’s bounty and everything you need to prepare it.

When it comes time to retire for the day, nothing beats this living room with both early and late sun…and warmth from the brick hearth in the winter when there is little sun.

A first floor bedroom and 3/4 bath are great for when the home is less than full, making it easy to maintain the first floor during the winter months or just for ease of access.

Heading up over the handsome staircase the second floor features 4 average bedrooms and a “master bedroom” on the end with full bath and back stair case to the kitchen.

New windows in the master with some of the best views in the house!

Fulfill your hearts desire to go back in time or update with top of the line amenities and just enjoy the raw beauty of this modern day rarity. Major components such as well, septic and roof were just added in the last few years and the furnace of the 80’s is in great condition with little use.  From here on out it is up to you to bring new life to this well loved old home!

For more information click here: 22 Greenhill Road, Cooper

It came to be the grandest home in town when it was built in the early 1900’s and has yet to be outdone.

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In 1904 Edward and Clifford Chase inherited their fathers legacy, Chase Mills, previously located at the very end of Front Street along the St.Croix River.  The brothers employed many of the locals in their store, lumber and box mills until they sold their holdings to St.Croix Paper Company in the 1930’s.

Both brothers had built elegant homes along Baring’s Front Street and according to the 1930 census, Clifford and wife Zora’s home was valued at $6,000, the highest valued home in town while others rested around $1,000.

The superiority of the home is evident even by today’s standards.  Starting at ground level, the home was built on a full foundation of perfectly squared granite blocks, not one shifted or out of place over the last 100 years.

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Front and back porches greet guests warmly.

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The kitchen, quaint and reminiscent of old fashioned home cooked meals.

A dining room that puts on a show with it’s bay window, built in china cabinet, patterned hardwood floors and wide dark molding.

The grand foyer is the heart of the home showcasing each of it’s main floor rooms with wide archways.

In today’s world, the second parlor would likely be used as a family room, play room or media room.  Still equipped with it’s original french doors, this bright and sunny space is enjoyable any time of day.

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The main living room or formal parlor is stunning with it’s ornate coffered ceiling, bold trim, skinny maple flooring and brick hearth with wood stove insert to make this space just as comfortable as you imagine.

Just off the living area is a unique space likely intended as a library. Possibly the most inviting room of all with it’s soft afternoon light, detailed woodwork, cozy window seat overlooking the back garden area and french doors to block out distractions.

Three average sized bedrooms carrying out the hardwood floors line the left quadrant of the home while the master runs nearly the length of the second floor with it’s own full bath.  Through a short hallway to the end of the home is a large full bathroom with laundry room. Generous living space with full attic staircase for storage.

Outside, enjoy a 2.39 acre spread that spans all the way to the small town park.  Though thick in growth now, the yard was once home to horses with a couple of stalls in the back portion of the garage.  Plenty of room for gardens, a pool, recreational space, larger garage…you name it.

Located in Baring Plantation, parents of young children have choice of Calais or Baileyville school systems.  Additionally the home has private water and sewer to alleviate the quarterly expense many other towns require.  A new well was drilled in 2016 and septic anew in 1995.  Current owners utilize both wood and oil heating sources.

This home is ready for it’s next generation, it lends itself well to modern updates while keeping it’s classic grander.  Put your sweat equity into a home that will repay you with many years of joy and comfort.  See more information below:

38 Front Street, Baring

Go Big, Go Home!

3You would be hard pressed to recreate a home of this size for anything less than a small fortune!  These old homes offer so much character and life that new homes can not seem to duplicate.  Read on…Fall in Love!

With each generation, this old home was altered to suit it’s family’s needs, most recent upgrades such as kitchen and bath were completed in the 1970’s-1980’s.  A large barn added for equipment and office.  New roof/vinyl windows/vinyl siding added for ease of maintenance.  Now this grand home is ready for it’s next page in history.

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With proper repair and renovations, this home will be a show stopper!  Great original features – Large molding, hardwood floors, original mantels, winding stair case, lead glass window and french doors.  These spacious and sunny rooms are begging to entertain your friends and family, house your guests and celebrate your traditions.

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Wavering on the brink of love and intimidation?  Old homes get a bad reputation for being inefficient…but many of today’s building materials are made to adapt to old homes, make them more efficient, modern and comfortable.

Should the home itself not have you sold yet, surely the large corner lot will.  Then there is that barn…a rarity in town and likely the price of the home to reproduce today!

Envision, Buy, Do…It’s waiting for you, at a new reduced price to leave you more room for renovations!!

For more information click here: 61 Washington Street, Calais

 

It pays for itself…and then some!

Does your business need a permanent home where you can customize and expand while alleviating your mortgage payment by renting out the two residential units and additional commercial unit.  Perhaps you are just looking for an investment that will pay for itself with a little additional income.  This could be the perfect set up for you!

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Built new in 2001, the first floor commercial space is currently fully rented with front and rear access.  The first unit offers a garage door for easy loading and unloading for freight.  Both commercial units currently share a half bath with options for alterations.  Additional features of the commercial spaces include radiant heat, handicap accessibility and designated parking.

The second floor offers two modern one bedroom apartments with separate exterior decks/stairs as well as a shared interior entrance with coin-op laundry.  Nice open concept kitchen/living area with plenty of cupboard space and good size bedroom with closet space.  Both currently income producing!

Don’t wait to invest in your real estate portfolio today!

Click here for more information: 16 Beech Street, Calais

 

 

Make your dreams come true this year…

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In this line of work I get to know folks from all walks of life that for one reason or another end up here to retire, relocate for work or seasonally reside, but it really comes down to more than that, typically when folks end up here, they are looking for a peaceful retreat, a quiet place to retire, a slower pace of life, lower cost of living…although we do not offer abundant shopping outlets, endless organized activities for children and high end eateries, we make up for it in other areas.  Boundless outdoor recreation, minimal traffic, back yards and porches meant to entertain family and friends, undisturbed wildlife, vast bodies of water and properties at a fraction of the cost of…well anywhere!

This home is a prime example of what Washington County has to offer!

Now the home itself is short on frills but the upgrades that have been made are very desirable for efficiency and necessity.  A new wall mount propane furnace and hot water heater, 2 upstairs heat pumps, 1 basement heat pump/dehumidifier, on demand whole house generator, 1,000 gallon new propane tank and pad, metal roofing on home, barn and garage, new paint on house and deck and more!!

Now we will get to the dreamy part.  This home is situated on 19 acres, unseen from the road and no neighbors in sight.  If it is your desire to have horses, raise chickens, cattle or just garden, the open well maintained acreage lends itself very well, with plenty of room to clear and extend.  A large barn can also accommodate livestock…or a deep sea boat, large RV, Tractors…and if that isn’t big enough, there is plenty of room to build something more!

A newly built 3 bay, log sided garage is a wonderful sanctuary for anyone with a love of “puttering” or collecting cars.  img_9163

As if all of this wasn’t enough, IT’S WATERFRONT!  That is right, it is situated in Lewis Cove, open to Passamaquoddy Bay…the Atlantic Ocean folks!  Kayak, clam, throw out some lobster traps…or just enjoy the view and cool breeze.

Enjoy the peace and quiet or entertain with the generous back yard, large deck and granite BBQ patio.

No matter your reasoning for residing in Downeast Maine, this property lends itself well to nearly any desire with an incredibly low price to boot!

For more info follow this link: 1929 US Route 1 Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oceanfront and Affordability

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One of the biggest reasons people are drawn to Downeast Maine is our stunning rocky coastline.  The reason for returning year after year or permanently relocating has a lot to do with how affordable it is to enjoy this beauty and peacefulness.

It would be just YOUR pure luck that right of way access and a small lot make this salt water cottage within easy reach!

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Meticulously maintained with salt water and weather in mind, this cottage features new metal roof, vinyl windows, vinyl siding and full walk out foundation that holds potential to be finished for additional living space!

Inside, the main floor offers itself well to entertaining with open concept kitchen, living and dining along with first floor bathroom – large picture windows to take in the uninterrupted view of the St.Croix meeting Passamaquoddy Bay and lofted ceilings to accommodate warmer temperatures.

The second floor features 3 bedrooms just waiting to accommodate family and guests!

The basement is currently set up for utility and storage with opportunity for additional living space.

Unlike many salt water cottages in the area, this cottage is more than suitable for year round use with full foundation, forced hot air heating, well, septic and laundry!

The well groomed slopping lot leads to a sturdy metal staircase for ease of access to the rocky beach at low tide.  Enjoy kayaking, lobster bakes or beach combing!

Rather you are seasonal or year round, this cottage is a great opportunity for you and those closest to you to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness Downeast Maine has to offer.  This home also features an opportunity to pay for itself with seasonal renting!

See more information here: 29 Brooks Road, Robbinston

Bank owned price leaves room for renovations!

With years of neglect behind it, this unique craftsman bungalow holds a bright future in the hands of a talented handyman.

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Retaining nearly all of it’s 1912 originality, this little diamond in the rough is seeking restoration or renovation.

Abundant character, large town lot and bank owned price = opportunity for greatness!

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For more information, see the link below!

94 Summit Street, Baileyville