Historic House Listings

Wow! 50 acres in NH. Seaview Farm. Circa 1808. $189,000

September 20, 2018

Definitely rustic, but so much history! I love that old cemetery on the property! Seaview Farm was built in 1808. It was named Seaview because in its early days you could see the Portsmouth Harbor from the house. This house is the only remaining structure of this once little village. There were twelve homes, a schoolhouse and a mill in the early 1800’s. There is no electricity or indoor plumbing. Water is available from a nearby spring and dug wells. Located on 50 acres in Farmington, New Hampshire. Three bedrooms and 1,499 square feet. $200,000 New Price: $189,000

From the Zillow listing:


Seaview Farm, a historic circa 1808 center-chimney Cape Cod on 50 acres retaining many of its original features including three working fireplaces, wide pine floors, exposed hand-hewn beams, built-ins, hardware and woodwork. Once profiled in Yankee Magazine by Jake Chapline, it was named Seaview Farm because in the 1800s there was an unobstructed view of Portsmouth harbor, some 30 miles away. Forests have since reclaimed pastures and this sturdy cape is the only remaining building of 12 homes, a schoolhouse and a mill that once made up Farmington’s District 2. Seaview is off the grid. There is no electricity; just the remnants of a solar power system. There is no indoor plumbing; just a 2-seat outhouse. Water is available from a spring and dug wells. It is accessed via a very rough class VI road. This historic property offers an opportunity for homesteaders to create a new chapter in Seaview’s long history. It could also be used as a weekend get-away. The 50 acres feature rolling hills, gentle upland, a brook and 2 miles of finely weathered stone walls. It includes a network of trails ideal for hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding. It’s a short hike to Blue Job Mountain. Now in Current Use with an active forest management plan.

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