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Say what?! Circa 1847. Sold furnished with antiques! Over six acres in Maine. $25,000!!!

August 7, 2019

Hard to believe this price! This home was built in 1847. It is located on 6.42 acres in Pembroke, Maine. This home is being sold with all of the furnishings and antiques! A lot of the major repairs have been completed. New gas heating system, updated electric, new plumbing and new roof! The home also has new joists and sills. The current owners are selling at a loss as one person cannot continue the work on the house. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,800 square feet. $25,000

From the Zillow listing:


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Built in 1847 and used as a summer home over the past several decades, this charming house has recently undergone major repairs/improvements including a new high-efficiency gas heating system, all new windows and doors, completely rewired electrical system with new 100-amp panel box, new plumbing, and new roof. Significant structural repairs have been completed including new joists and underlayment in kitchen and dining rooms and new sills, joists, and underlayment in the old woodshed, which is now a brightly lit workshop area. The old cedar shakes have been stripped from about half the house, the walls are Typar?d, and ready for new shingles.
The bedrooms and fireplaced living room are generally intact and require mostly cosmetic repairs/improvements. The kitchen and dining rooms have been gutted and will need to be redone. The full bath is also mostly gutted; a half bath has been roughed-in on the first floor. Once the kitchen and baths are functional, the house will be habitable.  There is a good well and a concrete septic system in working order.  The sale includes all furnishings (many antiques!) and lots of building materials to help complete the project, including new plumbing fixtures. There is also a former ?bunkhouse? with a new roof that is full of more furniture.  The property consists of two lots, a ¾ acre house lot plus a 6-acre adjoining lot, with frontage on both Old County and Garnet Head roads.  If you have the energy and ability to complete the work, this could be an amazing home and a rare opportunity.
What I love about this home
My carpenter buddy and I bought this last year with the intention that it would become his home.  We loved the rambling nature of the old house and the setting.  However, things have changed, and he is no longer available to assist with the project.  Thus, we are selling it at a HUGE loss. Ideally it will be purchased by someone with a love for old homes.  The house retains a lot of its charm and the land is lovely with towering old trees and vestiges of gardens from the past.   This is a wonderful, quiet setting near to the public boat landing.
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