Historic House Listings

This is PERFECTION!! The Merrill House, Circa 1791. On 110 acres in Maine. $1,200,000

September 2, 2019

This is simply amazing! That great room is something else! The size of the front door, that fireplace! Just amazing. The Merrill House was built in 1791. It is located on 110 acres in Andover, Maine. This has been in the same family for 225 years! Originally built for Henry Varnum Poor, founder of Standard and Poor’s. The property has a main house, a caretaker’s house and several barns. 16 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 9,600 square feet. $1,200,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Merrill House is a gracious, Early American Country Estate located in the picturesque Androscoggin River Valley, near Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine. This baronial estate, the legacy trophy of successful frontier family and railroads publisher Henry Varnum Poor, founder of Standard & Poor’s Corp., is comprised of a grand main house that sleeps 32, caretaker’s house, and several barns. Entrance through a Gothic Great Hall standing 30’x 60′ and 30′ high at the apex of its cathedral ceiling, with a showcase granite hearth and mantel 12′ wide.   Owned by same family for over 225 years and heralding contributions from Frederick Law Olmsted and Stanford White, this historic property sits on 110 acres of fields, forest, pristine river-front, spring-fed pond, beach, and 5 acres of manicured lawns, with breathtaking views. It can be envisioned as a magnificent residence, lodge, corporate retreat, bed and breakfast, or organic farm – with options for commercial solar, storage and subdivisi


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