Pretty cool how they found the old book in the wall! It was the Ellsworth American, dated 1891 and addressed to Mrs. Eliza Mason. The Old Mason Farm was built in 1880. It is located on 9.5 acres in Blue Hill, Maine. This is a landmark home in Blue Hill. There are fruit trees on the property and an attached barn. The home has wide plank floors and a sunroom. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,800 square feet. $339,000
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From the Zillow listing:
The Old Mason Farm is for sale! A Blue Hill landmark since the mid-1800’s, its extensive red roofs can be sighted as you leave the village and head up the Hinckley Ridge. The home has not been redesigned over the years, just maintained. So if you’ve ever wanted to live in a true historic Maine farmhouse, this is it! The barn is right out of history–with stalls for small animals, coops, old plank floors, lofts, etc. Ready for you to try your hand at having a small farm–or use to house boats, cars, or as a workshop. The barn connects to the house by the large old ell, also untouched and a piece of history. Would make a great workshop. The house itself has the original tin ceiling in the large living room. The original parlor has been turned into a large first-floor bedroom with bath. A wonderful glass porch faces south and runs the length of the kitchen, providing great solar comfort even in cold weather. Upstairs are four bedrooms and the second bath. The 9.5 acres have lawns around the house leading to the old orchard, still with some prolific heritage apple trees–and one peach tree. Crabapple trees, raspberries, rhubarb, etc. ring the woods beyond the homesite. Anchoring the entrance to the driveway is a massive old oak tree and its companion, a giant weeping willow. The beds around the house are full of perennials and flowering shrubs. Truly a farm in the old tradition. Updated wiring, generator, brand new range and refrigerator, newer boiler, etc. make a comfortable home among all the character of an 1800’s house. Located just above the round-about, the farm is close to the schools, the new Fitness Center, shopping area, and Blue Hill Village with its boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, and hospital, A copy of the Ellsworth American dated 1891 addressed to Mrs. Eliza Mason was found in the wall when new shingling was done. The house most likely predates that. Broker owned.
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