Historic House Listings

Twin Springs Farm, Circa 1850. Almost two acres in Maine. $250,000

October 24, 2022

I like the rooster! Interesting set up they have. There are 150 acres total with six shareholders and six homesteads. Each shareholder has their own lot and home, the rest of the acreage is shared with a 1/6 undivided interest. Twin Springs Farm was built in 1850. It is located on 1.74 acres in Union, Maine. They home features an attached barn, wide plank hardwood floors and baseboards. The property has ski trails through the woods, a nice swimming hole, apple orchard, huge shared garden space and a field of daffodils. Three bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,100 square feet. $250,000

Contact the property owner: 207-317-7565

From the Zillow listing:


Twin Springs Farm dates to 1850, but the land itself dates back to a Revolutionary war grant and remains much the same as it was in the days of the first European settlers. There are six homesteads on the farm, and those six shareholders own together the 150 plus or minus acres. Each shareholder owns their own home and house lot separately, and a 1/6 undivided interest in the entirely of the farm. Taxes are very low as a result and the land is preserved for the use of the owners, including pastures, apple orchard, an amazing swimming hole in Quiggle Brook, ski trails through the woods, a field of daffodils, and a huge shared garden space. It’s a great way to have access to a lot of recreational and agricultural land without paying the taxes of owning it all yourself. The farmhouse and barn here listed are the original homestead and sit upon 1.74 acres, plus deeded is the 1/6 interest in the 150 plus or minus acres of land. All systems have been updated. The electrical service was redone in 2019, as well as a brand new water system put in. The water comes from a pristine spring and is delicious. The septic system is new as of 2011-12 and 2016 and was pumped out in the spring of 2021. There is a new oil furnace, oil tank, and heat pump hot water heater. There is an ell attaching the house to the barn, which houses a workshop downstairs and a studio upstairs. The upstairs studio can be used as an extra bedroom. The whole ell could be finished and used as living space. For those looking to find a simpler life, to garden, and have animals, this could be a perfect space.



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