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Talk amongst yourselves! “Surprising backyard retreat”! Circa 1920 in Maine. $575,000

December 13, 2022

This is a talk amongst yourselves post. The backyard is described as “the private backyard is a surprising retreat”. Well SURPRISE!!! 🙂 This home was built in 1920. It is located in South Portland, Maine. I am going to assume this price is all about the location. The interior of the house isn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. But for $575,000 they could have moved the wheel barrow. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,392 square feet. $575,000

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From the Zillow listing:


Seldom does an opportunity like this come along in the coveted Willard Beach neighborhood – this property is ready for you to polish it up and move right in or start anew and build the seaside home of your dreams. 63 Myrtle Avenue presents an opportunity for both builders, renovators and homeowners alike with an unbeatable location and the building blocks to create a custom seaside retreat. With almost 1400 square feet of living space, two bedrooms and one bath there’s ample opportunity for many options: keep the layout and renovate the existing home, take it down to the studs or build new in this fabulous spot. The original charm is intact with beadboard ceilings, an arched doorway and a surprisingly spacious living area. The private back yard is a surprising retreat, with an in-ground pool and panoramic views overlooking SMCC’s open fields and the ocean beyond. Willard Square is home to many amenities, all just a short walk away: Restaurant Row – with everything from Italian to BBQ to Thai, local shops and theater. Enjoy walks to the lighthouse and marinas via the nearby Greenbelt Trail, or relax at sandy Willard Beach just a block away. This could be your dream home!



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