BY SARAH STEBBINS
High Street, Brownville
The Brown House is just a short drive from Gulf Hagas, Katahdin Iron Works, and Schoodic Lake. This two-and-a-half story, wood-frame home was built in 1815 by Francis Brown (for whom Brownville is named), and immaculately remodeled with respect for its history. You’ll find working fireplaces, wood-peg construction, locally sourced slate countertops, and stunning slate-shingle roofs. A two-story workshop leads to an attached three-story barn — both in excellent condition with new foundations installed in 2002. Another unique feature is found in the wall above the fireplace between the kitchen and dining room. A cabinet once slid out to reveal a hiding place that was purportedly used during the days of the Underground Railroad.
Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner
This character-filled Italianate is within walking distance of Gardiner’s waterfront district. There are many original details to delight your eyes, including a gracefully curved stairway, finely carved mantels, plaster medallions, and oversize windows. The flexible layout works well for today’s lifestyle, with options for a first- floor bedroom with an en suite bath and multiple rooms that can serve as home offices or bedrooms. The renovated kitchen is bright and spacious with a walk-in pantry and clever “butler’s hallway” with a coffee bar. The large attached barn currently serves as a two-car garage with considerable storage space and options to expand. The backyard overlooks fields and is framed by multiple perennials.
Sitting on a dock of the bay…Here is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a grandfathered cottage with the ocean for a front yard. The tiny home has all one needs to be comfortable and offers prime views of the harbor, islands, boating activity, and scenic hillside village of Stonington. This very popular rental cottage attracts many vacationers and features an open room with a kitchen and living and sleeping space, as well as a full bath. The cottage is located on a dock system directly on Stonington Harbor. A truly unique property! See it on the map. Listing agent: Morgan Eaton, The Island Agency