Shipping magnate TJ Southard purchased this circa 1870 home, turned it into a mansion, and gave it to his son as a wedding present in 1888. The property is rich with history and has undergone several phases of restoration. The current owners converted the mansion into the Southard House Museum in 1990. A primary feature of the museum that remains intact is the observation room, located at the top level of the turret, which offers stunning views of Swan Island, the Kennebec River, and Main Street. The Southard House offers more than 7,500 square feet of finished living space, restored tin ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, and original hand-painted artwork on the walls of the main gallery.
This 1900 farmhouse combines modern upgrades with loads of charming details. You’ll find original pine floors, hand-hewn beams, an antique woodstove, a spacious, renovated kitchen with granite countertops, a library with a fireplace, a first-floor bedroom, and a large family room. With five bedrooms, the home easily accommodates a large family, a bed-and-breakfast, or an in-law apartment. Attached to the home is a three-story barn with electricity. Recent updates include a newer roof on the main home, a freshly-painted exterior, a new roof on the left side of the barn, a new storm door, and new rear-entry stairs.
This 1790 farmhouse features classic details and tasteful updates throughout. The sun-drenched first level has wood floors, multiple gracious living areas, an elegant kitchen and dining room, three fireplaces, a half-bath, and a large deck overlooking the backyard. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms with classic farmhouse details, three full baths, and a large great room (or fifth bedroom). The large attic could be finished to add another suite, workshop, or living space. The post-and-beam barn has been largely restored and the property’s four acres abut protected land.
Built in 1911 for prominent fisherman Gooden Grant, this elegant, year-round home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of its most striking architectural details is an octagonal turret where the primary bedroom is located. The interior boasts original wood floors and wainscoting. The newly renovated kitchen offers sweeping harbor views and modern amenities. The spacious living room is accentuated by four large windows that frame the ocean. Upstairs, you will find two guest bedrooms and the large primary bedroom. A walk-up attic offers abundant storage and potential living space. Off the front porch is a fenced-in garden with a workspace and sink ideal for washing vegetables, arranging cut flowers, and cleaning fish caught in the harbor or nearby lake. The matching white-clapboard barn has three workbenches, plenty of storage, and a lovely office/bunk room on the second floor — all with extraordinary views.
This converted barn was built in 1804 and measures 40 by 50 feet. It was moved to its current location in 2001 and placed on a newly built foundation. The top floor was renovated to become a 2,000-square-foot living space with a vaulted dining area that has a library wall with a ladder leading to a reading nook. There’s also a vaulted living room, a kitchen area, a laundry room with a sink, and four additional rooms that can be bedrooms, office space, or whatever your heart desires. The current primary bedroom has a balcony overlooking the lawn and forest. A half story down is a horseshoe-shaped landing that overlooks the ground floor. The ground floor has an office and plenty of flexible space. The basement has a garage door and 2,000 square feet of space for cars, boats, snowmobiles, and other toys.
This is a three-story 1860s house in the heart of Rockport Village, a short distance from Rockport Harbor, fine dining, the Rockport Opera House, and the newly constructed public library. This treasure has been well maintained, and bears a plaque that says it was the original schoolhouse in Rockport. The ground level has two rooms — one would be a perfect office or guest room and the other provides storage and access to mechanical systems. The second story is the main floor, and has a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, dining area, kitchen, full bath, guest room, and laundry room. The third story has a full bath and two bedrooms.