BY SARAH STEBBINS
Second Street, Hallowell
This in-town, circa-1830 brick home features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and more than 3,700 square feet of incredible living space. There’s a new kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, and a double-sided soapstone fireplace with an oven, as well as a formal dining room with mahogany wainscoting, a double living room, a family room, a den, and two offices. The home also has wood floors, eight fireplaces, a new boiler, and a two-car attached garage.
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 purportedly gave refuge to runaway slaves in the days of the Underground Railroad.
East Bethel Road, Rumford
This charming 1802 Cape has beautiful pine floors, wainscoting, and moldings, an attached shed, and a one-car garage. Lots of glass soaks up natural light. Situated on 4.9 acres, the home is conveniently located for commuting to Norway or Bethel and is only 20 minutes from Sunday River and Mt. Abram. With a freshly painted interior, it’s in move-in condition!
State Street, Bangor
This 1920 hilltop home offers plenty of flexible spaces for whatever you desire. The home has been immaculately updated, but retains antique built-ins and sconces, a butler’s pantry, an owners’ bedroom fireplace, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Outside you’ll find private courtyards, a cedar hedge for privacy, stone walkways, raised vegetable gardens, and beautiful perennials. Parks, schools, shopping, and the library and airport are minutes away. Walk to restaurants and the waterfront.
Parker Head Road, Phippsburg
Settle into this light-filled, fully-renovated 1880 home nestled in historic Phippsburg Center near the Kennebec River, Center Pond, and Center Pond Preserve. This move-in ready home boasts an attached barn, south-facing sunroom, large formal living room, and three bedrooms upstairs that share a new full bath with a tub/shower. Do not fear ferocious Maine winters, as this property features a new heating system with a propane furnace, a gas fireplace, and an on-demand generator. All the to-dos have been crossed off, as the home was renovated in the last year with a new kitchen and baths, and new plumbing, electrical systems, landscaping, and interior/exterior paint. You’re just a short distance from Popham Beach, Head Beach (Small Point), the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Bisson’s Center Store, and hundreds more acres of preserved land in Phippsburg.
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.
West Main Street, Stonington
Here is an opportunity to own a piece of history — one of the only original buildings in this village neighborhood. Still standing proud, this gem has been lovingly cared for over the years and offers many possible uses. It is located in a high-visibility area in Stonington Village with some water views and green space. The lower level has been used as a retail space, hosting an art gallery in two spacious, open rooms. The entire building has been more recently used as a residence with spacious living areas on the lower level (large entry parlor, living room, laundry room, full bath). The custom Greene and Greene-inspired staircase, designed by a local artisan, leads to the second level, where you will find a beautifully remodeled kitchen, dining area, large living area, two bedrooms, and a full bath. Many fine details have been put in place by the current owner, including the staircase, beautiful tin ceilings, and black-granite countertops. Outside, you will find decks on both levels and a sweet fenced-in yard.
Maple Street, Northport
You can live year round in this renovated farmhouse cottage with five bedrooms and three full baths in Bayside Village. Hunker down by the living room stove and serve meals on the sun-filled porch or in the large eat-in kitchen. The second floor has three bedrooms, sleeping up to five people, and the daylit lower level has two bedrooms, accommodating four more people. There is a full bath on each level. The lower level, reached via an exterior entrance and interior stairs, has radiant floor heat and a small food prep area. The public dock and beach are a short walk away.
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
River views abound in the North End neighborhood where this home with a private, creatively landscaped yard is situated a short walk from town and all that Bath has to offer. Stylishly decorated and updated by a professional designer, the home’s flexible floor plan offers three bedrooms with ensuite, spa-like baths. New windows make the home efficient, light, and airy. Move in and start enjoying the holidays! See it on the map. Listing agent: Kim Latour, William Raveis Real Estate
East Bay, located south of Dark Harbor Village, is a beautifully designed and skillfully crafted home built in the tradition of the grand estates of coastal Maine. Privately located on 4.2 acres with 390 feet of rocky beach shorefront on East Penobscot Bay, the home’s broad views encompass all the islands of the eastern bay, North Haven, and the open ocean in the distance to the south. The original post-and-beam building was constructed in 2000 as a large barn/garage with an apartment. It was then moved to face the sea and renovated. In 2012/13, the entire structure, now approximately 10,000 square feet, was redesigned by Royal Barry Wills and renovated, incorporating the existing garage and adding a wing to the south. See it on the map. Listing agent: LandVest