PHIPPSBURG – The original Cape here at Parker Head, barely five minutes from Popham Beach, was built in 1840 by Jordan Golder, b. 1805, d. 1880, and buried in the nearby village cemetery. The home’s new, expansive addition was created about a dozen years ago by the seller, who is a veteran engineer (excellent news, regarding the structure’s overall condition and degree of efficiency, for prospective buyers).

And as it turns out, the present owner is the great-great-great grandson of Jordan Golder senior. So it is entirely fitting that the home should be such a seamless blend of antique Cape and modern comforts, as epitomized in the open-plan kitchen-and-dining room, which features exposed ceiling beams, box-fashion, that were salvaged from the original barn.

Heat is radiant beneath the kitchen/dining room’s terra-cotta-hued tiles. Counters, including island and dining bar, are a lovely soapstone; appliances are stainless-and-black. An antique, Palace Crawford cast-iron stove is backed by floor-to-ceiling brick; French doors open out to the back lawn and the woods beyond. Craftsman-style pillars set off the maple-floored, slightly raised living room, off which there’s a bathroom with a greenhouse window.

Across the foyer is the parlor, a charmer with its exposed brick. A beautifully curving central staircase rises to the original second floor, where there are two bedrooms (one each side, in the traditional Cape design) plus a back-center room presently used for storage, but plumbed to be bath-ready. Note the curving wall, and the maker’s mark on the banister cap.

Both bedrooms have skylights, and the south-side bedroom, opens to a short hallway accessing the huge, new, carpeted master suite. Here too are skylights, a vaulted ceiling, twin dormer alcoves, plenty of space for desk and sitting area; a gorgeous, tiled bath done in white, with an oval Jacuzzi spa tub; and a big walk-in closet with built-ins.

Through a door at the far end are “good morning” stairs, descending to a landing off the mudroom, and ascending on the other side to a big bonus room, suited to multiple purposes when it is finished, above the oversized, two-vehicle, direct-entry garage.

The home at 622 Parker Head Road, Phippsburg, is listed by Sharon Drake of Sharon Drake Real Estate in Bath, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Sharon at 443-1005 or at [email protected]

Price: $319,000
Built: 1840
Rooms/bedrooms: 7/3
Baths: Two full
Square footage: 2,812
Lot size: .51 acre
Garage: Two-vehicle, direct entry
Taxes: $2,294

Sharon Drake
Sharon Drake Real Estate
[email protected]

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Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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