HALLOWELL – This historic port city is known at “the gem of the Kennebec,” and this property only enhances that sterling reputation. The charming Federal-period home is in the city’s historic district, a short-stroll three blocks from the river, and the restaurants, shops and other attractions of vibrant Front and Water streets.

Behind its graceful double-fan-topped front door with sidelights, the classic two-chimney, c. 1800 post-and-beam home has been thoroughly and thoughtfully renovated, with great care taken to preserve original character while also providing modern comforts. Energy efficiency has been a priority for the sellers, who over the past seven years invested $25,000 in improvements including new (Anderson) windows, a 4-foot frost wall, and spray foam insulation. The roof is new, electricity is updated, and forced hot air heat is four-zone.

Also new is a sunny, oak-floored multi-purpose room, presently being used as a playroom, in the former ell. One step up, the maple-floored kitchen has been redone with white appliances and cabinetry. The counters, including the dining island beneath pendant lights, are a pretty, deep blue. Next door, the spacious dining room has chair rails, wide-pine flooring (as do most rooms) and on a hearth painted black, the largest of the home’s four fireplaces, a massive brick structure complete with Dutch oven and framed by a handsome mantel.

Across the wide hall, the parlor also has a fireplace (a bit fancier – note its dentil molding) and wide-pine flooring. A new, full bath-with-laundry, at the rear of the house and opening off the dining room, completes the first floor.

On the four-bedroom second level, the two front bedrooms have fireplaces, and the full bath with soaking tub is updated and opens Jack-and-Jill-style to a bedroom, and to the hall.
Another bedroom, through a short passage with built-in bookshelves, connects to a “sunken” bedroom above the ell. (Plans are in place should a buyer wish to add a “back” staircase to access this bedroom.

Please note that a one-vehicle garage could be added on the south end of the 0.23-acre, east-facing corner lot, which in a few weeks will bloom with perennials and shrubs lining the brick walkways.

The home at 1 Spring St., Hallowell, is listed for sale at $239,900 by Perry McCourtney of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Perry at 623-1123 ext. 224; 620-2327; or at [email protected]

 

Built: c. 1800

Price: $239,900

Rooms/bedrooms: 9/3

Baths: Two full

Square footage: 2,450

Lot size: 0.23 acre

Parking: Off-street

Taxes: $2,581

 

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