WINSLOW –  Built in 1794, and then enlarged in the two years before Maine became a state in 1820, this home was more recently expanded by the family that has owned it since the early 1970s.

The perfectly charming antique Cape sits only two miles from the town center, but in a pleasantly rural area, and on its own 67 acres, which border the town’s tiny, brick “1806 Schoolhouse,” which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Indeed, the first written mention of this property is found in the records of Massachusetts’ New Plymouth colony, and dates from 1760. Among neighbors to the north was the Winslow family, after whom the town is named.

In addition to its rich history, and a wealth of original features (note the front door’s fan window and sidelights) in pristine condition, the two-chimney, classic Federal period home has plenty of 21st-century, contemporary appeal. The original ell, which  connects to the barn (at the far end of which a vintage three-seater is still intact) has been very nicely finished as a carpeted family room, with barnboard wainscoting, a woodstove on a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone hearth, and a bar that enhances entertaining possibilities. Full-view sliders open out to a delightful enclosed porch, which in turn accesses a deck with bench seating and a hot tub.

The adjacent kitchen has great country character, with its butcher block island, extensive pine cabinetry, greenhouse bay window, and exposed brick wall with beehive oven. Period details distinguish both the formal dining room and the parlor.  The total of 3,036 square feet of living space includes four bedrooms and two full baths, and a large office lends floor-plan flexibility

In addition to the detached garage – which is newer, two-vehicle, and includes a workshop area – out back, there’s a cool, two-stall, shingled barn that makes a perfect coop for chickens, or a home for goats or other small animals.

Among the property’s advantages: Almost 55 of its acres have been placed in Tree Growth, which significantly reduces annual taxes. A metal roof, and Biasi boiler and exterior paint both new in 2013, are additional benefits.

The home at 308 Cushman Road is listed for sale at $329,000 by Kim Moxcey of Century 21 Nason Realty in Winslow, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Kim at 873-2119 ext. 14; 242-2674; or at [email protected]

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