RICHMOND – This 1850 Greek Revival home was originally the center of a dairy farm, and much more recently served as a B&B.

Farming (e.g. organic) and keeping horses and other animals are still options, thanks to the property’s 28 acres, and huge, three-story barn (which needs shoring up but has a number of stalls, and endless potential).

And there are business possibilities here, including a B&B, thanks to the seller’s thorough renovations – including a sprinkler system and septic for eight bedrooms.

But many home-seekers will respond first to the charm and character of a spacious (3,915-square-foot) vintage home that has been much updated, is in excellent condition following careful restoration, and provides five bedrooms and four baths as well as floor-plan flexibility over a total of 11 rooms. In short, this is a wonderful opportunity for a growing family, and attractively priced at $225,000.

An enclosed sunporch welcomes you to an interior notable for its wide-pine floors, country-style kitchen, formal dining room, living room with gas stove on a bluestone-and brick hearth with antique marble mantel, 14-foot-by-24-foot bonus room with enclosed laundry, adjacent bath, and full-view doors to the side lawn, and another room beyond that – kitchen-ready, so that this section could be re-created as a complete apartment/guest suite. There is a first-floor bedroom, (or office) too, and an update, clawfoot-tub bath.

And that’s just the start. Upstairs there is also barn access, to the second level; another full bath with clawfoot tub; and an array of bedrooms that offer other options for use (the big “chimney” bedroom would make a fine studio, for example.

The partially wooded lot stretches far back behind the barn, and the surrounding yard is a delight – lush lawns; a number of island beds and other heirloom-perennial gardens; shrubs, lilacs among them, and a variety of mature trees including a row of apples.

The property at 355 Main St., Richmond is 2 miles off Exit 43 on Interstate 295, and equally handy to the historic, walkable downtown, and attractions including the Swan Island wildlife refuge.

The home is listed for sale by Debra Harris of The Maine Real Estate Network (Auburn office) and has just gone under contract.

For information on more fine homes in Maine, please contact Debra at 576-8596,
689-9841, or at [email protected] 

 

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