HALLOWELL – Built as a cedar-sided barn in 2006, this property on 2.6 acres on Colley Hill became a soy-candle-making facility for a brief period, before being purchased in 2014 and then transformed into the stunning custom home it is today.

The seller’s re-design of the west-facing home was inspired. The barn facade was retained – but now the wooden doors open to reveal French doors in the middle, twin 8-over-8 windows on the right, and the entrance into a charming vestibule on the left. The interior – envisioned as “subtle, organic, contemporary” – is open-concept, ideal for entertaining, and incorporates natural elements in pleasing harmony.

The gas fireplace is enclosed in floor-to-ceiling stacked sandstone; flooring is Southern yellow pine, blowtorched and then stained over a six-week period to create the distinctive finish; the shiplap siding is pickled, with just a hint of peachy blush depending on the lighting; kitchen cabinetry is distressed alder.

The barely-used kitchen has honed-granite surfaces, and slate appliances. The pendant lights here and in the dining area are antique and nautical. (Please note that all furnishings, including high-end, American-made furniture, are available/negotiable.)

Off the kitchen, the daylight laundry room with built-ins is large enough to do double-duty as a mudroom, should a buyer wish to add a direct-entry garage.

Wide stairs ascend to the second level, whose broad hallway provides desk space beneath a south-facing window. Two double closets serve the master suite opposite, which has an additional, single closet; a wonderful full bath with both freestanding soaking tub, and a tiled shower enclosure; and privy behind its own door. East-facing skylights beneath both bed and tub ensure marvelous star-skied views on clear nights.

In the center of the upstairs, a media room is set up for a big screen, and has a cool, low transom window – a lookout treat for cats and small dogs. Around the corner is the second suite, its good-sized bedroom double-closeted, its full bath beautifully appointed, and equipped with soaking tub.

More finished space could be added in the full basement, which has plenty of storage/workshop/excerise.   

The 1,296-square-foot home at 4 Chamberlain Drive, Hallowell, is listed for sale at $299,900 by Bill Sprague Jr. of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Bill at 623-1123, 458-0555, or at [email protected].

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