MONMOUTH – Here in the heart of town is a classic, much-updated 1882 farmhouse on a 2.2-acre lot that’s rich in sequentially-blooming perennials, and even has its own little heirloom-apple orchard.   

Spacious at 2,072 square feet, the home is bright and pleasantly open, with front rooms offering floor-plan flexibility: The dining room also makes a fine office, and the “back” living room, which has a newer pellet stove, a fine dining room. The front living room is presently a music room, one that very comfortably accommodates a baby grand piano.

Most flooring is wide pine, but there is fir, too, and maple in the charming kitchen, which has black-and-white appliances, a marble-topped island table, lots of beadboard, and cool custom backsplashes. A full-view door opens out to the side deck. Behind the kitchen is the full bath, with clawfoot soaking tub.

Upstairs are three large bedrooms with generous closets, (the front bedroom has a walk-in); and behind the master bedroom, a two-section, walk-in attic to which plumbing is handy, so that adding a second-floor bath is a ready option.

There’s a three-season family room, too, a converted shed that includes a laundry enclosure with appliances, has a wood stove, and measures about 450 square feet. Back, “breakfast” stairs ascend to a third attic room.

Updates include not only new windows and roof, but also Efficiency Maine foam insulation in both attic and basement.

The location is a plus, less than a mile from the center of town and its beach on Cochnewagon Lake; the library, and the renowned Theater at Monmouth. Augusta and Lewiston are easy, 20-minute commutes.

The home at 690 Main St., Monmouth, is listed for sale at $185,000 by Lori Gray of Homestead Realty in Winthrop. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Lori at 377-7304, 458-7304, or at [email protected].

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