OTISFIELD – Here is a vintage Greek Revival farmhouse on four acres bordering a nature preserve and hiking and snowmobiling trails, in a pleasantly rural setting in Maine’s Lakes Region.

Contrary to oft-held belief, the location is not far distant from Portland. Rather, it’s just about 10 quick miles down U.S. Route 121 to Raymond, from which it’s 20 miles to the city. A manageable commute for many people.

And in keeping with oft-held belief, this property illustrates the truism that if you explore areas outside Greater Portland, you can find a lot more house for a lot less money. In this case, that is $169,900, and you get, in addition, a screen house; a detached, three-bay garage with a walkup loft; and, off the spacious mud room, an attached barn that provides a great workshop and also has walkup storage.

This 1,900-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1850 – note the cool, brass doorbell, which bears the date Oct. 23, 1860 – and of course has seen changes since. Original front rooms have been combined/opened up into one large, wide-pine floored living area that includes a dining room (with enough shelving that it could also be a library) and a living room with exposed ceiling beams.

The skylit kitchen has its own sitting area, or breakfast nook, set into a bay window recess. Cabinetry is oak, and appliances include both a wall oven and a gas range. Laundry is in the mud room. The first-floor’s is a full bath with tub.

Upstairs, the central, full bath has a jetted tub. The largest bedrooms are front and back. The third bedroom is a little charmer, and like the back bedroom, has three built-in drawers.

The home at 41 Scribner Hill Road, Otisfield, is listed for sale by Eileen Rounds of Chalmers Realty in Bridgton, and is being shown by appointment. Taxes are just $1,659 for 2016.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Eileen at 803-2650, 838-0000, or at [email protected].

The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.

Photos c. 2016 by Michael Eric Berube, MaineVirtualHomeTours.com.

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