FALMOUTH – Here is an opportunity – to purchase in Falmouth for well under $300,000 – unlikely to remain available for long.
This home sits on a 0.55-acre lot in a woodsy area on the west side of town. Built in 1900, and retaining some period charm, in 2002 the house was substantially expanded to its present 2,064 square feet .
In the original part of the house are a full bath with tub, and a walk-through galley kitchen with by-the-window dining space, white appliances, plenty of built-ins, and oak flooring. Through a wide, arched door is a large dining room with newer, birch flooring. The adjacent bedroom is in the midst of refinishing, and would make an excellent office.
There are three other bedrooms, after all, all in the expansion. The master is on the first floor, making single-level living an option, and has an attached sitting/dressing room with two double closets. Next door is the new family room, beautifully bright thanks to a skylight on its vaulted side, and an oversized bay window with a deep seat you could sleep on.
Note that the kitchen and entire older part of the house could be remodeled as open-concept with vaulted or cathedral ceilings (the new roof is a ridge pole).
Upstairs are two large twin bedrooms, each with exposed beams, a multi-purpose loft, and an accessory space large enough to be both a dressing room and a walk-in closet.
The full, multi-room basement has very good ceiling height; laundry; workshop areas; and a daylight room with a Jotul propane stove. The property would be ideal for a contractor, woodworker, etc. The exterior foundation is insulated, as is the new-construction cellar floor, which has drainage under it.
The lot includes a mature peony bed, and several high bush blueberry bushes, lingonberry plants, and a cherry tree on the brook side of the driveway.
The home at 130 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth, is listed at $279,000 by Marie Flaherty of The Flaherty Group in Westbrook. Taxes are $3,454 (2016-17). For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Marie at 776-9160 or at [email protected].
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