STANDISH – Built in 1880, this classic Greek Revival farmhouse was expanded long ago, and now covers 2,700 square feet. Over the past 20 years, the house has been steadily improved and updated, always with an eye to retaining its original character.
One perfect example of this blend of vintage farm and modern comfort is the family room (or man room, and an ell long ago) which is warmed by a Vermont Castings propane stove and features a partial cathedral ceiling and rough-hewn exposed beams. Another is the beautiful formal dining room, with its oak floor and chair rails, and lovely twin arched doors framing a brick fireplace converted to gas.
Between the doors in the adjacent living room is a cool, decorative third arch, made of river stone that surely came from the property’s 4.6 acres, or from the nearby Saco River, which this home overlooks from many vantage points. These include the screen porch off the dining room and the deck off the family room.
The dine-in kitchen is a true “country” kitchen, with white cabinets and appliances, a wood stove, a newer greenhouse bay window and an older built-in china cabinet. Next door is a big, daylight laundry room with stacked Amana washer and dryer. A large full bat with tub completes the first floor.
Upstair, the four bedrooms begin at good-sized and get larger. One bedroom, attached to the master suite, would make a fine office or sitting room. Past the suite’s full bath, a walk-in attic/closet could also be used for other purposes.
The detached garage has been expanded, too. There’s a great workshop to the left of the two bays, and a handy multipurpose room on the other side,
The home at 1050 Ossippee Trail (U.S. Route 25) is listed at $289,900 by Bill Noone of Alliance Realty in Westbrook. Taxes are $2,955 (2016).
For information on other fine homes in Southern Maine, please contact Bill at 329-9440, 892-2700, or at [email protected]
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