FREEPORT – Built 200 years ago, this splendid expanded Cape just outside the village center was thoroughly rehabbed in the 1970s, with all care taken to preserve its original character.

At the same time, the 24-foot-by-30-foot, post-and-beam barn was joined to the house, after being disassembled and moved several miles from neighboring Pownal, where it had long been the town schoolhouse.

Joined by a beautifully paneled, vaulted-ceiling “mud” room, home and barn sit prettily on a long, sunny, 1-acre lot whose nicely landscaped charms are greening and blooming by the day, and which offers abundant potential for additional gardens.

The ell has been transformed into a lovely, open, eat-in kitchen, with lots of handsome woodwork: newer, oak flooring, and red oak cabinetry, and even paneling. Counters are Corian, appliances predominantly black, as is the slate hearth from which a soapstone woodstove supplies heat with whole-house efficiency. There’s also a big laundry room off the kitchen, and off the hall, an updated full bath with pedestal sink and cast-iron clawfoot soaking tub.

Floor-plan flexibility is a rare advantage in vintage homes, but it is present here. The original dining room, at the front of the house, also serves perfectly as a first-floor master bedroom. The living room (it too has a woodstove, on a brick hearth) beneath a double-doorway arch divides naturally into two sections, with the area to the rear forming an ideal desk space.

Alternatively, the L-shaped nursery (its role just now) with walk-in closet can become a fine office/study. As a bonus, there’s a solarium, which is marvelous as a retreat, or for year-round horticulture.

A gracefully curving staircase – note the crescent wall shelf, halfway up – rises to the upper story. The second and (potential) third bedrooms are on the west side. In the center is an updated full bath, with casement skylight and an oversized shower enclosre with seat, that also opens Jack-and-Jill style to the largest bedroom. Some buyers may envision creating a master suite here.

The basement, thanks to an outcropping of ledge, is basically utility-functional; but the two-section barn provides plenty of storage, including a wide-stairs, walk-up second level. And the oversized, one-vehicle-garage side has built-in shelving, and a woodstove hookup ready to warm the daylight workshop.

The home at 3 True St., Freeport, is listed for sale by Dave Sawyer of RE/MAX Heritage in Yarmouth.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Dave at 846-4300 ext. 108 or at [email protected].



Price: $335,000
Built: 1815
Rooms/bedrooms: 8/3
Baths: Two full
Square footage: 1,891
Lot size: One acre
Garage: One-vehicle, direct entry
Taxes: $3,493

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Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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