BALDWIN – The possibilities for this wonderful property are wide-ranging, indeed. A hunting lodge, or perhaps a second-home getaway? An organic, or solar, or horses-and-sheep and more critters farm? A year-round home to be cherished by a big family?

Whatever role is next, here is what the buyer will have to work with:

A beautifully private, 100-acre lot, tucked into the woods off U.S. Route 107 southeast of the Saddleback Hills and Douglas Mountain,  and handy to both Cornish and the west shore of Sebago Lake.

A lily pond and a brook, an open field of about eight acres, sloping woods lined by an ancient stone wall, and even a family cemetery (dating back to the 1840s, when the Parkers established the farm) are some of the highlights.

(There is a vintage barn with great potential, but needing restoration to be useable.)

Today, the property is called Leewood Farm, and in recent years, its pasture hosted a flock of several dozen sheep. Not long ago, too, the classic farmhouse was expanded, to its present size of 3,178 square feet. Its 10 rooms include four, or five if you choose, bedrooms; there are three levels of living space, and a high degree of floor-plan flexibility.

At the top of the house is a long, lovely, paneled bedroom, accessed by a spiral staircase from the elevated living room, which has a cathedral ceiling soaring about 30 feet, is part of the expansion, and features a massive exposed beam that was purchased for $100 at the Fryeburg Fair.

One means of access to the living room is via another spiral staircase, from the brick-paved family room below; its charms include a stunning view out over the fields, and soapstone Hearthstone woodstove, a heating complement to wall-hung monitors upstairs and down, and to forced hot air oil heat.

The family room opens out to a deck with bench seating, and flows into the dining room and the kitchen, which has a Jenn-Air range and wall oven, cool, tile surfaces, and cabinetry that is handsomely stenciled. Nearby are a full bath with soaking tub (there’s another upstairs); a big workroom that also houses the laundry; and a large mudroom/bonus room that can serve perfectly as the fifth bedroom.

The property at 10 Old Thorne Road, Baldwin, is listed for sale at $395,000 by Jane Frankland of The Maine Real Estate Network (Saco office) and is being shown by appointment. Annual taxes are just $3,222.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jane at 282-5000, 229-6261, or at [email protected].

 

 

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Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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