BATH – Built c. 1870 for master shipbuilder George M. Adams, and now named for his seagoing stepson, the Capt. Samuel Percy house is a splendid Italianate/Queen Anne Victorian that was featured in the city’s Homes and Gardens tour in 2013, when it also received Sagadahoc Preservation’s “Award of Excellence.”

Indeed, the home is a marvel of preservation, one that has been lovingly, thoroughly and expertly restored (rather than renovated) over the past few years. At 5,342 square feet, it is “a big house with cozy rooms” – 16 of them.

Many rooms have names – e.g. Galley, which incorporates woodwork from the galley of a Percy ship wrecked in Portland Harbor, or the “Monkey Room” front parlor, where a large, uncaged simian was in residence during the 1970s – and all have distinct, individual character.

The kitchen is especially fine, one of its highlights a toaster niche recently re-lined with bright seaglass tile, to house a music player. Stained-glass windows are everywhere, even functioning as curtains. The partially-daylight, semi-finished basement has a big workshop, a sitting room with fireplace, a “John Wayne” bar, and a well-fortified panic room.

In the attic (great finishing potential here) you can see the elevator engine and step into the car, which used to descend to where now is a gorgeous, custom steam shower/sauna.

There are three full second-floor suites, and the home has excellent bed-and-breakfast, Airbnb potential, in a rich-in-amenities city whose location is ideal for visitors exploring the Maine coast. With  executive suites, the Percy House would attract customers from Midcoast Hospital and nearby Bath Iron Works, to name but two sources.

The home is offered by itself, or in combination with its adjacent, 2,700-square-foot carriage house, which consists of a first-floor office suite and a two-bedroom apartment upstairs.

The home at 702 Washington St., Bath, is listed for sale at $399,000 by Nancy Carleton of William Raveis Carleton Real Estate. Including the carriage house, the asking price is $565,000.

Annual taxes are $6,482, with the carriage house included.

To arrange a viewing, please contact Nancy at 443-3388 ext. 101, 751-7693, or at [email protected].


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Photos by Nicholas LaRiviere, Firefly Aerial Solutions.

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