BALDWIN – This cottage-style home was built in 1942, decades before “tiny house” living became a social trend. Indeed, the house was moved farther back from the street – and also rebuilt – in 1995, when “small” had yet to be proclaimed a virtue.

Here, it is (although many people would point out that 1,120 square feet is not necessarily “small”); and size is but one of a number of advantages. The house sits very privately in a clearing in the midst of its one-acre, primarily wooded lot; there’s plenty of space to add a garage. In a normal, less dry year, you would be able to hear the brook that runs behind the house.

Offered for sale at $79,793, the Pequawket Trail property represents a great opportunity for a first-time home-buyer, or for someone seeking a very affordable “getaway”/second home in southwestern Maine’s Lakes Region, which offers recreational options in abundance.

There are two levels here; the lower was created, and a new septic system installed, when the home was moved. On the main floor, the living room and dining area run front-to-back; full-view doors overlook the back yard with fire pit, and the woods beyond. (A balcony/deck needs to be added.) On the other side of the interior, the kitchen is at the back, full bath in the center, and a little office at the front.

A ladder accesses a loft for sleeping, storage or what-have-you. Downstairs, the larger bedroom is daylight and walkout. The second bath features a cast-iron clawfoot tub. There’s a second, back bedroom; a room for laundry (appliances needed); and a separate utility room.

The home at 925 Pequawket Trail (U.S. Route 113) is listed by Amy Krikken of Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate in Windham. Annual taxes were $856 in 2015. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Amy at 317-1338 or at [email protected]

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