The house is six miles northwest of Belfast, a coastal city with shops and other conveniences; several farmers’ markets are within a 10-minute drive. The airport in Bangor is 37 miles northeast. Rockland, Waterville and Augusta are all less than an hour away, and Boston is about 200 miles southwest.
Size: 2,344 square feet
Price per square foot: $267
Indoors: The main entrance is through a three-season porch. The original ceiling beams were exposed in the renovation, and posts were added for support. Much of the wood found throughout the house was salvaged from the site or came from other vintage sources. The fireplace mantel in the living room, for example, is an antique the owners found in North Carolina. So, too, are the French doors between the living room and an adjacent family room or den.
The other side of the living room connects to a dining room with exposed beams and narrow floorboards. A Pioneer Maid wood-burning cooking and heating stove manufactured by an Amish community sits next to a brick chimney, and the room continues into an open galley kitchen with vintage wood cabinets and a large farm sink.
The primary suite is across a hall from the den: It consists of a bedroom with open beams and a wall of built-ins; a study (or possibly a large, windowed closet) with a single, open display shelf wrapping around two walls; and a bathroom with a shower and a washer and dryer. The new half bathroom was installed next to the original entrance, off a hallway used for hanging coats and storing firewood.
Three additional bedrooms and a bathroom converted from a fourth bedroom are on the second floor. The bathroom has bead-board wall paneling, a vintage vanity, a combined tub and shower and a portable sauna. The landing beyond the staircase is roomy enough to hold a seating area and contains a large closet. (Each bedroom has a closet, as well.)
A second, summer kitchen is on the main level, in the ell of the house, near the powder room. Used for storing and processing farm produce, it has a small vintage gas stove, a refrigerator and a soapstone sink. Stairs ascend to a large, unfinished room with windows and skylights that is not counted in the square footage.