Camden, Maine | $995,000
A rebuilt circa-1820 Cape Cod-style house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.28-acre lot
This property was the caretaker’s cottage for the Mountain Arrow estate. In 2008, the main house of the estate was moved to the back of the property, and the rest of the land was developed into 13 lots. Several lots are now occupied by recently built historic-looking shingled houses surrounded by stone walls, and one lot contains this almost-studs-out reconstruction of an existing center-chimney building.
It is in a historic district on High Street, Camden’s main street, half a mile northeast of the center of town and about a third of a mile from a public access point at Camden Harbor. The home is also a little more than a mile from Camden Hills State Park, which has multiple trails and an ocean view from the summit, and four miles from the Camden Snow Bowl, the town’s ski area. Camden is about 80 miles northeast of Portland, Maine, and 190 miles northeast of Boston.
Size: 2,615 square feet
Price per square foot: $380
Indoors: The house has a clapboard exterior, a shake roof, plaster interior walls and wide, pine floorboards milled from lumber on the property. The center chimney includes three flues, while the kitchen’s vintage wood-burning stove is attached to a separate chimney.
The sellers did the renovation, which includes an open floor plan with a Scandinavian-inspired kitchen (they’re from Norway). The cabinetry is red birch with granite countertops and has nautical-inspired hardware with smooth surfaces designed to ensure that anyone who is thrown against them in a squall won’t be gouged. A dual-fuel Wolf range complements the wood-burning stove. The kitchen also includes an upholstered window bench with storage. A room off the kitchen was originally a pantry and laundry room; it is currently used as an office.