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Listed by Judith McGeorge of The Christopher Group,LLC
Built in 1817 this federal style house,with views to the Benjamin River and Eggemoggin Reach,has 6 bedrooms (septic design is for 4 bedrooms) and 8 working fireplaces. Built with massive posts and beams from an era when that was the hallmark of a fine house. Two handsome chimneys serve the bedroom and living room fireplaces,with a separate chimney for the furnace. This property is for someone who knows and appreciates a magnificent antique house and gardens.The seller has maintained the house to preserve the original craftsmanship and to make it a wonderful house for modern summer living. Original plaster walls and ceilings have been preserved. Wide plank floors in the dining room are original to the house. Many of the first floor windows,with original antique glass,have been rebuilt in the past two years,with storm windows added for energy efficiency. The kitchen has a professional Viking six burner propane stove,black granite counters,and brand new high capacity laundry appliances. A two-story 2000 sq ft timber frame guest house was built in 1999 as the Blue Poppy Garden shop. It has a central room with floor to ceiling French doors,a full bath,a large upstairs living room,a dormitory style bedroom with cathedral ceilings,a brick floored garage,and a heated basement workshop. This guest house has its own septic system,is fully insulated and has heat supplied by three heating units. It shares the well with the main house.The gardens,by landscape designer Julie Wang,have a central pond,small bridges,formal raised bed gardens surrounded by beautiful stone walls,and even a croquet or volleyball area surrounded by an arbor vitae hedge. A 1/2 ac lot across Reach Rd for extra parking and protection of the view.Water views to the Benjamin River and Eggemoggin Reach. A mooring is offered with the property. The town wharf is just a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk.

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