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1890 Restored farmhouse in small community on 186 acres
Last Post 02 Sep 2013 12:14 PM by arianethompson. 0 Replies.
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02 Sep 2013 12:14 PM  
We have a beautiful 1890 farmhouse for sale in Searsmont Maine (right at the Montville town line), 12 miles inland from the coastal town of Belfast. Located at the dead end of a town maintained dirt road, this property is part of a small neighborhood community that holds in common 186 acres, including a valley of gardens and fields, a pristine creek and wetlands zone, and a mature forest. The house, restored functionally by artists, has a 2kw grid tied solar pv system, on demand hot water, central wood fired furnace, 2 chimneys and 3 woodstoves, an unfinished basement good for root cellaring with a field stone foundation and insulated sills. The kitchen has a beautiful antique slate sink, a commercial range, and has in recent past been certified as a commercial kitchen. The house is surrounded by vegetable gardens, perennial flower and herb gardens, a monumental cherry tree, and a wood fired Quebec style bake oven. All efforts were made to restore the house with eco-friendly materials and no voc finishes. The sale of this house includes a 350 sq. ft cottage, insulated, with propane heat, and electrically tied to the house. The cottage is located out of sight from the house in the woods off the road.

A word on the community/ The property for sale conveys the immediate 2 acres on which the house and cottage sit, and the aforementioned 186 acres of 'common land'. Buying into this community assures the use of common property on common land, which includes no-till organic gardens, a large berry patch and growing orchard, greenhouse, sauna, outdoor processing kitchen, off grid solar systems including a solar irrigation system fed from the creek, and tools including grain mills and a cider press. The community is respectful and quiet, mainly interested in keeping relations friendly while best stewarding the land. There are currently three other households here, only one of which are full time residents. This property has in years past housed a summer camp and later became an outpost college campus. Today it sits quietly, awaiting some forward thinking folks with a strong dedication to serve the land and the greater county community.

We are asking $225,000. We treasure this land and community and are dedicated to finding the right people. Come check it out! It's an unbelievable spot... Give me a call at 312.343.6785 or email at ariane.s.thompson@gmail.com... The Common Ground Fair is right up the road, a perfect time to drop by.
With best!

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