Need to get away from it all? Want some peace and quiet?
Then have a look at this beautiful home in Harrison Maine.
“This is the quintessential Maine home” – This authentic reproduction salt box home was designed by famous local furniture maker in 1972. As a fine cabinetry and furniture craftsman his sole drive in building this home was to reproduce the quality found in many older homes of the 1700′s, but with the amenities and convinces expected of today.
This Charming Home
expresses its rich architecual attention to detail and quality craftsmanship with beautiful exposed post and beams construction. visible throughout the 2nd floor. A well maintained home that is two stories high with 2,202 sq of living space. Encompassing three large bedrooms, a charming newly updated kitchen, with fully functional laundry room, Elegant historic formal dining room with space for a large table and large china hutch, 2 bathrooms, and a lovely 3 season screened in porch that inspires seasonal oil painting , and begs for warm family entertaining. There is also large utility woodshed just off the extended family room, to store a winters worth of fire wood that you will use while taking in the warmth of this homes exquisitely reproduced hearth and fireplace.
that beckons’ to become either a workshop, a charming office, or perhaps even an elegant home for your horse.
The house is surrounded by flowering moss covered ledges. and nestled back from the road giving you privacy and rest.
Like many homes of the 1700′s this home was build with attention to the land, its surroundings, position to the sun, and foliage. Whenever possible the builder used materials right from this very property. For instance: The elegant period front entry sports authentic hand carved steps that were cut from granite ledge on this property.
Over the years the owners have made many green energy choices for this home. A few years ago they fully insulated the house, and made many energy saving updates ensuring lower energy costs and a more comfortable living all year long. Less than 2 years ago the house received a roofing update by replacing and adding high quality thirty year architectural asphalt shingles on the main house, family room and porch. Attention was also made to proper ventilation to ensure the longest lasting roof possible. The wood shed and back side of family room have newer enameled metal roofing.
Also In 2008, all but 2 windows were replaced with Anderson energy efficient windows further adding to this homes energy savings. Along with a beautiful fireplace there are also 2 wood stoves, an energy efficient K1 Monitor heater system, and electric baseboard heat systems throughout the home.
The Bedrooms are definitely something to remember in this home.. aside from beautiful post and beamed ceilings, are classic built in bureaus under the eaves, warm wood floors and 3 large closets. One is a full walk in. The first floor consists of large family room, with hearthstone, woodstove in a custom designed raised panel fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, Very high quality Birds Eye curly maple cabinetry above and below , with handmade wooden hardware. It is truly a beautiful work of master craftsmanship.
Facing south for the morning sunshine, you will find a comfortable living room bright with light as you read a your Sunday paper or gaze out of the two beautiful thermopian energy efficient windows that flank a charming period front entry door. For the evening Sunsets there are two large modern energy efficient, six over nine windows, where colorful sunsets fill the house before night.
In the East part of the house there is a fine brick fire place with a flush ceramic tile hearth and custom hard wood paneling above the mantel. A Vermont Castings “Viligant” airtight wood stove supplies supplemental heat when needed. in this end of the home you will also find a large window are with room for a standard home desk.
Both the living room and dining room have local wide pine, pegged floors.