What You Get for ... $485,000
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WHAT: A five bedroom three-and-a-half-bath Carpenter Gothic house built in 1849
HOW MUCH: $485,000
SIZE: 3,685 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $131.61
SETTING: Bath is a city of about 9,200 people along the Kennebec River, on the coast of Maine. The historic downtown area has brick storefronts and several examples of 19th-century residential architecture, like this house, on surrounding streets. There are several restaurants, cafes and specialty shops downtown; larger stores, like supermarkets, are nearer to Brunswick, about five miles west. Portland is 45 minutes south by car.
INSIDE: The house was built in 1849 by Gervase Wheeler, a British architect who built several historic houses in Maine. It retains many of its original details, including window frames and handmade cupboards and some floors. The main level has consecutive living rooms, one with a marble-surround fireplace, the other with several floor-to-ceiling windows and an original chandelier. The formal dining room has an original built-in cupboard with trefoil arches. The kitchen has mahogany cabinets and granite countertops. It also has a pantry original to the house.
Two of the bedrooms are on the second floor, including the master suite, which has a fireplace and a walk-in closet. The master bath has its own fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. The three remaining bedrooms are on the third floor. The house also has a recently renovated walkout finished basement with southern and western exposure. A barn on the property has a three-bay garage and a storage loft. It was built to replace the original coach house, which burned down in 1999.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The house is on a little under an acre, with a side yard and a gravel driveway.
TAXES: $9,262 a year
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