1780’s farmstead in Cornish Maine

image from: trulia.com

image from: trulia.com

My blogger friend and fellow house fanatic Sue over at Housekaboodle alerted me to this amazing property on the market in Cornish, Maine. (“It looks like your sort of thing“)

Heck yeah! Sue knows me well – I am a major sucker for antique Cape Cod houses!

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

This one reminds me a lot of the Old Brown Cape that I featured last Christmas – which is still for sale if you are interested.

But this particular spread is known as the Noah Weeks farmstead. It comes with an old barn and outbuildings on 10 acres of land.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The house has an attached Janco greenhouse which makes me want to throw on a gardening apron and put my hands in some dirt:

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The property also includes an organic veggie garden, but we’re more interested in the 200+ year-old house, right? Let’s have a look inside…

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

There’s just something about those low ceilings with the hand-hewn beams that gets me every time!

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Below, you can see a bit of the original wide plank floors….

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Shivers? (me – yes!)

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The kitchen has been updated, but in a way that respects the home’s heritage.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The antique Cape has a total of 3 fireplaces and a bake oven.

Also, the home features a “stunning good morning staircase” as the listing blurb declares:

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Good morning! Look at the worn treads and risers on those stairs! You can feel the history in this house.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Four-poster bed with handmade quilt and eyelet bed skirt!

(Is it just me?)

And look at the OLD barn outside…

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

I’m expecting a brawny blacksmith to walk out that door at any second.

Price?

$279,900

Not bad for all that history!

 

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[Thanks Sue!]

Sources:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/100-Joe-Berry-Rd-Cornish-ME-04020/95258376_zpid/

http://www.trulia.com/property/3121295799-100-Joe-Berry-Rd-Cornish-ME-04020#photo-1

http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2013/11/06/c-1780-cape-cod-cornish-me/

 

 

2 Responses to 1780’s farmstead in Cornish Maine

  • This is amazingly beautiful. They did a great job with modernizing yet keeping it historical. LOVE IT.

  • Sue says:

    I took a tour of the Old Brown Cape to feel the comparison; both homes are just wonderful. The wide plank flooring in this home seems to look even more worn than Old Brown Cape. So interesting to see the stairs kicked by so many from the past and love the morning sun streaming through the windows. I have some return updating to do. Thank you so much.

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