Property Crush

Look Inside: This Maine Farmhouse Exists in a Real-Life Winter Wonderland

published Jan 7, 2020
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Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate

The details

  • Address: 563 W Washington Rd., Washington, Maine
  • Price: $369,000
  • Size: 2,716 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year built: 1850
Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate

Why we have a crush on this property

There are pretty farmhouses, and then there’s this absurdly picture-perfect abode for sale in Maine. Pulled straight from the snow-covered fields of a Norman Rockwell painting, the four-bedroom dates back to 1850—and has the antique charm to prove it.

One step through the front door puts it all on display: exposed beams, polished pine floors, and antique newel posts on the staircase channel century-old grace. Large windows let in sunlight from all angles, while two living spaces and a dining room mean there’s ample space to spread out.

Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate

It’s the kitchen, though, that steals the show. Slate countertops, knotty wood cabinets, a farmhouse sink, and a classic cookstove make it feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Beyond it, there’s a butler’s pantry with a copper sink and open shelving for dishware, making entertaining a breeze.

Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate

While living space abounds in the home, you’ll find a few quiet corners made for R&R. One of those is the first-floor library, which is lined with built-in bookshelves and has a nook for a window-facing writing desk. The second is upstairs: A roomy soaking tub beneath a skylight window.

The property’s more than 8 bucolic acres are a real-life winter wonderland, ideal for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more. There’s also plenty of space to stash your gear in the rear mudroom, where a long bench doubles as storage. Outside, several outbuildings complete the package: a newly built garden shed to come in handy as springtime approaches, an older utility shed for storing tools, and an open lean-to for stacking wood.

Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate

The home is listed for $369,000 by Martin Cates, owner of Cates Real Estate in Maine. 

Credit: Joseph Corrado for Cates Real Estate
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