1864 Second Empire – Frankfort, ME

Added to OHD on 7/27/12   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   6 Comments
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9 Main Rd S, Frankfort, ME 04438

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  • $65,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 4305 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
Potential galore! This big beauty is seeking a preservation minded buyer to restore her to her former glory. She needs extensive interior and exterior repair and remodeling.

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6 Comments on 1864 Second Empire – Frankfort, ME

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  1. says: 472 comments

    Whew, there’s a lot of work to do here! It could be very nice, though, after a lot of time and money. I guess they don’t mind if their new drywall gets wet and rots?

  2. kenny says: 82 comments

    It appears that someone attempted an addition to this house first prior to any renovations, perhaps to create some livable space while the house was renovated. If that was the case, I think it was a mistake. The addition is not at all sympathetic to the second empire vernacular, and if mine, I would tear it down. The main house on the other hand has some beautiful detailing, especially around the windows, which has shamefully fallen in disrepair. My guess it that this was a renovation gone bad, and now the challenge is to get the money out of the house. Given this location, the cost of a proper restoration, and what one could expect to get on the other side, the $65K pricetag seems high. What a shame.

  3. RitaB says: 108 comments

    Had a few bucks for drywall but not enough for a roof? Novice renovator (my picture there)?? Airhead but loves and always wanted a lovely old house?? I look at these and mourn because I would never take it on; just not enough skills or money. Such a shame. The windows are lovely.

  4. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

    The principal room (or rooms?) have some grandeur to them, and it’s a better house inside than I might have expected — and quite handsome outside. No idea of the market in this area, but on the merits of the house alone this one could be worth the money and effort to set it right. Agreed, maybe the roof might have been a better first step than the ubiquitous tile floors (available in the colors “Oatmeal” and “Catsick”) — just another thing to undo.

    Like every old house is Maine, it seems, it’s smack on the road, or almost so, though this one maybe has a village or crossroads setting.

  5. eblake89eblake89 says: 25 comments
    1895 Queen Anne Victorian, George F. Barber
    Sioux City, IA

    My first move would be to tear out that new tile they just installed in the kitchen. This house screams all wood floors.

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  6. Jillian Myers says: 1 comments

    I literally just drove past this house the other day and could not stop staring. My husband sped up lol. I’m so surprised to have found this, Maine has so many beautiful old fixer upper houses and I never see them on these sites.

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