1915 – Bangor, ME

Off Market / Archived
Posted February 2015. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 2/6/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/26/19   -   16 Comments

439 Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401

  • $47,900
  • Foreclosure
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2970 Sq Ft
  • 0.18 Ac.
Cedar shake sided Victorian offers HW floors, butler's pantry, ornate woodwork throughout, window seat, finished attic level, two fireplaces, wrap around porch. Needs your TLC. Sold AS-IS.
Contact Information
David Caliendo, Bangor Real Estate
(207) 942-4626


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16 Comments on 1915 – Bangor, ME

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  1. lara janelara jane says: 564 comments

    Quiet and unassuming from the exterior but has some lovely unpainted woodwork when you step inside. I love the arched fireplace and the pantry (of course).

    Needs TLC but it seems like a bargain!

  2. RossRoss says: 2524 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Wow. Incredible original details/wood/features.

    To-die-for Butler’s pantry.

    And all for $54K?

    Zounds.

  3. Polished Hippy says: 61 comments

    That brick fireplace is stunning! Unusual paneling on the doors for that period.

  4. Tia P. says: 60 comments

    I really like the inside of this one. I was surprised by the wood work and fireplace. Very nice home for the money. Could be beautiful again for sure!

  5. Paul W says: 539 comments

    It clearly need a roof yesterday, but the interior is upscale compared to the shingle style exterior. Architectural paneling and that curved window seat, nice staircase, great fireplace , not to mention the butlers pantry.

    Get the roof done ASAP, paint the exterior shingles in period colors in the spring, move in and start working on those lovely interiors.

    Houses like this are often overlooked as the are not as flashy as the Victorians, but the have a comfortable elegance with their Edwardian interiors with a nod to craftsman.

    Great home!

  6. Les Fossel says: 4 comments

    This is a typical wonderful Bangor house. I have inspected many houses in Bangor for my real estate course, but not this one. It is likely to be extremely well built. Bangor was one of the richest cities in America in the period this house was built and they lavished their money on their houses. There is also a very good house restorer in Bangor – who only wants to work on local houses of this period. Bangor is a wonderful city, but can be a hard place to find a good job. A house like this probably has knob and tube wiring throughout. The heating system needs to be replaced – note the disassembled baseboards and water stains on the floors. If the heat froze, then it is quite likely that the plumbing also froze. Further, it is unlikely to have adequate insulation (a must in Bangor). The only way someone should buy such a property is if they have an income transferrable to Bangor and have enough money to pay for the basic improvements that need to be made to make it habitable. Until proven otherwise, think $20,000 for the wiring, $15,000 for a new heating system, $10,000 for plumbing, $7,000 for roofing, and $5,000 for insulation, plus at least $5,000 for unexpected problems. If you have $100,000 to spend, this means you should offer no more that $38,000 – including closing costs.

  7. Anne M. says: 708 comments

    What a gem! the interior is just wonderful. Hoping that those orange stickers on the sink and tub don’t signal they are being sold/removed.

  8. Zoie says: 49 comments

    Maine has a surplus of gorgeous homes!!

  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 5611 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Were they trying to take the tub with them?

  10. says: 120 comments

    I agree with all the costs that a person would have if they decided to purchase this home. Add another 30,000 to re-do the kitchen!

  11. KIMKIM says: 74 comments

    Les (and EmmaJoy), you forgot a roof! I was shocked that my husband would not join me in my musings over this spectacular home. He only saw ‘the work’, where I only saw the beauty.

  12. says: 120 comments

    You’re absolutely right, Kim! Still, if I were a weathy woman or won the lottery, I would buy it in a heartbeat and move to Maine, roll up my sleeves and have fun restoring this gem of a home. I love it! 🙂

  13. Les Fossel says: 4 comments

    Sorry about the roof. Someone else mentioned it, so I didn’t want to duplicate comments.
    Figure spending $350 per 100 square feet to replace an asphalt roof. My guess is that there are fewer than 20 squares of shingles needed, so a cost of less that $7,000.
    Les

  14. says: 120 comments

    I can’t believe I left the “L” out of the word, wealthy! I apologize.

  15. Don Carleton says: 246 comments

    The hall just ROCKS–from staircase to windowseat to great arched fireplace! I wonder about the 1915 date, though. That wonderful arched brick fireplace, which seems to hearken back to the Richardsonian Romanesque, would put the house in the 1890s at the latest, I’d think. John Shiflet, you need to weigh in on this one!

  16. Don Carleton says: 246 comments

    The hall just ROCKS–from staircase to wainscoting to window-seat! I wonder about the 1915 date, though. That great brick arched fireplace (in the parlor?), seems to hearken back to Richardsonian Romanesque forms, and would put the house’s construction date back in the 1890s at the latest, I’d think. John Shiflet, you need to weigh in on this one!

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