1802 – Topsham, ME

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16 Green St, Topsham, ME 04086

  • $165,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3320 Sq Ft
  • 0.18 Ac.
Early 1800s Federal style residence retains many original features including Christian doors, glass knobs, hand molded living room ceiling and ornamental trim. The exterior boasts of flanking chimneys with Victorian gingerbread decorating the portico. Once owned by F C Whitehouse, a state Senator who owned the Bowdoin Paper Manufacturing Co, The Pejepscot Mill & the Gypsum Mill. Priced to reflect the need for substantial renovation. Rare opportunity within walking distance of the river & all things Brunswick.
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Richard Baribeau, RE/MAX Riverside
(207) 725-8505

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12 Comments on 1802 – Topsham, ME

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  1. Cody H says: 133 comments

    I love love LOVE the wooden balustrade/cresting lining the main house! That wonderful ceiling plaster is awesome too.

  2. Melody says: 534 comments

    There’s some awesome things hiding in this house!

  3. tadpaula says: 23 comments

    Is it just me, or is there several faces in the windows on the first few pictures???

  4. Laurie W. says: 1738 comments

    It has been redone in Victorian times so that it looks to me neither Federal nor Victorian, but a rather awkward combination of the 2. I love the balustrade on the roof, but don’t know if it’s original, somebody will. Don’t like the doorway with the brackets & later door.

  5. Louise says: 3 comments

    More than just faces in the windows. I love these listings and often see things.

  6. says: 36 comments

    What is a “Christian door” and how does it differ from a heathen door?

  7. DJ says: 68 comments

    I believe they call a Christian door one with 6 panels on the door, the two small ones at the top and the 2 longer panels under them make the raised section between them for a cross. The bottom 2 panels in the door represent the open Bible. I believe I heard that in Williamsburg years ago

  8. says: 36 comments

    Now I see it. Thanks so much for the enlightenment. Now I want to know more about doors.

  9. John Shiflet says: 5480 comments

    As others have noted, this is a Federal house that underwent a rather heavy handed Victorianization between 1860-1880. But given that the alterations date from well over a century ago, unless one were an absolute purist, the Victorian changes should be allowed to remain. More recent modernizations are relative few but I think the Victorian rose pink in the kitchen might not suit all tastes. Impressive and picturesque residence on a rise here but it could be made to look even better with some colors (Colonial yellow comes to mind) and gentle restoration in the interior.

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