1871 – Augusta, ME

Added to OHD on 11/29/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   36 Comments
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18 Cushman St, Augusta, ME 04330

  • $35,100
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2187 Sq Ft
Lots of character and charm with wood floors, oak kitchen cabinets with pantry. 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. Attached barn/workshop great for storage. Newer windows. Sits on a corner lot.

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3448 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Is the price a misprint? It doesn’t seem possible.

  3. Deborah says: 1 comments

    Wow! Is this house in habitable condition at this point or are there structural issues to be addressed?

  4. Brian E. Mullin says: 11 comments

    A Good Old House with alot of Character, at a very-good price. If I was going to live in Maine, it would be a Family-Style Home with lots of built-in History and Wear-Patterns!~ 🙂

  5. Cora says: 2059 comments

    A new pick-up truck costs more than this beauty.
    I imagine her cleaned up, painted up, and warm and cozy in the winter. <3

  6. RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Great price! Oh my!

    Wonderful house!

    Lovely neighborhood!

    Unfortunate new vinyl windows!

  7. Cora says: 2059 comments

    The attached barn/carriage house is interesting to me – not sure I’ve seen that before. I suspect no one has lived here in years. The price is a mystery. I hope there aren’t any flipper-floppers lurking in northern Maine who might snatch it up and completely ruin it..the kitchen looks like they may have gotten ahold of it at one time. At least the wonderful old pantry remains.

    It would be nice to attempt to put the kitchen “back.”

    • Mike says: 12 comments

      Attached barns are very common in New England. Even in suburban Boston where farm towns were engulfed by suburbia, you’ll see 150-200yr old homes with attached barns (especially in metro west burbs like Sherborn).

    • JosephFortHill says: 435 comments

      Augusta, although it is the capitol, does not seem to be thriving. Taking a look at Trulia, there are many homes under 100k, so even at this price there might not be a risk of the disdained “flipper” coming by.

      Like many places, the more affluent prefer newer, and in the suburbs. Much of the older stock winds up as rentals. The other issue possibly affecting the price is the location close to heavy commercial (Western Ave is the big commercial strip a couple blocks away), and possibly flight paths from the airport (which granted, is not terribly active).

  8. Brittany says: 1 comments

    Yeah, but I’m sure those new vinyl windows help during the frigid Maine winters!! My husband and I are looking to move to the area. Hmmmm…..

  9. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    Is that the real price? I’m confused.

  10. HR Christian says: 3 comments

    This house had me with Butler’s Pantry.

  11. puque says: 6 comments

    My hunch is that the price is real. So many historic quality homes for sale and in need of major TLC. Not only in Maine.
    If it has good bones and a decent roof, everything else is elbow grease and home made love.

  12. MazamaGrammy says: 345 comments

    Looks like it needs considerable work but could be restored beautifully, especially at that price.

  13. GoddessOdd says: 343 comments

    I love this house… looks like there are a few rough edges, but looks liveable (unless there is no heat, or other major system failures). Is that a ceramic owl in photo 11, I think… right after the bathroom photo? I would like that, and the jug in the following photo, if the buyer doesn’t mind 🙂

  14. JimHJimH says: 5237 comments
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    Assessment of $124k and 2016 taxes of $2450, with no issues mentioned in the description. Apparently a distress sale, though most the distress may be with the owners and not the house. Quite an opportunity!

    Shown as the Rollins house on the 1879 Caldwell & Halfpenny map. Thomas M. Rollins (1843-1921), a carpenter/contractor and Justice of the Peace, was listed here in city directories until his death. He and wife Frances Yeaton raised two children here.

  15. Duane1 says: 3 comments

    Seems like a great deal, but that could depend on what the mechanicals are in these types of homes. It does have the vinyl windows but how were these houses insulated? With heating costs going up that could be a factor? What the heating plant? It doesn’t look like electric baseboards anywhere, but is it forced air oil or gas? Would love even we had similar houses like this with this kind of price in Canada but no such luck.

  16. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    This reminds me of some of the Greek Revival Single Houses that are common in my hometown. The 1871 date is too late for the Greek Revival period. Was this a simple Victorian home that was updated with Classical Revival details around the turn of the 20th century?

  17. John says: 1 comments

    It’s a beautiful Greek Revival! Still with most of it’s original character. Worth the price!!

  18. Michael Mackin says: 2835 comments

    While the house does need some work, the price and what you are getting is too hard to pass up. I wish the best for the new owners on this amazing find!

  19. Kelly Allen says: 1 comments

    I know who lived there. An elderly man, whose parents owned it. They passed and he stayed, living at the house. He died on the side of the road one day, driving to his favorite place, Owls Head Museum. His name was Lou and he was the sweetest, most gentle man I’ve ever met. Always smiling and willing to lend a hand. He’s buried in the cemetery up the hill on the way to the airport. I’m sure he’s smiling down, knowing his old house is finally going to be lived in again.

    • GoddessOdd says: 343 comments

      Thank you for sharing the story of Lou. If his favorite place was Owls Head Museum, then I guess it’s his ceramic owl in the photo. I love owls too. I hope the new owners have much joy in this home.

    • Cora says: 2059 comments

      What a great story! I know he’s probably so happy to see all of these folks who love his old home, thankful he left it so intact. 🙂
      I hope the new owners do the same…I’m not surprised it’s already under contract.

      PS I didn’t notice the owl until now. I hope it gets to stay in Lou’s house!

  20. Karen says: 127 comments

    someone is getting a real bargain. Love it!

  21. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    I live 20 minutes away from Augusta. There are a lot of houses like this there. It has been sad to see so many of them become office buildings but there are still plenty on the market for those that want to have an old house at a wonderful price. Taxes in Augusta are a bit high for the area though which makes many locals not want to buy a fixer upper like this.

  22. Irène Robidoux says: 1 comments

    Why the price is so lower? This house is so amazing! I don’t understand… These kind of houses, at least in Québec, are very expensive! Can you explain to me why these houses are so affortable?

    Thank you!

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