c. 1840 Italianate – Warren, ME

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433 Oyster River Rd, Warren, ME 04864

  • $79,500
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2600 Sq Ft
  • 1.63 Ac.
Former Wight's Inn. Large 3 BR Colonial. Formal DR w/hardwood floor. Living room, den, full bath. Kitchen w/wood cookstove (chimney needs work). Pine floors. Other room. Stairs to 3rd floor. Attached shed.
Contact Information
Claudia Orff-Reed, Orff Realty Corp.,
(207) 549-7121

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20 Comments on c. 1840 Italianate – Warren, ME

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  1. says: 175 comments

    Love that old stove in the kitchen. House has interesting architecture.
    Also, saw an old interesting antique bed.

  2. Bethany Otto says: 3473 comments

    So much potential here! Neat lino rugs. The kitchen has a great country feel.

  3. Colleen J says: 1169 comments

    I believe there’s a diamond ready to shine in this house.

  4. JRichard says: 208 comments

    The floral linoleum in that bedroom is exactly like what was in the “junk room” in the house I grew up in. We used that room for storage, as you might surmise, but I think it was originally meant for a cook/housekeeper. The house itself was a village 2 1/2 story of about the same vintage as this one, though without the Italianate details. Nice, unexpected memory.

  5. Amanda says: 21 comments

    Oh, that stove..

  6. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Aww, another elderly person’s home. And complete with shiny rugs. Love this house, it’s adorable. Hope someone that loves old houses as much as us buys it.

  7. StevenFStevenF says: 834 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    The exterior looks like something from an Edward Hopper painting.

  8. John Shiflet says: 5477 comments

    The house is unlike formal examples of the Italianate style that tended to be cube shaped or rectangular. The vertical emphasis with a peaked roof is also outside the Italianate norm. However, the multiple paired eave brackets/corbels and the full arched window in the end gable are classic Italianate details. A study of the details suggest that it either started out as a Greek Revival that later had an Italianate makeover, or, was a transitional house representing the change from Greek Revival to Italianate with details from both styles. It would have been nice to have included a newel post photo which could help in dating and determining the style. Interesting house overall and it seems reasonably priced for the features offered. However, it is in Maine which may work for some folks but not for others.

  9. Shari says: 1 comments

    This house looks almost exactly like the house I grew up in in Wisconsin!!!! I loved that house and someone will love this one too.

  10. Mavis Flubbengrubber says: 4 comments

    “1840 Italianate?????”

  11. Lottie says: 379 comments

    Beautiful exterior! Loving owners could really make this house warm and inviting on the inside. Good price!

  12. GoddessOdd says: 333 comments

    I whimpered when I saw the towel bar mounted on the mantle piece in the second to the last photo.

    • brigidbrigid says: 530 comments
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      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I felt the same way! Can anyone tell me if these boarded up fireplaces can be revived?

      • GoddessOdd says: 333 comments

        My understanding is that EVERYTHING is fixable, given enough time and money. I don’t know much about old fireplaces in general, but when I was the housekeeper for a historic residence I learned that the old fireplace was restored at tremendous cost (more than 10k) by essentially disassembling and then rebuilding the chimney from the ground up. This was a repair on a historic museum/residence, so no cost was spared, but I don’t think 10k is out of line for a chimney rebuild. I believe it’s cheaper to convert them to gas burners. I see a lot of old fireplaces fitted with cast iron stoves, that might be a less expensive option too.

  13. SueSue says: 1134 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I know this area well. I must moved my horses home from a stable in Warren. Warren is a lovey town right near the ocean. Soooo many old homes waiting for someone to shine them up. Born and bred Mainers do not really like homes like this. This will have to go to someone moving from out of state or someone with vision that doesn’t believe “old” is undesirable.

  14. JackRex says: 1 comments

    Just went through this house yesterday with my realtor. The outside could be a real eye catcher but the inside was a bit bland. The entire house needs way more work than the pictures indicate. Suprisingly the basement is dry, smells ok and has 7 plus foot headroom. Lots of knob and tube wiring. The window over the front door is hidden under those shutters, it is showy and larger than it looks.

  15. abevy says: 336 comments

    My kind of house except too close to the road and neighbors. Was interesting hearing what Jack Rex said after touring the house. It does not cost that much to have a fireplace done here. Exterior is great.


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