1897 Second Empire – Madison, ME

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Added to OHD on 9/20/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/1/20   -   14 Comments
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150-154 Lower Mills Rd, Madison, ME 04950

  • $30,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
Two houses. Live in the smaller 3 bedroom home while renovating the historic 1800 Mansard 5 bedroom,2 bath with a 3 story barn. Bring this special home back to its original charm with all its external period features. Ready for your full renovation.The Mansard had a freeze up 2/2017. Stripped to studs and professionally re-mediated for mold. Report available.Small blue house has forced hot air furnace and new oil tank, separate well w/new well pump.Separate utilities, shared septic w/big house
Contact Information
Allison Pilitsis, The Maine Real Estate Company
(207) 721-1000

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14 Comments on 1897 Second Empire – Madison, ME

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  1. JOE says: 757 comments

    Could be a great home, but it is hard to believe that with all of those buildings there are only three tenths of an acre of land. Do you think that is accurate?

    • Allison says: 3 comments

      No there is really .80 of a acre per the town records for both properties. The three tenths was what the town had recorded for only the yellow building lot. The other building is on 1/2 an acre.

  2. JimHJimH says: 5258 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Josiah S. Hayden (1841-1915) was a house painter and carpenter, who lived here with wife Philena, their children Nellie and Clarence, and Josiah’s father Enoch. In later years, Clarence and his wife Cassie lived here with their daughter Mary until Clarence took a job at the mill in Skowhegan and the family moved there.
    I imagine that Josiah built the house around 1870, added to it over the years, and kept it nicely painted. The 1897 sign dates the addition – the main house was there years before. Old Mary Chadborne and her daughter Ann Cushing, both widows, lived in the small house to the left, with mill owner David Hobart’s house beyond. They’re still there just as they were on the map in 1883.

    • Stephanie says: 1 comments

      Hi Jim,
      I was looking at this house, as I grew up in this town, but now live out of state and am thinking of moving back. Josiah S Hayden was my first cousin 5x removed with his father Enoch being my 5th great uncle. Thanks for giving some more information on this house. When I saw the sign, I immediately looked through my family tree to see whose house it belonged to. Are you related? 🙂 Stephanie

      • JimHJimH says: 5258 comments
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        Hi Stephanie. I hadn’t looked before but I’m distantly related through a Phebe Hayden who married Seth Howard at Stoughton MA in 1760. The common ancestor is the immigrant John Hayden & Susannah Pullen.
        I just enjoy looking up the owners of old houses and finding the stories. The name and date sign made it a challenge to prove that the house was there years before 1897. It would be neat if you could buy it and bring it back into the family.

    • Mike says: 44 comments

      I suspect the 1897 dates the business, not the building.

  3. Justin says: 17 comments

    I just moved to Madison from Sparta, Ga to escape the heat. This is a very nice, quaint community. This house is in a good location and a great price.

  4. ACP says: 3 comments

    The yellow building in on 1/3 or an acres per the town records (which are not always accurate) and the blue building is on 1/2 acre so that would be a total of .8 of a acre.

  5. East Madison Raised says: 1 comments

    Since at least the early 1970’s (probably longer), this house was owned by Arthur Scott, formerly of Skowhegan. He lived there with his wife, Donna (Knight) and their (now grown) children, Darla and the late Shane. It’s a rural nice road with a lake at the end.

  6. Allison Pilitsis says: 3 comments

    This house had a freeze up this past winter 2017 while it was vacant. Fortunately or unfortunatley this house had to be gutted to make sure there was no mold so if someone wanted to restore it, they have a clean slate to do as they wish with the interior. It’s been cleaned out and gutted to the studs with a thorough report of total mold mitigation. It’s as clean as a whistle. Presently trying to figure out how to remove the photos to put the new ones on of just the studded home. Price reduced for both buildings which include 2 wells and a septic system and almost an acre (.80) for the 2 houses to $30,000. The smaller building has a tenant in there now who will vacate at end of August 2017 so it is livable BUT needs work. Live and renovate as you go. $30,000 Contact me 207 314-6654. Most probably This will not qualify for most loans and no owner financing. Being sold “as is” for $30K. Don’t come and offer less. You can’t beat this price. Imagine it being listed for $40K and then come in and offer $30K and this could be yours. The 3 story barn alone is worth the $30K never mind the land.

    • rkeyesrkeyes says: 17 comments

      I am confused by the photos and description. Some of the photos show a non-gutted, non-moldy building, while others and the description mention the gutting. To what extent was the building damaged?

  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12131 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
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    Posted Jan. 2017 but had a massive price reduce to $30,000 so moved it to the front page.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12131 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
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    Adding, the home has been gutted per the agent so updated photos (I’m a little confused what parts of the home have been gutted..?): https://www.redfin.com/ME/Madison/154-Lower-Mills-Rd-04950/home/100371260

  9. fgtdfrguiufv says: 69 comments

    I don’t know how much a restoration would cost, but I hope someone fixes it up because it has some great architectural features. You don’t see too many of these early Second Empires with concave roofs and these deep overhangs with large fancy brackets. The old porch posts and rounded dormers and original staircase add a lot too.

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