c. 1880 Queen Anne – Gardiner, ME

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53 Chestnut St, Gardiner, ME 04345

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  • $219,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3343 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
The true beauty of this amazing Queen Anne Victorian cannot be fully captured with photos. Elegance and ornate detail are striking throughout this exquisite home! Exudes the beauty and charm of yesteryear with the modern updates and comforts of today. A labor of love has gone into making it what it is today. You'll appreciate cooking and entertaining in the fabulous custom chef's kitchen. Other updates include, electrical, new windows, bathrooms and insulation. Enjoy summer evenings relaxing with a cold beverage on the large Victorian porch or stone patio. Nicely landscaped, including edibles like grapes and rhubarb. Located just a short walk to the Gardiner Common, waterfront and other downtown amenities. Don't miss your opportunity to own this magnificent home! For more information or to schedule a showing, call Sherri Dunbar at 207-380-7931 or sherri@dunhamrealty.com
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Sherri Dunbar, Tim Dunham Realty
207-380-7931 / sherri@dunhamrealty.com
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18 Comments on c. 1880 Queen Anne – Gardiner, ME

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  1. julie A.julie A. says: 145 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    Very nice and well kept home. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  2. BethanyBethany says: 3487 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Has this lovely lady lost a tower somewhere along the way? Sure is a lot of yummy left though.

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    • MISTERMICELY says: 54 comments

      It does seem odd that the roof on that ‘tower shaped’ portion just ends like that. Even the way the roof is now looks as though it was just capped off. And the windows in that part are so plain and so not 1880.

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  3. Cindy Belanger says: 278 comments

    Beautiful woodwork in the foyer and dining room. Such a difference between the natural and painted woodwork. Very nice home.

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  4. FrankFrank says: 22 comments
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    An amazing house! It’s been tastefully updated and decorated. Couldn’t get a house this nice for that price in my country. Real estate here is over-priced.

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  5. Sande Stepien says: 2 comments

    Beautiful, if it had some land with it, it would be mine!

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  6. Bigrog says: 157 comments

    Beautiful rehab job. Gorgeous home. Love all the beautiful wood work.

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  7. MazamaGrammy says: 347 comments

    Love this home! I like the way they modernized the bathroom and kitchen.The red kitchen paint is gorgeous – never thought I’d ever like a room painted that color but it accentuates the beautiful ceiling.

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  8. terri says: 16 comments

    oh, so pretty!!!! i love it!!

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  9. Sean Lowry says: 25 comments

    Perfect! If ever a home could be perfect, beautiful, awesome floor plan, dreamy fantasy like kitchen, Beautiful trim and floors, great wall paper decoration; then this interior has to be… perfect. I would not change a thing. I would just care for it with loving hands.

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  10. wendy sparrow says: 7 comments

    I think the only thing I would change besides paint is the fiberglass tubs! I’d put in claw foot or the skirt tubs! Beautiful house I’d love to live in the rest of my life!

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  11. firstplb says: 23 comments

    You all may not know this, but this one is mine! Gorgeous!!! My heart is definitely beating faster!!!

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    • Deb says: 6 comments

      Then you must be Me! LOL I’m closing on this in 2 weeks. I too, am so in love with this house- the bathrooms both need some lovin- they do not match the age of the house- but I think I can fix that. The fourth bedroom- needs work as does the laundry room they created in the closet of the 4th bedroom. But it is stunning in person and the attic is dream. I will look for the original topper at the Historical Society when I move in. Then find a craftsman to recreate it. I will also change to 2 picture windows to something more age appropriate. There is some wood rot around them and they are clearly not the original windows.

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  12. firstplb says: 23 comments

    I definitely want that doorknob!!!!!

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  13. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1170 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    I love the trim with protruding “flowers”, never seen anything like it before! Beautiful house!

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  14. MISTERMICELY says: 54 comments

    I am crazy about he 1880’s – fashion, architecture and I own many antique dolls and toys from this particular decade. I am nuts about this one. I would strip the rest of the wood in those two main floor rooms. But I would leave that last bedroom as is. This one is a delight to me.

    Thank you Kelly. You will never know how much Old House Dreams means to me. I am a little bit of a nut about old houses and this has been my ‘fix’ for over a year now.

    Did anyone notice that cool little closet between the two bedrooms? It looks as though it was once shared and the wallpaper inside looks almost original.

    The wallpaper in the hall is great as far as the colours.

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  15. DeboraDebora says: 6 comments

    20 months since moving in and I’m still in Love with this house. The picture Windows in the front are scheduled for replacement in Sept. I’ve found a stain glass restored to save the 2 existing panels that need re caning and will have a stencil made of the upper window to recreate the one lost decades ago. There was extensive rewiring to do and the heating system upgraded with new Natural gas. Work is slow but I am being cautious and trying to return elements that are more appropriate to the age and stature of this gorgeous house. Looking for photos of what the turrets may have looked like. It was round as evident in the attic floor and they saved the curved Windows that were in it.
    I’ve changed light fixtures to ones of the period. Found 3 on eBay that matched the wall sconces and shades in dining room.

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