c. 1840 – Eastport, ME – $85,000

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Added to OHD on 11/17/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/26/18   -   13 Comments
10 Shackford St, Eastport, ME 04631

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  • $85,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 3700 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
On a peaceful corner lot a block from the water, this historic old white house has water views of Passamaquoddy Bay to Campobello Island & the Roosevelt estate. Built in the 1840's by Captain Benjamin B. Shackford & passed on to the Wadsworth family who started "the nation's oldest chandlery" & hardware store in town. Later a commanding octagonal turret was built & in the 80's a separate 700 sq. ft in-law apartment was added. Occupy the fully furnished apt or use as a rental. The partially gutted frame w/new double pane windows & mostly painted exterior is ready for your own renovation at half the cost of buying a refurbished house. Be prepared to replace electrical, plumbing, insulation & interior walls to your standards. Two sunrooms, w/radiant floor pipe installed, face south over a large yard w/mature oak & maple trees & garage. Imagine yourself on the front porch in the 1950's or even the 1850's, in the company of towering red beech trees planted during the war of 1812.
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Samra Kuseybi, The Christopher Group
(877) 350-4409 / (207) 469-7006
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13 Comments on c. 1840 – Eastport, ME – $85,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10342 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Last Maine house for the day. 🙂

    • AvatarJKleeb says: 5 comments

      You can post as many as you want—Maine has so many great houses.
      Even though I don’t usually like houses with several major remodelings, today’s holds together well and would allow for a lot creativity in finishing the work that has been started without worrying about historical eras.

    • AvatarChristie says: 10 comments

      This is pretty far down east, but a wonderful area. This house, restored, would be lovely.

  2. AvatarTrish S says: 6 comments

    I look forward to the Maine houses! These are the ones we’re considering for a 2nd home

  3. Avatarceh437yahoo-com says: 17 comments

    This is waaay Down East–any further east & you are in Canada. Or the ocean. 🙂

    • AvatarMary Beth Hoffman says: 5 comments

      Not really… you can go further east and end up in Lubec, ME- which IS the easternmost point in the US- and my new hometown!

  4. GypsyGypsy says: 137 comments

    I absolutely love Maine and the houses shown here!

  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2661 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    This has potential to be a real showplace. I wish it could be me to restore it.

  6. AvatarLes Fossel says: 88 comments

    Thank you for posting so many houses from my favorite state. My comments below are mostly for you.
    Maine is fairly spread out. Some of the houses you list are in out of the way (but really neat) spots that don’t have adequate local services available to do the necessary restoration work. In my business, we try to do all our work within a one hour circle from our home base in Alna. I’m trying to deal with this larger problem in 3 ways:
    1. I provide free advice by phone and email throughout Maine (& often beyond).
    2. I’m teaching a preservation carpentry course through Kennebec Valley Community College, so we will have a new younger crop (I’m 72) of skilled craftsman around the state. I serve as their unpaid consultant so they have some backup once they start to try to earn a living.
    3. For the last 25+ years, I’ve taught a field course on old houses (going from student house to student house) through our adult ed programs and historical societies. For courses in distant parts of Maine, we concentrate the class visits into a couple of concurrent weekends. The idea is to create a group of people who can support each other – which seems to work.
    4. My newest scheme is modeled on “Slow Money Maine” – a group that works to support Maine agriculture. They do it by serving as a connection between people with interest and resources and local agricultural operations. This could be a model to feed resources into historic preservation – if the overhead costs are kept low.
    Les Fossel

    • AvatarKaren Cameron says: 27 comments

      Very cool. Love Maine.

    • AvatarChristie says: 10 comments

      My favorite state, too. My family lived there for 50 years. That one house in Friendship posted a few weeks ago was wonderful. Wiscasset, Friendship, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Georgetown….all places I’d like to retire to.

    • Avatarrosalee A sulak says: 15 comments

      Les, how wonderful! I have always wanted to own and preserve an old house in New England and you are the person I would go to if I made it happen. I’m so happy to hear there are people like you who are in the world. This house would be my dream if I were able to do it. I live in NW Montana. Not much in the way of old homes here unless you count post 1900 as old. LOL.
      I just wanted to give you a cyber high five and tell you that I am one of the folks who appreciate that there are people in the world like you and the work you do.

    • AvatarShelley Hoffman says: 13 comments

      Well done, Les. You sound like you’re firmly committed to mentoring and paying it forward – something we should all do, especially as our careers wind down. You are an asset to your community!


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