1895 Queen Anne – Ellsworth, ME (George F. Barber) – $389,900

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Added to OHD on 12/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/14/18   -   16 Comments
356 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Map: Street

Price

$389,900

Beds

4

Baths

2

SqFt

3000

Acres

0.81

This home has it all... the grandeur of yesteryear with systems modernized and updated plus a 2500 square foot detached barn currently used an antiques business situated on a generous sized in town lot with a stream running down the south sideline. The 4 bedroom 2 bath main home has been expertly and lovingly restored honoring the time period and returned to its original grandeur featuring elegant woodwork, pocket doors, sitting parlor, widows watch, four fireplaces and enclosed front porch with stained glass adorning the main entry door. The third floor full attic has been stripped down and is ready to be redone(currently attic is well insulated from first two floors) . The property is located in the Urban Zone and can continue to be used as a residence with the antique business in the barn, or the new owner could decide to operate business or professional offices, a bed and breakfast, or whatever business and personal plans fit in this flexible opportunity area. Oh the possibilities!
Contact Information
Dan Sargent, Sargent Real Estate
(207) 667-2144
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16 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Ellsworth, ME (George F. Barber) – $389,900

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  1. 67drake67drake says: 172 comments
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    Racine County, WI

    If somebody here buys it- Iā€™d be happy to live in your barn. šŸ™‚

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  2. MichaelMichael says: 1216 comments

    It’s definitely going on my Christmas wish list!

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  3. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

    Beautiful home! I’m absolutely in love with the dining room!

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  4. RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Here is a street view from 2007:
    https://goo.gl/maps/ZiFCbTfats52

    So, you can appreciate the work done since.

    What I really love is that the roof railing was recreated!

    See here:
    https://goo.gl/maps/sXwC2GKQgYN2

    I don’t know if this is the original railing re-installed, or a recreation. Either way, squee!!!!!!!!

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    • Christopher DiMatteiChristopher DiMattei says: 259 comments

      Ross, I believe that that is the original balustrade, restored and reassembled on the roof, as it is a spot on match for the same, in George Barber’s pattern book illustration for that particular design. It really makes the roof, almost acting as a finial to house as a whole. Such a beauty!

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  5. AvatarHolly says: 3 comments

    Beautiful home!

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  6. JimHJimH says: 4010 comments
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    Lovely! Built for lumberman John O. Whitney (1855-1919) and owned by the family until 2004, though not well-maintained in their last years. Purchased and nicely restored by Tim and Georgia Smith, Old Whitney House Antiques there now.

    Articles on the history and restoration:
    http://ellsworthamerican.com/archive/2005/08-04-05/ea_news5_08-04-05.html

    https://archive.bangordailynews.com/2005/01/29/great-expectations-ellsworths-landmark-whitney-house-inspires-couple-to-tackle-major-renovation-project/

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/OldWhitneyHouseAntiques/photos

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  7. AvatarJeanne Smith says: 58 comments

    Just beautiful! To the person that buys this free the porch, please.

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    • SueSue says: 260 comments
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      1802 Cape
      ME

      Jeanne, you might not want to free that porch. In spring we have the black flies, then the mosquito in summer that are the size of horses. Also if the porch get’s enough sun you could sit there and enjoy it during the winter.

      • AvatarBethany otto says: 2518 comments
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        Escondido, CA

        Yes, some updates actually can be considered improvements! It’s not always a bad word!

  8. RosewaterRosewater says: 4333 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The bank barn has become a store; but it could be a rad carriage barn again; maybe resto-modded as a series of creative / work spaces. Thanks’ for the great backside shot agent!

    Another nicely richly detailed and splendidly preserved / restored, top-shelf Victorian to end the year. That stair is stunning; and the paper in those halls is the most brilliant complement to it, IMO. What a decadent look! Gorge.

    A nice shot each of boiler and attic made me smile. The late John Foreman agrees. šŸ™‚

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  9. Christopher DiMatteiChristopher DiMattei says: 259 comments

    This beautiful creation is yet another example of George Barber’s architecture and how the extent of his reach, knew no bounds. I have been to this home and visited with the Smith’s, so I can personally attest to the beauty and grandeur of this home. I am sad to see the Smith family leave this place, as they have been such great caretakers of this home. I hope the next owners are as dedicated to the preservation of this rare Barber house example.

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  10. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Chris!

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  11. AvatarJeanneL says: 22 comments

    I live about an hour away from this home and have been in the shop. They had some unique items that caught my eye. It is a great location for an antique business (or another type) because it is on the main road from Bangor and Rt. 95. Many visitors to Acadia National Park will drive by but it isn’t always that busy of a road to deter living there. Ellsworth is hopping in the Summer but quiets down in the Fall and Winter.

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  12. AvatarKarenZ says: 864 comments
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    Now, I want to build a Barber #83! This is a really beautiful home!

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  13. SueSue says: 260 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Maine is a treasure trove of old homes that have been allowed to deteriorate. It’s wonderful they saved this treasure. Ellsworth is lovely. A wonderful location.

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