1890 Queen Anne – Wilton, ME

Added to OHD on 1/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   22 Comments
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19 Prospect St, Wilton, ME 04294

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  • $284,900
  • 8 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 5300 Sq Ft
  • 2.9 Ac.
OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A FABULOUS HISTORIC HOME! BUILT IN 1890 FOR THE OWNER OF GH BASS WITH GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS ( Bass, a well known quality shoe manufacturer) AND KNOWN LOCALLY AS ''THE BASS HOUSE'' featuring a grand entry, opening to the living room with fireplace and drawing room, library with fireplace, and slide open the grand pocket doors to the formal dining room. Lovely woodwork and built-ins throughout the house. 7 sunfilled bedrooms, 4.5 baths and an amazing ''great room'' on the 3rd floor where yesteryear socials and dances were held. Attached 2 car garage and detached 3 car garage. Wonderful grounds offering privacy in this in-town setting. WALK TO WILSON LAKE TO KAYAK , BOAT AND SWIM. Enjoy the shops and restaurants in the center of the village. Very short drive to Wilson Lake Golf. About 5 miles to hospital, and 2 miles more to UMF. CLASSIC MAINE LIVING!
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Carol Hatch, Palmer Realty
(207) 778-4444
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22 Comments on 1890 Queen Anne – Wilton, ME

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12233 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Photos from 2015: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/05/05/1890-wilton-me/

    I was going to post more but holy moly am I ever just burnt to a crisp out of it (not literally, mentally.) I think I’m going to take the rest of this week off, get back on the horse Monday (save for tomorrow’s link post.)

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  2. Marja says: 24 comments

    I think I need to move to Maine!! Love it <3

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  3. MJGMJG says: 2404 comments
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    CT

    I love that fireplace. Always a big fan of that type of brick fireplace. The woodwork is really nice. Too bad the hall is painted.

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  4. StevenFStevenF says: 785 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    The relatively sober exterior didn’t prepare me for the detailed Colonial revival woodwork in the entry hall, of which I confess to liking the painted color. It doesn’t really fit with the rest of the house prompting me to wonder if it was the result of a later remodel. The cool arts and crafts brick fireplace is another reason I think the front hall woodwork may be a later addition. It’s pretty rare to find a fireplace like that in a colonial revival house.

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  5. Doreen says: 258 comments

    What is that other yellow structure? Is that supposed to be the detached 3-car garage? If so, it’s cleverly camouflaged as a HOUSE!

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  6. Eric says: 381 comments

    I love the entry hall woodwork with the graceful columns and the heavy greek revival mouldings. I can live with them painted since the rest of the home has so much beautiful natural woodwork. It’s funny how a photo can make a house look bigger or smaller because I really expected this home to have a lot more square footage than it does. The original owners didn’t want to wow the nosy neighbors with an extravagant facade and instead spent the money where they would enjoy it most on the classic interior details. Very nice!

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  7. CharlestonJohn says: 1089 comments

    Sitting at the top of Bass Hill, this former home of George Henry Bass overlooks the famous shoe factory that bore his name. I agree the classical interior doesn’t seem to match the 1890 build date.

    we love old pics…
    https://books.google.com/books?id=DpHAPmovb0YC&lpg=PA86&ots=-aDRVSJtbi&dq=bass%20hill%20wilton%2C%20me&pg=PA89#v=onepage&q=bass%20hill%20wilton,%20me&f=false

    from Bass Hill looking down the hill to the G.H. Bass shoe factory in 1908…
    https://www.cardcow.com/312791/bass-hill-looking-down-wilton/

    and in 2011…
    https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5865537,-70.2304638,3a,37.5y,252.86h,85.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRC1gFyOuvroZ87xDiP_LBQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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  8. Deborah W Mann says: 143 comments

    Beautiful inside. Bathrooms and kitchen??
    Not a fan of the yellow exterior; I would repaint it, but I have no idea what color! Lol

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  9. CeylaClaire says: 275 comments

    Your pictures from 2015 are so much better, Kelly! This is a grand old house and again makes me want to live in Maine!
    Sorry you are feeling depleted! Hope you can get away for a couple of days and revitalize. Best wishes!

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  10. Ernie says: 326 comments

    Haha! The 2nd pic reminded me of the film Baby Boom w/Diane Keaton. This house is much larger & located in Maine, but all of the beautiful snow & the yellow house with white trim…..

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  11. Tani says: 22 comments

    Love a sink in the bedroom, reminiscent of bowl & pitchers!

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  12. Peter J says: 35 comments

    There is another house further up the same street that was on this site! Don’t know if it has been “purged”.

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  13. I love the look from the outside and wish there were more pictures of the inside. I have 8 young children and would love to find a big old house like this for them to finish growing up in. Not alot of folks want to buy an “old” house but I am in love with these houses.

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