1910 Classical Revival – Phillips, ME

Added to OHD on 7/14/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   29 Comments
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29 Sawyer St, Phillips, ME 04966

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  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4228 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
The quality craftsmanship of that era has been preserved well in this beautiful home. Each room boast handsome woodwork. The floors are most all wood. High ceilings, grand Bannister. So remarkable they even hosted a wedding here. The porches flow nicely across the front of the house and enhance the graceful entrance to the entry way that greets you with the grand staircase. The location is ideal for the those that love an outdoor adventure or like to stay close and enjoy a village setting.
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Janet Peruffo, CSM REAL ESTATE
(207) 265-4000
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29 Comments on 1910 Classical Revival – Phillips, ME

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  1. Heidi says: 149 comments

    This reminds me so much of my grandma’s house. The pictures make me feel like the people who live in it have been there a life-time. It’s truly a beautifully home and very well loved—-I, however, cannot imagine living in Maine.

  2. Carole says: 28 comments

    What a beauty. Like stepping back in time.

  3. Brenda M says: 53 comments

    Western Maine is beautiful , but of course all of Maine is beautiful. Happy and blessed to call it home.

    • Melody Koontz says: 46 comments

      Love Maine! Our kids moved to Rockland last spring. We visited in late September. Just gorgeous. Those CA kids made it through the winter and still in love with Maine. Love this house.

  4. Anne H Barlow says: 1 comments

    Want this house,

  5. Melissa says: 230 comments

    I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live than Maine, but that’s way up there!

  6. Vera VanBlaricom says: 2 comments

    I love love love this house. Beautiful inside and out. The only thing is I don’t like cold weather.

  7. missb says: 28 comments

    Wow. Where are these people going and why are they leaving this beautiful house? I hear great things about Maine and this is very tempting.

  8. Dumbsheep says: 18 comments

    Maine is indeed “the way life should be.” We summer in southern Maine every year. Western Maine gets rural and isolated but still very beautiful. This house is great….yet, too much wallpaper for my taste. Love the butler’s pantry.

  9. says: 34 comments

    I LOVE this house. It says New England. The built ins blew me away. I need to win the lottery so I can live in both Florida AND Maine.

  10. Susan says: 80 comments

    Another beauty! Wonder how cold that bathtub gets in a Maine winter?

  11. Jeanne L says: 35 comments

    I would love that Butler’s pantry. So nice to see such a well cared for home. I live in Maine, too. For 6 months I hibernate and grumble but I don’t think there is anywhere with a better Spring or Summer, especially on the coast where I live. It doesn’t get much higher than 80 degrees.

  12. Colleen J says: 1061 comments

    I want that pantry!!!!! My girlfriend lives in Maine and she loves it, and heck I’m Canadian, I can take the cold winters, I LOVE THIS HOUSE!

  13. Sean says: 37 comments

    I am surprised nobody caught that it is described as a “Classic Revival” style. This is about as true Craftsman Bungalow as they come….hmmmmm

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      No, it’s not Craftsman. This is a hipped roof, one story Classical Revival. From “A Field Guide Book…” describes it perfectly, “One-story Neoclassical cottages, a common subtype, usually have hipped roofs with prominent central dormers. The colonnaded porch may be either full or partial width and may be included under the main roof or have a separate flat or shed roof.” Not a Craftsman at all.

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

      It’s a bungalow, but not a Craftsman Style bungalow. You see bungalow isn’t a style, it’s a house form, which actually originated India a long time ago. Style, as an architectural term means the entire collection of elements that are applied to a house form that date it to a specific period of time. Certain styles are associated with specific house forms and are also always specific to the period when they were first popularized. The time period is important because the materials and methods used in construction change over time, and these materials and methods are part of what defines a style. There were a whole bunch of Craftsman style bungalows built during the first part of the 20th century, to the point that when a lot of people any bungalow, they think “Craftsman.” Of course the bungalow form had previously been used for single story Greek Revival and Folk Victorian houses for decades.

      The Classical Revival style that Kelly used to describe this house was very popular from the late 19th century until around the Great Depression. It was applied to several different house forms including grand seven bay mansions and simple single story bungalows. The paired doric columns across the porch and the columns forming a small arcade in front of the ell are classical elements, as are the wide frieze boards wrapping the house that recall a formal entablature. Additional classical features are found in the exterior and interior door and window trim and those beautiful wooden interior columns. All of these elements define the style and would be quite different in a Craftsman Style House.

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Thank you CharlestonJohn for that explanation.

      • SandyB says: 796 comments

        Thank-you, John….. I so totally agree. My mantra has always been: encouraging historic preservation starts with education. That’s what I absolutely love and appreciate about this site. It is a fun (and sometimes engagingly funny) forum for all levels of old house lovers to respond.

  14. Momof9 says: 89 comments

    Fabulous, and again another beautiful home with great wall paper!

  15. Sharon says: 334 comments

    My heart stopped at the image of the butler’s pantry. I nearly had to call for resuscitation.

  16. Lissie says: 238 comments

    OMG! Love the bead board in the kitchen and the cabinets with a latch can’t get any better than that.

  17. Marilyn Barrish says: 15 comments

    Love love love. Cannot imagine the heating bills. This is my dream house.

  18. Peg says: 60 comments

    This house is amazing! The butler’s pantry and front door have me drooling!

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11869 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2017, not sold yet, recently reduced so moved it to the front page for another look. Comments above may be older.

  20. MichaelMichael says: 2665 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Thank you Kelly for re-posting this. I don’t know how this escaped my attention the first time. What great architecture and Curb appeal! It continues on the inside, carrying the same columns we see on the porch. I love the butler’s pantry with it’s original cabinets and hardware. The plate rail in the dining room, the glass doorknobs, the push button light switches……..to many beautiful things to list on this house!

  21. BethanyBethany says: 3430 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This house is charming and I find the kitchen particularly attractive.

  22. curpocurpo says: 21 comments

    What a charming home. How can this only be $149K? How I wish I was at a different time in my life – this would be mine.

  23. C.LouiseC.Louise says: 74 comments
    1925 Craftsman
    Red Lodge, MT

    Wow, so much room but oh so cozy. Love it.

  24. tws129tws129 says: 17 comments
    Lakewood, CO

    I really like this home and I like the price even better. All the woodwork is beautiful and what a cool butler’s pantry.


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