Eastport, ME

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Added to OHD on 9/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/9/19   -   15 Comments

51 High St, Eastport, ME 04631

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  • $45,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1947 Sq Ft
  • 0.12 Ac.
In town cape with double parlor, pocket doors, original moldings and trim work, tin ceilings, hard wood floors, beautiful radiators and classic light fixtures. There is a butler's pantry with pass-through to kitchen. On 0.12 acre which is surveyed. She needs lots of work but feels like a solid house. A great project if you are looking for one. 3 bedrooms 1 full bath, lots of room and closets. Room to build a garage as well. At this price, being sold as is.
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Samra Kuseybi, The Christopher Group
(877) 350-4409
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15 Comments on Eastport, ME

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11511 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I believe this is 30+/- years earlier than the 1900 build date although it had some updates around/after that year.

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  2. First I would replicate the “storm” doors. I would take down the old doors. Then leaving them as is, hinge them and use as an indoor room screen. They deserve an inside home after all those Maine winters. Where would you start?

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    • natira121natira121 says: 491 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Very first thing: I’d take off the plastic shutters! Then new roof. Restore the storm doors. Then build more matching storm doors, storm windows, screens, and shutters. Check out the chimney, put in a wood stove (if the chimney is in the kitchen, then put in a gas/wood cookstove). Restore the radiators for heat. Electric and water repaired. Find a good plaster dude to repair all the plaster.

      Then the fun stuff! Starting with the kitchen, then living room, parlor, bathroom, and on to the bedrooms. Attic, and basement too. Everything as period as possible.

      Dreaming is why I come here! *grin*

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  3. CoraCora says: 2019 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    Oh it’s wonderful! It’s just waiting for someone to come pretty it up. Wish it were me ❤❤❤

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  4. ScottyScotty says: 1 comments
    Birmingham, AL

    Was looking to buy one in Eastport to fix up 3 and 4 years ago. Remember this one. Looked at several on High Street. Didn’t work out… Live in Alabama but fell in love with Eastport.

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    • GypsyGypsy says: 185 comments
      wrong for my taste

      Another Southerner here that loves Maine! My aunt lived about an hour from Bar Harbor. I remember it before it became such a major cruise port.

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  5. Not a Cape! Maybe 1900…pf course possibly earlier. This style of house *was* common for many years before 1900. My son just moved out of a 1904 built house in Boston that looks very much like this. Except his was not a $45,000!!

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  6. I love this house!!! I want the photographer to know he/she did an excellent job in showing exactly how the house is laid out– it’s faults and assets. First thing I would do is fix the leaks so I would do the roof and then the ceilings.

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  7. JimHJimH says: 4757 comments
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    A great project house as the realtor says!

    The home of “house joiner” Robert Henry Boyd (1832-1911), a lifelong resident of Eastport, also listed as a joiner and carpenter in various records. Boyd was married and living independently by 1860 – his neighbor was the Methodist minister in the census, and the Methodist Church still stands across the street. It’s possible Boyd built the house for his growing family at an earlier date.
    The house appears in its current form with the rear ell on the 1879 panoramic map of Eastport (in the center):
    http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/13242/Eastport+1879+Bird+s+Eye+View+24+x+40/Eastport+1879+Bird%27s+Eye+View/Maine/

    The house isn’t part of the Historic District but the whole town has an old-time feel:
    https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/82000787

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  8. Great project house!

    Pulling up all those floor tiles would not be a particularly fun job. Hopefully they are just lino and not asbestos containing, that could turn into a massive abatement bill!

    The shingles don’t look bad from the photos, maybe the leaks have been stopped. One good east coast rainstorm would let you know for sure. Fix up all the siding and invite all old house lovers over for a painting party! She sure would be pretty with a fresh paint job.

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  9. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1016 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Someone please, save this house.

  10. brigidbrigid says: 391 comments
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    1930, but remuddled in the 70s-trying to back date it now... Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I’d love to go through the books in the closet!

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