c. 1796 – Castine, ME

Added to OHD on 12/26/19   -   Last OHD Update: 9/1/20   -   8 Comments
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5 Perkins, Castine, ME 04421

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  • $645,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3729 Sq Ft
  • 0.64 Ac.
The "Stone Cottage" was originally built before 1796. It has served as the town jail, poor house, and a cherished summer cottage since the 1890's. The view looks at the mouth of Castine Harbor, where sailboats return to port each night from sailing on Penobscot Bay. There is a 12' cannon from the War of 1812 on the front lawn, and historic elements throughout. There are 7 bedroom and 3 baths, and in a pinch the house could sleep up to 12 people. It's rusticator living at it's best. 2 min walk to lighthouse.
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Hank De Raat, De Raat Realty
(207) 326-8448
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8 Comments on c. 1796 – Castine, ME

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  1. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2264 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Plenty of history, great view of the bay, and a cute place. Pretty lilac in bloom, too. But… looks like the taller among us might have to watch their heads!😉

  2. JonJon says: 113 comments

    Who needs ADT when you can have a cannon!

  3. My family and I spent a week with friends at a shingle-style rental home just down the street from this listing in Castine, and absolutely fell in love with the area.

  4. CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I do so love a cannon on the lawn! In fact, I looked at a house not long ago, on Tonawanda Creek, in Pendleton, NY, that had one! Why, I have NO idea, unless the previous owner thought the British were going to come up the Creek, instead of the Niagara River, in a repeat of the War of 1812 in this area. I love the view from the 3 season room! Oddly, it seems all the rooms but the kitchen, are a very good size-that might be a project.

  5. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1037 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This house is exquisite. If I lived there, I’d go out and fire the cannon every morning like Jonathan Quayle Higgins.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5271 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Very cool! Houses that have multiple layers of history with many changes always intrigue me.

    Old photo and a bit of the history:

  7. StacyStacy says: 477 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    Oh. My. Gosh. This is what dreams are made of! I say it often here but lottery I NEED YOU!! Absolutely just every good thing there is a person could say about a home & property!! If only it could replay its memories!! Love, love, love!!


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