1893 Queen Anne in Berwick, ME – $1,050,000

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Added to OHD on 6/11/20   -   Last OHD Update: 1/18/21   -   16 Comments
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2 Elm St, North Berwick, ME 03906

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  • $1,050,000
  • 8 Bed
  • 7.5 Bath
  • 6120 Sq Ft
  • 1.65 Ac.
Described as probably the finest example of Eastlake Victorian architecture in Maine, this B&B holds a special place in North Berwick's history. Conveniently located at the crossroads of Route 4 & 9, this estate-like iconic property will transport you back to another era and has been meticulously restored throughout - from the wide staircase & grand foyer with its original friezes to the many hand-painted ceilings. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and manicured grounds, the home has a surprising sense of privacy and luxury. It has many potential uses, from in-home office with living quarters to a host of commercial possibilities or continued use as a lifestyle inn; currently operating as a 5-room B&B, it has potential for significant expansion for additional income producing rooms. The property consists of two homes - the main house offering separate living quarters for innkeepers or extra income with long-term rental potential plus a carriage house offering a 2-car garage along with a 1-bedroom apartment.
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Jan Kovarik, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty
207-967-0934 / 207-641-7064
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16 Comments on 1893 Queen Anne in Berwick, ME – $1,050,000

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  1. AVoegAVoeg says: 84 comments
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    Craftsman, Prairie WI

    Wow, this is really spectacular, all the way down to that super awesome radiator!!

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2278 comments
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    CT

    WOW is that original ceiling stenciling in picture 12 & 13 being exposed! Wonder if that’s original Lyncrusta covering on the walls too. This house is so well preserved it makes me want to move to Maine and buy it (if the price wasn’t totally out of my range).

    I’d only change the kitchen. I hate open kitchens. Maybe a few more colors or alterations to some of the lighter walls. I also don’t like the stark white trim on the woodwork in the library. I’d paint it corresponding tints to match the ceiling. To me the contrast is too much with all that beautiful muted color.

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  3. WOW! to the house as a whole and especially the staircase.

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  4. julie A.julie A. says: 146 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    That’s how you take detailed and fabulous pictures of an old house. What a perfect example of a home that’s large, but very comfortable and looks like it’s loved. I could move right in!

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  5. NathanNathan says: 50 comments

    Incredible! I love that the ceiling mural is intact, I would love to uncover the while thing! Also, I cant be the only one seeing possible remnants of an older house buried in there… The staircase, and a few of the mantles look very distinctly 1860s-70s.

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  6. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    There appear to be several different stories regarding the construction of the home. According to one source, the house was built in 1871 and originally called Maplewood Manor. It was subsequently moved back on the lot in 1887 and remodeled by Dover, NH architect J. Edward Richardson.

    The NRHP listing has the house being constructed new in 1894 after Mary Hill Hobbs married her second husband, David A. Hurd.

    The B&B history reports the house was newly constructed for Mary in 1893 prior to the marriage, and the old house moved to the rear of the property for use as a servants quarters.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/The_Hurd_Residence%2C_North_Berwick%2C_ME.jpg

    https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/79000180_text

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1167 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I did notice several Italianate elements scattered in this house: newel post, backband casing/trim, marble fireplaces… But what a showpiece, both inside and outside!

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    • prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 190 comments
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      In the period photo you linked I can’t believe they let vines cover those fantastic porch columns!

      As others have said this home is amazing. Unless the staircase newel post and some of those mantles are modern salvages I can’t imagine why such a grand home would have such “old fashioned” aspects to it. Don’t get me wrong — they’re beautiful! — but as Nathan commented above, they do look out of place. I’d be inclined to trust the story with the 1871 build date…

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  7. KIMKIM says: 69 comments

    Wow. I could feel my heart rate accelerating as I scrolled through the pictures. Wow. I hope that someone can not only afford to buy it but can also afford its upkeep. Wow.

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  8. brigidbrigid says: 618 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    This house is awesome! But it’s just my husband and I so can we just rent the innskeeper house? It’s pretty awesome, too.

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  9. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 678 comments
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    Beautiful house, love the interior colours, and, wow, the photographer did a superb job!!

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  10. MichaelMichael says: 2853 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    What a stunning home. Many thanks to the owners for sharing this beautiful home and being such good caretakers of this place!

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  11. I don’t think it gets any better than this!

  12. RosewaterRosewater says: 7156 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Was just savoring this impossibly brilliant house again; this time on the Movoto viewer. If you feel so inclined, I highly suggest doing the same. Details you may have overlooked before jump right out at you.
    https://www.movoto.com/north-berwick-me/2-elm-st-north-berwick-me-03906/pid_mpclxrq4eh/for-sale/
    This house seems impossibly perfect in damn near every single way. Frickin wow.

    Jeeze. I mean, just – –
    https://pi.movoto.com/p/950/1455442_0_y2A6fY_l.jpeg

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  13. I have passed by this house many, many times, on business travel, and can tell you that the photos do not do the outside justice. It is just a fantastic, imposing beauty, almost a storybook view from the road. -I often stay at small inns on my travels, and had even planned to stay at the Angel of the Berwicks this year, but time has just not been on my side so far. And now that I have seen the inside, I know my instincts were correct! Whomever lands this beauty .. will have really outdone themselves.

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