Here’s a fascinating place for sale in the quaint town of Effingham, New Hampshire.
This marvelous grouping of buildings – main house, Cape cottage, and barn – is listed for $379,000.
The 1822 farmhouse is painted an attractive sky blue color. The smaller Cape (circa 1790) still retains the original wooden sink and outhouse, and is thought to be one of the oldest structures in Effingham!
Have a look inside the main house…
The home has 3 bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms in 2,549 square feet.
According to the listing, this homestead has most recently served as an organic herbal apothecary and farm, and prior to that, a tack/leather shoppe, and before that, a layover for rum-running during Prohibition!
Original features of the home include gunstock corners, hand-hewn beams, and really wide pine floors.
Every room in the house has been painted a deeply saturated color offset by white trim and white painted floors.
While unpainted wood floors are always lovely, there is something appealing and homey about painted floors as well.
The third-floor attic rooms:
Outside… have a look at the handsome old barn.
The hand-hewn 35’x70′ post & beam barn has been well maintained.
What a fantastic, well-preserved homestead!
But a warning for would-be buyers: the white poles on either side of the driveway are an indication of the amount of snow you can expect.
This is New Hampshire after all!