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1864 Mill in Maine Converted To A Rustic Home & Workshop

Looking to get away from all the insanity? Here’s something rustic and unique – and it’s for sale!

This old relic was once a working water mill…

Maine mill converted to home

This special place is tucked away in South Woodstock, Maine – a rural village that seems to have been frozen in time.

Maine mill converted to home

For a mere $98,000 you get 3,542 square feet of work/living space, 2.5 acres, water rights to Mill Pond, and acreage along a brook.

Old Maine mill converted to a rustic home

The property has several sheds and a septic system installed by prior owners.

According to the listing, this old place was not only a working watermill but also a town post office. Part of it has been turned into living quarters which were used in the past as a vacation camp. A large portion of the mill is currently used as a casket mill – creepy!

Let’s have a look in the living quarters…

Old Maine mill converted to home

House Crazy Sarah has no idea what could be in the hanging trash bags. Any guesses?

Old Maine mill converted to home

The old free-standing wood stove is a fascinating focal point in the main room.

Old Maine mill converted to home

Old Maine mill converted to home

Old Maine mill converted to home

The living quarters include a kitchen, dining area, and a couple of bedrooms as well as a tiny loft.

Look at the wide-planked floors in this bedroom:

Old Maine mill converted to home

Remember this place dates back to 1864. So much character!

But perhaps the most fascinating part of the building is what is now used as a casket mill.

Maine mill converted to home

Look at all the antique goodies that have been left behind here:

Maine mill converted to home

Maine mill converted to home

Who’s old enough to remember when minimum wage was only $1.15 an hour? Not House Crazy Sarah!

Maine mill converted to home

The listing states the contents of the mill can be included for additional 13k. Not a bad deal, but realistically, would the current owners actually go through the trouble of moving all that stuff out of there to bring it with them? Nah.

Maine mill converted to home

Maine mill converted to home

In any case, it’s a gorgeous property with a lot of unique history. It will make some vintage loving, nature loving soul very happy for a very decent price.

Maine mill converted to home

 

Sources:

The Sunday River Living listing

Realtor.com

Old House Dreams

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  1. The interior is much nicer than the exterior would lead you to believe (although I’m still not convinced the whole thing isn’t about to fall into the river). The owners might not move all that stuff out, but they’ll probably sell it separately and have the buyers take it away.

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