In the winter woods of Maine, outside the city of Portland, you will find this adorable red schoolhouse building.
Dating back to 1875, this former country school has been converted to a cozy home, and best of all – it’s for sale!
The old schoolhouse was actually moved in the early 1900’s to its current location from elsewhere in the west Cumberland area of Maine and converted at the time to a 3 bedroom home.
Have a look inside….
Recently listed for $269,000, this dwelling consists of 1,008 square feet of living space along with an unfinished attic and basement.
The sellers have done some updating over the past few years by connecting to public water, replacing the roof and many of the windows, as well as refreshing much of the paint and flooring inside.
The living room features this handsome brick hearth – perhaps not original to the schoolhouse, but definitely old and probably added around the time the building was converted to a home in the early 1900’s.
It would be fun to decorate this former schoolhouse with old schoolhouse artifacts! House Crazy Sarah is already decorating it in her mind.
The kitchen is definitely of a vintage era, and have a look at the antique cookstove:
Even if it isn’t functional, it is charming to look at.
The cabinetry looks to be from mid-century. Hopefully, the new owners will appreciate the aesthetic and not rip it completely out in favor of a more modern kitchen.
The three bedrooms aren’t large but they are flooded with light from the multi-paned windows.
The home has one small bathroom, with a simple vintage feel:
Another great historic feature of this home is the old hot water heat registers…
There are old steps up to an unfinished attic…
Look at the antique trunks!
Down the worn basement stairs is a large stone cellar…
It’s a great bonus space that can be used as a workshop as it also has a walk-out to the yard.
The listing says the siding of the former schoolhouse is the original clapboards.
The little red dwelling is located on 2.15 beautiful wooded acres.
For a reasonable price, you could be living the old-school dream in rural Maine!
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