For Sale: 1875 Schoolhouse in Maine Converted To Home

1875 Schoolhouse in Maine converted to home for sale

In the winter woods of Maine, outside the city of Portland, you will find this adorable red schoolhouse building.

red former school house converted to home

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….

red former school house converted to home

Recently listed for $269,000, this dwelling consists of 1,008 square feet of living space along with an unfinished attic and basement.

red former school house converted to home

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.

red former school house converted to home

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.

red former school house converted to home

It would be fun to decorate this former schoolhouse with old schoolhouse artifacts! House Crazy Sarah is already decorating it in her mind.

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

The kitchen is definitely of a vintage era, and have a look at the antique cookstove:

red former school house converted to home

Even if it isn’t functional, it is charming to look at.

red former school house converted to home

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.

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

The three bedrooms aren’t large but they are flooded with light from the multi-paned windows.

red former school house converted to home

The home has one small bathroom, with a simple vintage feel:

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

Another great historic feature of this home is the old hot water heat registers…

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

There are old steps up to an unfinished attic…

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

Look at the antique trunks!

Down the worn basement stairs is a large stone cellar…

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

It’s a great bonus space that can be used as a workshop as it also has a walk-out to the yard.

red former school house converted to home

The listing says the siding of the former schoolhouse is the original clapboards.

red former school house converted to home

The little red dwelling is located on 2.15 beautiful wooded acres.

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

red former school house converted to home

For a reasonable price, you could be living the old-school dream in rural Maine!

 

Source:

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/me/cumberland/76-skillin-rd/pid_45163372/

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