Have a look at this enchanting old commercial building that is currently up for sale on the Main Street of Vinalhaven, a beautiful island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay.
Originally built in 1886 as a Knights of Pythias Hall, this 3-story Victorian has had many uses over the decades.
Situated on a prominent spot on Main Street, the building backs to the water, adding to the romance of the place.
Such a picturesque Maine town – it could be featured in a Hallmark movie!
Let’s have a look inside this fascinating place.
The first floor is a shop space that seems frozen in time… in a good way.
The second floor is a finished residence and the third floor is unfinished space – more on that in a bit. Let’s enjoy this amazing mercantile shop first.
You could live and work here… if you have the budget for it. The list price is $595,000.
A steep price by any standard, but look at the rich history that comes with it – all in the most charming little island village.
This is what dreams are made of for us old house/history lovers.
The cabinetry is original, as are the wood floors.
The entire building measures around 4,600 square feet.
And look at those original tin ceilings!
The first floor was previously used as a cafe/bakery and is currently a retail shop.
There is a well-equipped commercial kitchen in the back.
On the main floor, there is one small bedroom:
On the second floor, there are two more larger bedrooms, plus a large living area.
Look at the charming little doors! What could they be for?
The living area includes a small stove, a newer kitchen, and a dining area.
The two bedrooms:
One has a door to the large deck overlooking “Carver’s Pond”.
A small 3 piece bath:
Carver’s Pond is actually a tidal estuary.
Let’s climb up to the third floor…
The top floor housed the original Knights of Pythias Ceremony Room. It has high ceilings with dormer windows overlooking Main Street and the harbor.
This floor is in need of some TLC, but think of the possibilities up here!
The restoration/renovation work has already been started,
If you have the means and the motivation, this would be the opportunity of a lifetime.
And the best part?
It’s right on the water!