The AUGUSTUS PERLEY HOUSE and 10+ acres in downtown Bridgton, Maine, the center and hub of southwestern Maine's Lakes Region.
Desirable South High Street location. Highland Lake neighborhood.
39 miles from Portland and Portland's International Jetport.
Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn New England Connected Farm Architecture is the classic basis for this home of approximately 4000 square feet and barn/carriage house, stable and tack room of approximately 6000 square feet.
Property has NO commercial or residential zoning RESTRICTIONS.
10 ROOMS plus 3.5 BATHROOMS and laundry area.
Second attic renovation begun for ADDITIONAL MASTER SUITE.
Two guest quarters have attached sitting rooms or second bedrooms with private entrances.
Expansive front porch.
Two PARLORS, LIBRARY, DINING ROOM.
HUGE family/FOOTBALL room/MAN CAVE (in prior years, per local fans, it held the popular Quincy House RESTAURANT).
GIGANTIC eat in KITCHEN with floor to ceiling windows, double ovens, walk in pantry and wood burning stove.
Main attic with storage on 3rd floor.
Furniture, antique coal burning stove, vintage player piano and antique boat can be included in sale.
Less than 1 minute drive/5 minute walk to Highland Lake and the Highland Lake boat launch, giving this prime location, location, location immediate access to lake recreation with freedom from escalated waterfront property taxes and restrictive lakefront zoning regulations.
The eldest son of General John Perley and grandson to Squire Enoch Perley, first settler and founder of Bridgton, Augustus was heir to one of the largest local fortunes of the mid-nineteenth century.
The 1867 Augustus Perley House was built 2 years after Abraham Lincoln's death, at the height of America's post Civil War period of growth and prosperity. The home is located on historic High Street in lovely and walk-able downtown Bridgton, the turn of the century's trading and summer vacation center of western Maine and today the cultural and tourism-based community offering a ski resort, performing arts, museums, art galleries, antiquing, 11 lakes and ponds, hiking and river kayaking, year-round holiday events, historical sites and the renowned Bridgton Academy in the foothills of New England's majestic White Mountains.
Bridgton, shortened from its original 1767 name of Bridge's Town, is a New York Times designated destination haven and the bucolic setting for local resident Stephen King's "Under the Dome" and "The Mist".
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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