Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate
About This 1868 Italianate For Sale In Machias Maine
One-of-a-kind property brimming with potential! ”Built like a tank” by a lumber baron, the 1868 Italianate Clark Perry House is the only residence in Machias, Maine, on the National Register of Historic Places. It has lived through significant historical periods – both 1868 and the 1940’s, when Clark Perry’s granddaughter Emma Means added one-of-a-kind stylish art deco renovations.
The heavy lifting has been taken care of with major updates done in 2021: the ell and barn have been structurally completely renovated, including a new 600 amp electrical service, new water and sewer lines, and much more. The exterior of the house has undergone extensive renovation with repairs; lead-paint removal; and a stunning, historically appropriate paint scheme. The only thing left for you is the cosmetic interior repairs in the main house!
The large 1.27-acre, in-town lot has been mostly cleared and has a parking lot with plenty more undeveloped space that you can utilize as you wish – commercial space, rental income, or mixed use. The original, breath-taking details include quarter-sawn cedar clapboard siding, cupola, multiple balconies, deep eaves, dentils, finials, beefy brackets, pronounced cornice returns with rare asymmetrical details, jerkinhead roofs, oculus windows, and an incredible portico with polkadots and fluted pillars, maple and pumpkin pine floors, large windows with weights and antique glass, walnut doors with mercury glass knobs, 7ft bay windows.
Restored 8-ft walnut double front doors with professionally replicated etched windows, stately foyer, impressive newel post, curved wall, rare cast iron pedestal bathtub, servant staircase, bread oven, original weathervane, and fully insulated attic with 3 seasonal bedrooms that bring the total number of bedrooms to 8. All in all, this property has the potential of 7,500 sq. ft. of usable and showstopping space. Book your tour today!
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