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Historic Jarvis Homestead – Ellsworth, ME

Ellsworth, ME   Offered for sale at $898,000

Historic jewel in the heart of Ellsworth, ‘Gateway to Acadia National Park,’ this unique property boasts upwards of 30 rooms, In-Ground, Heated Swimming Pool, and spacious Carriage House, on just under 1acre. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ‘Jarvis Homestead’ was built 200 yrs ago for Charles Jarvis and MaryAnn Black, daughter of Colonel John Black, whose own Woodlawn estate, diagonally across the street, is now a popular museum, open to the public. Both homes were designed from a blueprint of celebrated architect Asher Benjamin. Other illustrious past owners include the novelist Louise Dutton, and Hannibal Hamlin Jr., son of President Lincoln’s 1st Vice President. Located at the edge of vibrant, charming downtown Ellsworth, you are within walking distance to all the cultural amenities the city has to offer, from its historic public library, City Hall, restaurants, shops, and the beautiful Union River. This Federal home has been lovingly restored by its present owner, with the utmost respect for its original architecture, while adding modern updates. Interior features include 7-8 Bedrooms, with more easily added, Large Formal Foyer, Double Parlors separated by original Pocket Doors, Library with built-in bookcases and gas fireplace, Glassed-in Sunporch, Spacious eat-in Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, Formal Dining Room, Rear Entry with Laundry, 3rd floor Loft, raised Kitchen Garden, and seasonal In-Law apartment with full 2nd Kitchen, Bedroom, and Sitting Room. The swimming pool area features a Changing Room/Half Bathroom. A Carriage House with many updates and a 2nd ‘Service Entrance’ complete this nicely landscaped corner lot, with ample parking. The property is in the Urban Zone, ideal for a Fabulous Inn, or Bed & Breakfast. The Carriage House could be transformed into anything from additional living space, restaurant, antiques shop, artist’s co-op, or bread-making factory. Or, just live very comfortably in the home of your dreams!

Property Details

  • Potential Inn
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • 5 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner’s Quarters
  • Built in 1820
  • Last Renovated in 2015
  • Building is 7,300 SQFT
  • Lot is 0.82 Acres
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