Belfast, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Grow your own food ! Charming old farmhouse with green retro-fit in progress and high quality updates. Organic garden, small productive apple orchard, grape vines, pond, fenced yard, oversized 2 car garage and workshop, room for a home office, chicken coop, convenient location to town!


Listing ID: 19204


  • Natural Home

Asking Price (USD) $379,500
Annual Property Tax $4,800
Annual Utility Cost $5,000
Home Area 2,680 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 3.9 acres
Year Built 1900

Property Description

Grow all of your own food in your backyard! This is a 3 bedroom farmhouse with a full kitchen, laundry room, pantry and attached dining room. There is a brand new ultra-efficient quadra-fire woodstove in the dining room that heats the downstairs. There is a matching woodstove in the living room that heats the upstairs. There is a full porch covering the entire front of the house to sit and relax to watch the deer crossing the field and listen to the peepers at night. The front of the house is also fenced in for privacy and safety from the road. The road is paved, but receives only minimal traffic, mostly in the morning and early evening, and is maintained by the city of Belfast. The house has been painted with Non-VOC paint that also seals out VOCs from previous paints. There is a 100% wool carpet installed in the master bedroom and another bedroom, newer cork floors in the living room, bamboo floors in 3 other rooms. The upstairs hallway, staircase, and two rooms have original maple flooring that is in great condition. The master bedroom has a newly remodeled attached bath with a cast iron claw foot tub, glass shower, and dual sinks with granite top. The master closet is enormous- this house is not short on storage! Each bedroom has a walk-in closet. The home office space downstairs has its own entry off of the porch and an attached 3/4 bathroom that also joins up with the kitchen. (This could also be an in-law suite!) There is a built in desk with filing cabinets next to the kitchen. The back deck is large enough for a table and chairs for 6-8 that overlook the pond, playground, chicken coop, fenced organic garden, and bountiful apple trees (5 total). The chicken coop can house up to 25 birds with a partitioned storage area for food and 5 nesting boxes. There is also a fire pit on the property that has a separate built-in cooking area. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel energy star appliances and the newer HE front loading washer and dryer will come with the house. The garage has built in shelves, automatic opening, side double door entry, and an oversized extension that is currently being used as a workshop. There is a pellet stove in this area to provide warmth in the winter months. There is also a woodshed along the north wall of the garage, partitioned half for wood and garbage storage and half for garden tool/tractor storage. This is a great small town homestead house with lots of potential for a green lifestyle!


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home is in the process of a green retro-fit. Why build a new home when there are so many houses that already exist? We have done as much as we can to make this house efficient- sealing the basement from air leaks, adding wood heat, changing appliances to energy star. The one last thing that you would need to do is to get blown-in insulation throughout the house. As this house is over 100 years old, it has very little insulation currently. You pick the material, and there are several companies in the area with the expertise to get the job done. We can even recommend someone for you. Once this is completed we are confident that the annual utilities would more that half themselves, and you will be nice and cozy all year long! We have only cleaned with green non-toxic cleaners and added energy efficient upgrades when possible (see above).


Neighborhood Description

Each homesite on this street has at least 2 acres. Our nearest neighbors are visible, but not very close. The road is only a mile long, but has easy walking or biking access to town. The town of Belfast is only a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride. There is a great trail system within a 5 minute walk from the door, providing miles of trails along the Little River Reservoir which create great recreation year round. There is an alpaca farm nearby, and very easy access to Routes 1 and 3 which take you up and down the coast or inland. The town provides everything you need- grocery, gas, restaurants, movies, arts, library, ymca, great schools, etc.


Market Area

House is located southwest of downtown Belfast, with easy access to Camden (20 minutes), Augusta (45 minutes), and Bangor(50 minutes). Belfast is a thriving community full of young families, artists, alternative healers, and a strong local foods movement. There is a farmers market that runs from early May through November, as well as Maine's largest and oldest food cooperative. There is a newly renovated playground at the city park located within walking distance. There is a YMCA nearby, hiking trails, and a beautiful waterfront on Penobscot Bay with world-class sailing and boating.


School District

SAD 34


Community

Belfast


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Wood Stove
Other
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Shingles - Wood
Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Cork
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 1200 sqft