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MOTIVATED SELLER! Built in 1840 by a sea captain, this grand, two-story, three-bay Greek Revival wood frame house sits close to downtown in the historic district of Calais, Maine. The house features old world details never found in new construction -- the curved staircase with mahogany railing to the second floor, an original, ornate molded ceiling and a chandelier that grace the front hall entrance, and distinctly different hand-carved flowers on the door frames of each room and original interior folding wood shutters. Thomas Hill, the sea captain who built the house and one of the city's founders, gathered a variety of materials for building the house on his voyages. Supposedly the white marble for the right parlor mantle was brought by Hill from Italy. The mahogany for the staircase, from South America. The kitchen has ample room for eat-in dining, washer/dryer hookup and lots of storage space including a staircase to the second floor. The house has hardwood floors on the first floor. There are 6 fireplaces and/or spaces for wood stoves. The 4 bedrooms on the second floor have closets with built-in drawers. The full bath on the second floor has a tin ceiling and a bathtub with a half bath on the first floor. The property extends at the rear with a 2-car extended garage and an additional single bay for a compact car or a motorcycle (originally intended for a Model-T) and a covered area for wood. The St. Croix River separates Maine from New Brunswick. Calais is the gateway to the Maritimes, Canada and the start of the Sunrise and Bold Coast Maine Trails and Coastal Route 1. Legend has it that Thomas Hill intended his house to be a real showplace and spared no cost to accomplish this. A must see property. The City of Calais has a fiber-optics network which is very fast and unusual for a rural community. Only 15% of rural America offers this state-of-the-art system.

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