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We’ve found a home for dreamers and creators. Those with a vision and desire to keep original bones but transform an old house into their dream home.

The canvas is a classic mid-19th century farmhouse in the historic district of picturesque Orient.

“The house still has its original wrap-around porch with front and side doors, as well as wood clapboard siding. Inside, the original stairs, railing, and Newel post are intact,” said listing agent Janet Markarian of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “The cedar shake roof was newly installed.”

But other than that, the home is ready for a buyer to make it their own.

“The buyer will have full control of all interior and exterior design in accordance with the local town building code and historic preservation commission,” Markarian added.

However, there is a proposed new layout that could be utilized which consists of an open concept first floor with two connected parlors offerings spacious common areas. Perhaps these are transformed into a dining room and a living room.

There is a kitchen to the rear of the house that flows to the large rear garden, and a full bathroom is suggested for the first floor.

Upstairs, the plans include three bedrooms and another full bathroom.  

The yard is spacious enough for a pool and there is an original accessory barn structure in the rear garden which might work well as a pool house.

“The house appears to have been built sometime around 1850,” Markarian told us. “This house along with the house to the immediate west both constituted the Methodist Church parsonage. The Methodist church still stands on the corner of Village Lane and Orchard Street.”

“It truly is a dream home,” Markarian said, and we very much agree.

It is listed for $1,225,000.

See the complete listing here