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Prepare to be impressed w/ the idiosyncratic approach to home-building you will find when you arrive at this contemporary home designed & built by the 1st & only owners when the Back-to-the-Land movement was in full swing in 1975 Maine. Starting from scratch in a sparsely populated area of Waldo County, a driveway was roughed in to a building site 400' from the road in the center of the 15 acre parcel to avoid road noise or dust, & assured privacy. Trees were cleared & huge post holes were dug by hand to be filled with new Southern yellow pine telephone poles 20' long that formed the foundation piers & joist connectors of the pole frame house. The roof design is appropriate for solar panels to be mounted, although it has not been done. Inside are quirky nooks and crannies & 8 skylights in the walls & ceiling. Heating options include using a combination of Rinnai on-demand boiler providing hot water baseboard heat to 4 zones, & in the LR, a Harmon pellet stove & a 1970s-era Jotul wood stove. Some rooms are unusually large & some are unusually small, but many happy memories were made here. The floor plan encourages flexibility in furnishing and use of the space. The windows are placed to maximize natural light inside; many have been updated with newer double-hung vinyl, but a couple casement windows & a unique octagon single-pane window need replacing. There is a large deck & a couple small balconies; the full bath is on the 2nd floor & 1/2 bath is in the laundry room. There is some deferred maintenance, most notably, the roof shingles on the main house, but with a little carpentry, a bit of elbow grease, and imagination, this gem will come back to its own. Over-sized two car garage built 2013 connected to house via enclosed breezeway, dormers added 2010, and there is a duplex doghouse with chain-link fencing around a 20' x 40' romping area. Rustic, rural, and rich in possibilities. Former workshop/shed needs removal; property sold in ''As Is'' condition.

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