The Munroe House and Properties ca. 1899 consists of four buildings located in downtown Auburn in the County of Androscoggin. “The Munroe House is the best restored historic Queen Anne building in downtown Auburn, by far the best-preserved picturesque architecture of its time in Central Maine,” says Maine Historic Trust. The Munroe House is on the National Register of Historic buildings and is a part of reach history on Maine.
This rare property of 4 buildings sits in the heart of historic Auburn downtown. The main building consists of eight bedrooms, five and a two half baths and since 1990 it is being run as B&B. The Munroe House properties that sit on two lots undividable lots of city land, consists also of three apartments rental building, a garage building with two-bedroom loft on the top floor for the Innkeeper’s family, and a two-stories barn that is being used as the carpenter’s workshop and a storage facility on the top floor.
Wide verandas, artist painted ceilings porch, sunroom and back garden patio epitomize the era of these properties. The Munroe House was constructed in 1899 for Horace and Maria Munroe, a prominent family of three generations in the civic, business, and political life of Central Maine.
Rich historic details remain as built by preservation-minded current owners who have tastefully brought the property into the 21st century. Elements such as the solid oak flooring, elaborate ceiling plasterwork and tall and brilliantly colored stained-glass windows speak to the exuberance of the Victorian period. The amazing construction walls are made of wood with restored original slate and copper roofs. All interior walls are plaster over wood.
This fine property includes exemplary original details & exceptional architecture including oak windowsills, windowpanes. Intricate details of floor parquet and wood curved staircases. Elaborate plasterwork and moldings. High ceilings and long windows. Columns and Balcony and Fireplaces. Original interior built-in cabinets and beaded paneling, original restored wood floors, three fireplaces with marble surrounds, beautiful chef’s kitchen. Rooms are sun-filled and inviting.
Rose lined garden, setting of mature trees, flowers and veggie garden, patios and porches and Inn guests’ parking lot. The Munroe Inn is a high light of the neighborhood. Lovely grounds and mature trees around the properties. Garage and workshop to accommodate the needs of the business.
The Munroe Inn’s main house has been run as a bed and breakfast since 1990-ies and is a residence for the owners. As a Bed & Breakfast is has been a successful enterprise, an important player on the local scene of travel industry of Maine. The current owner is now retiring; hence, the Munroe House and its properties are now offered for sale. The photographs depict how The Munroe Inn looks as Bed & Breakfast.
Updated on August 15, 2022 at 4:38 pm