If this house could talk-
With Acadian historic ties to 1636, this hand hewn log homestead be lies its age with wide board and clapboard coverings. Built with ship building craftsmanship, this historic home is ready to continue as a non-profit corporation with all the amenities as a learning center. If you have a passion for hand crafts from the past with many of the necessary elements already at your fingertips, this might be the place for you.
Five bedrooms, office, living room, dining room, original sitting room, one bath with footed tub, and large rear kitchen, attached garage, large attic, two dirt cellars, and a wrap around front porch complete the picture. Lots of original windows (with storm covers) for cross ventilation yet tightly built of piece-sur-piece log construction, this homestead was built circa 1823-1860. Upgrades since then include electric, water, oil heat, pellet stove, and some preservation stabilization. Much of the interior is presented as early 1920’s.
Placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2009, the home has been open for tours to tell its story and
its importance in the development of the western part of Madawaska. It was incorporated as a non-profit to develop a learning center to teach handcrafts such as weaving, knitting, crochet, sewing, candle making, wood working, and more, using local craftsman. The families that lived here over the century were all active in these various activities as a way of life and supporting their families.
It is the desire to continue this effort for all who venture to the area, summer or winter. The homestead comes complete with antique treadle sewing machines, electric machines, fabrics, yarns, and miscellaneous equipment, tools and inventory to use in this effort. Comes fully furnished. 1470 sf living space, plus 350 sf garage, attic, and outbuilding. This property is protected by a easement for continued preservation and restoration efforts. A current preservation assessment is available for the potential owner.
While the learning center is a wonderful opportunity to continue to present this to the public, it is not absolutely necessary to do so. However, it is essential that the preservation and restoration efforts continue. The present owners are unable to financially or physically continue. Please consider this property as an investment. There is so much more to the story of this property, one must look beyond the surface.