‘Fairytale’ cottage in sleepy Maine town sparks bidding war
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‘Fairytale’ cottage in sleepy Maine town sparks bidding war



A gorgeous stone ‘fairytale’ cottage in a sleepy Maine town has sparked a furious bidding war.

The charming two bedroom home in Veazie was on the market for just under $300,000.

The 1,150 square foot cottage dates from the early 1900s and still boasts much of its original interior.

Despite needing extensive renovation works including to the roof, windows and electrical system, the quirky property commanded 50 inquiries.

‘I didn’t realize that a pile of rocks with a roof on it would be so appealing,’ listing agent Sheldon Anderson of Realty of Maine in Bangor told Bangor Daily News.

A gorgeous stone ‘fairytale’ cottage in a sleepy Maine town has sparked a furious bidding war

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 ‘It is an iconic little place. It’s such a unicorn. You don’t see these stone houses.’ 

The home was eventually snapped up for above asking price by a South Carolina buyer who plans to renovate the property to live in full time. 

The new owner, who has not been identified, was so enraptured with the property he purchased it without ever stepping foot inside.

‘There were people who inquired locally, but they just couldn’t compete,’ Anderson said.

 ‘I hope this guy does what he says he’s going to do with it, because I would think a lot of people will be glad to see it revived.’ 

The property was built in 1928 as a two bed, two bathroom home. 

The 1,150 square foot cottage dates from the early 1900s and still boasts much of its original interior

The interiors still bare the hallmarks of its heyday including hardwood floors and impressive fireplaces.

However, the original stonework façade needs improvement, as does some rotted woodwork around the property.  

‘The interior finishes, trims and features have remained pretty much unchanged,’ Anderson said.

‘This would make a great project for any home renovation enthusiast. There is a relatively new natural gas boiler that currently heats the space. With a little TLC this would make a comfortable space for any new occupant.

‘Truly a unique opportunity for the creative handyperson. There are not a lot of these historic structures left that have the good bones that this does.’

The charming cottage is nestled on a 1.2 acre lot along a leafy street, just two miles from Bangor City Forest.