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Borderline Farm

186 Huntress Bridge Rd, Effingham


Borderline Farm is located on the eastern border of NH and Parsonfield, Maine. Cross over Huntress Bridge, which spans the Ossipee River, and you come to a cluster of attractive homes in a pretty setting, with a village feel. The property is abutted by the Green Mountain Conservation Group and other conserved land is nearby in the Wyatt’s Reserve and Audubon land.
The pretty gray cape, on 13+ acres, has a 4 year old metal roof, brand new coat of paint and 5” granite slabs that cover the concrete foundation of the addition to blend with the granite block foundation of the original 1797 house. The house was completely gutted and rebuilt to include a large addition in 1993. Designed in the Shaker style, the house has beautiful simple and clean lines.
During the renovations the old kitchen was torn off the house and a new kitchen, dining room and mud room were added in the mortise and tenon addition, built to match the construction of the original house. All the walls were redone using blue board backing and plaster; walls that were not plastered have custom bead board covering.
There are four working fireplaces, the three in the original portion of the house were refurbished with tiles and the fourth, a new fireplace constructed to look old, in the dining room, has a bee hive oven as does the fireplace in the great room. Ponderosa pine was used in making 29 shaker style doors throughout the house, as well as two dining room corner cabinets and all the kitchen cabinets. Yellow pine was used for the flooring throughout the house.  Attention to detail is evident in all phases of construction, floor boards run straight through from room to room, take a look!
The downstairs floor plan includes the plant room which is tiled and also serves as a mudroom, kitchen, dining room, great room, family room and first floor master bedroom and full bath. The kitchen has granite counter tops and ample counter space and cabinetry. Natural wood is used throughout the house and has aged beautifully. Pocket doors close off the kitchen from the dining room and the effect is a feeling of stepping back in time. A continuity of style runs throughout the house.  The second floor houses two more bedrooms and 3/4 bath. The bedrooms have bead board covering on the walls and ceiling, are painted white and have a cottage feel. The house is completely insulated, air conditioned and almost sound proof.
On the systems side, a generator panel was installed and supplies power for refrigeration, heating and water supply as well as sump pumps when needed. The septic system has three clean out boxes, and the security system has 17 sensors.  The newer two car garage has a metal roof, auto openers, and sub panel and storage area above. 
The barn with six stalls, has electricity, security system, large hay loft and water from the dug well. A conversation piece is the  charming shoeing shed that houses an Amish shoeing station. The cement flooring from the old barn is still in place and in good condition, it’s a perfect spot to park your RV or construct a new building over it. The land is lovely with about 6 open level acres, and is ready for fencing, the rest is wooded.
This lovely home is move in ready and just an hour to Portland and 2 hours to Boston, making it a perfect primary or secondary home.           

Equestrian Amenities:
  • 6-Stall barn
  • Hayloft
  • Electricity and water
  • Shoeing Barn with shoeing station
  • Cement pad for RVs
  • 6 Open level acres, abutting conserved land

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