Steps to Perkins Cove and Marginal Way! This home is the perfect place for large families to vacation. Offering 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, oversized kitchen/living area. This property has been completely renovated and is all new on the inside. Large yard on a quiet street for kids and adults to play, or relax, after a day at the beach. Ample parking and it's situated in the heart of Ogunquit just off Shore Road. Walk to downtown, Perkins Cove, restaurants. It doesn't get better than this!
This 1885 farmhouse sits on almost 1/2 acre only 400 yards from Little Beach and the Marginal Way Lighthouse. A five minute walk to downtown, Ogunquit Beach or Perkins Cove, this home is in the center of it all, yet is in a quiet and secluded area. The interior was totally renovated in late 2011-early 2012 to include a new kitchen with quartz countertops and appliances, new and reconditioned floors, and new bedrooms and bathrooms. We are now accepting reservations for spring and summer season 2013.
We loved Ogunquit since we first traveled to the beach in the 1980s with our three daughters.
When our daughters were young we rented the home across the street for family vacations. The quiet street, the nearby park, the closeness to the beach, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, and downtown Ogunquit make for a perfect location.
Each time we visited Ogunquit, I would pick up the real estate flyers and read through them on the beach and dream about owning a home here. Diane and I would make it a point to walk through the neighborhood and then, in August 2011, there it was, a for sale sign in front of the old farm house across the street from where we had spent so many great family vacations.
It was a beautiful old house, but it had been neglected over the years. We knew it would be a big project, but we also knew it might be our best chance to have a vacation home in a place we loved. Ultimately, we decided to climb on the roller-coaster and go for a ride.
There have been some exciting highs and scary lows. We ended up gutting the entire second floor (not in the original budget) and there were a few structural surprises that cost more than we had planned, but I think along the way we made the decisions that made the home even better -- all new wiring, ripped out the old oil heat system and installed central heat and air conditioning, moved walls for an open kitchen-living-dining concept, replaced virtually every slat-and-plaster wall with new and better drywall, all new kitchen and three all-new baths, and repainted the entire interior and exterior. Our builder started in December and finished it all by mid-June. Jerry DeHart and Coastal Construction did an awesome job.
The gut rehab of this 1885 farm house means we were able to create a master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. The new floor in the kitchen-dining-living area is 10' pine with exposed antique nailing -- it looks as old as the original floors in the rest of the house, which have been sanded and brought back to their original glory.
Unlike many of the neighboring properties, which over the years were carved up into small lots for small houses, ours sits on almost a half-acre. The back and side yards are extremely private. Because the homes across the street have their back yards facing our home, even the front yard is private.