On the Market: A Historic Maine Inn
121 E Main Street, Searsport, ME
Size: 10,254 square feet
Baths: 11 full, 2 partial
Near the head of Penobscot Bay, six miles north of Belfast, the town of Searsport has always been defined by the sea, with shipping and ship building a large part of the economy. It makes sense then, that many ship captains made a home there, including Captain John P. Nichols, who commissioned this stately cupola-topped Italianate in 1865.
Currently on the historic registry, the home is now a town B&B with a full-service restaurant. There are eight bedrooms, with space for ten, and most have their own private baths. There are also two suites to accommodate owners or staff. A chef’s kitchen and well-lit dining room are included with the home, and grand period details make it a rare find.
For information contact Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com.
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