Did we mention its peaceful water views, awe-inspiring sunsets, and stone’s throw proximity to downtown Portland?
There’s no denying it: Winter (and sometimes spring and fall) in Maine is cold. But if there’s one place we wouldn’t mind cozying up in all season long, it’s this charming shingle-style cottage on the bank of the Fore River, which is currently on the market for $399,000.
Set on three-quarters of a green acre, the pint-sized paradise is surrounded by lush and mature trees, making it easy to forget that the bustle of Portland lies on just the opposite side of the river and a five-minute drive away.
Inside the cottage, originally built in 1850, an open layout and high ceilings make the home feel much bigger than its 792 square feet.
A spacious bedroom with built-in storage leads directly into the kitchen, where light wood cabinets and stainless steel countertops bring an industrial vibe.
Just off the kitchen, a compact living area features a wood-burning stove and built-in space perfect for a TV, plus uninterrupted views of the river. (Can it get any cozier?)
While the main house has just one bedroom, a separate structure—the world’s cutest boathouse—also serves as the perfect spot for hosting overnight guests.
Clad floor-to-ceiling in wood, the combo boat- and guesthouse is petite but perfectly sized—and perfectly situated to take in the breathtaking views of the waterfront sunsets. (On second thought, maybe give your guests the main bedroom and you take this one!)
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