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Historic sea captain’s mansion, now a B&B, asks $829K in Maine

The Searsport, Maine, home was built in 1865

Exterior shot of white Italianate home with hip roof and cupola.
The historic house is currently being operated as the Homeport Inn and the Mermaid Restaurant & Pub at Homeport.
Photos via Zillow

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Location: Searsport, Maine

Price: $829,000

This well-preserved Italianate mansion was commissioned in 1865 by Captain John P. Nichols, one of Searsport’s most successful sea captions. With an ornate cupola topping a hip roof and other elegant woodwork throughout, the historic home retains much of its original charm, which is perhaps why it works so well in its current iteration as a bed-and-breakfast.

Comprising 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, multiple common areas, fireplaces, and all-purpose zones arranged over a whopping 10,254-square-foot floorplan, the white-clad residence still manages to feel homey, welcoming, and intimate. A full-service restaurant is also attached to the premises, in addition to an ample, sun-filled breakfast room.

It is sited on about an acre-and-a-half-sized lot, at 121 East Main Street, with waterfront access just a short walk away. The property is listed for $829,000.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty