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House of the Day: Dreamily Remodeled Gilded-Age Carriage House Asks $3.74M

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Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestionsWe'd love to see what you've got. Location: Camden, Maine Price: $3,740,000 By now, the former-carriage-house-as-modern-mansion is a common enough trope in high-end real estate coverage, inevitably followed by a sentiment along the lines of "if this is the carriage house, think about what the main house was like!" Here's what the main estate—a Victorian built by Joseph Stearns, inventor of the duplex telegraph—looks likeIn this case, the carriage house might look better, and plus, it has a tower. The tour continues>> .site-cna .post .post-title { width: 1000px !important; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-top:6px } .site-cna .post a { font-size:35px !important} .site-cna #leadintro { width:1000px; font-size:16px } .site-cna .post .post-body .post-more {width:660px;} .site-cna .post .post-body img.bigpic {width:640px; max-width:640px !important; height:auto } .site-cna .post .post-body #leadphoto {width:640px; max-width:640px !important; height:auto } .site-cna .post .post-body .pullquote { float:right; width:250px; margin: 0 0 10px 14px !important; padding: 8px 4px; font-family:TradeGothicLTStdBoldCondensed; Helvetica, Arial; font-size:32px !important; line-height: 35px !important; border-top: 4px double #FF0000; border-bottom: 4px double #FF0000; } .post p { font-size: 17px; line-height:27px; margin-bottom:10px } .post h3 { font-family:TradeGothicLTStdBoldCondensed; Helvetica, Arial; font-weight:normal; font-size:38px; width: 640px; padding: 18px 0; } .post h4 { font-family:TradeGothicLTStdBoldCondensed; Helvetica, Arial; font-weight:normal; font-size:36px; width: 660px; padding-bottom:5px; padding-top:14px; } .site-cna .post .post-title { font-size:36px !important; width: 660px; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-top:6px; line-height:40px !important } .post-metadata {margin-top: 610px !important } #column-right { padding-top: 126px } .post .post-body object, .post .post-body img { max-width: inherit !important; } .firstcharacter { float: left; color: #FF0000; font-size: 75px; line-height: 60px; padding-top: 4px; padding-right: 8px; padding-left: 3px; Owner Sam Rowse recently spoke to Zillow Blog about what the renovation involved, aside from wiring and amenities: replaced rotting beams and trusses, installing a "'75-year roof' that he feels sure 'you could park a semi on.'" Three of the five bedrooms are upstairs, off the former hay loft, which is now a combined rec area and lounge. Downstairs, a pair of dueling stone hearths take center stageThe kitchen has two antique, enameled cast-iron stoves, and there's also a wood-fired pizza oven in the basementTotal square-footage is 5,656, about half that of the main house, but up 150 feet in that tower, you have all of Penobscot Bay and laid out before you. Click here to view the full photogallery. · Norumbega Carriage House [Sotheby's International] Camden, Maine House Of The Day → More tags...   Comments Related links (function(a,b,c,d,e,f){a[d]||(a[d]= function(){(a[d].q=a[d].q||[]).push([arguments,+new Date])}); e=b.createElement(c);f=b.getElementsByTagName(c)[0]; e.src='';e.async=true; f.parentNode.insertBefore(e,f)}(window,document,'script','yad')); yad([$]); Comments (  extant) Loading comments...

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