Hi. Barb here.
My husband Bill bought this cool map of Boothbay Harbor for us on eBay.
In the bottom right corner it says, “copyright 1931 Ethel B. Fowler.” In the bottom left corner it says–
As it happens, I’ve spent hours and hours staring at the Bridge House, since this is the view from our house in Boothbay Harbor.
My husband has taken photos of this view at every time of day, in every season, in every kind of weather. I’m not exaggerating when I say thousands of them. In fact, if you look at the top of this page, you’ll see the Bridge House there on the left in a photo he took.
The Bridge House has been for sale for a couple of years, asking price $775,000. It has town sewer and water and there’s parking on one side of the footbridge.
My daughter, the MFA in Creative Writing student, saw it and suggested it needed to be purchased by someone who would turn it into a writer-in-residency program. What do you think? While the front room is on the footbridge and very public (nothing more boring than watching a writer write), the real glory are the rooms out the back.
Do you think you could work there?
Looking at that?
Unfortunately, family finances don’t allow $775,000 for the purchase of a house that’s probably useable four months a year. Or for another impractical property in Boothbay Harbor.
But if you know somebody….
The real estate listing for the Bridge House is here.
A Yankee Magazine article about the Bridge House is here.
What do you think?