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Old 07-05-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Default The Moody Mansion-Pittston Maine

Does anyone know anything about this place?What about the area?
http://http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1135-E-Pittston-Rd_Pittston_ME_04345_M30929-43252# (broken link)
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:55 PM
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Does anyone know anything about this place?What about the area?
http://http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1135-E-Pittston-Rd_Pittston_ME_04345_M30929-43252# (broken link)
I clicked on the link twice and got some spam site,???????
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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I clicked on the link twice and got some spam site,???????
Here's a good link. Two things that quickly come to mind. You will not find it convenient to do any renovations if it's listed in the National Historic Register. You will share any decision making with the folks who made that designation. Second thought is you would never be able to heat such a building with today's heating cost. Looks like an endless money pit to me. Many folks move to Maine and make the mistake of thinking they are getting so much value for their money only to find it takes a millionaire to maintain the property. This is one of those properties in my opinion.

1135 E Pittston Rd - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #1014802 - Realtor.com®
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Ugh.You brought up a good point.I wasn't aware that you couldn't change things.Disappointing.Thank you for your input.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Can't you get financial help from some government agency to fix up these historic register buildings? I thought that was the incentive to get the classification?
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I clicked on the link twice and got some spam site,???????
Incorrectly formed link with two 'http' entries in it, goes to 'http.com'.

16 bed, 6 bath, 6000 sq.ft. above grade...holy crap, that's one honkin' big house. Looks like oil-fired HWBB heat, that's going to cost a small fortune each year.

Probably make a nice B&B if you could get the business.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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I'm with Zymer on this one... I've only clicked on the link, and not looked at where it's located, but I'm a sucker through and through for places like this. There could very well be a workable solution to get that up and going as a B&B/restaurant/inn, depending on what is in the area and what your own background is. The more work you could do yourself, the better. Wonder how many heating zones you have? lots of questions, but I'd visit the area and take a look, crunch some numbers, get a good inspection, business plan...
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Can't you get financial help from some government agency to fix up these historic register buildings? I thought that was the incentive to get the classification?

Find Funding

http://www.preservationnation.org/re...s-funding.html

This could help financially.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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I think ill just stick with regular old homes for sale.Im honestly not looking to start a B&B and I would not want to have to get approved to make any changes to the home or what not.I just have this obsession with places like this.Any kind of old home with character,it's been a dream of mine.I thought this place was so awesome though.It would be amazing to live in such a place.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:30 PM
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The Moody Mansion, has a good ring to it, for a stephen king book, like rose-red

the moody's in pittston have long been known to be squirrely, the place is probly haunted

but it is an intriguing place
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