507 Kings Highway, Mason Township, Maine

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Energy-efficient 2800 sf home on 85 acres in Mason Township, just west of Bethel. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, radiant heat throughout, incl. 2-car garage. Heat w/wood or propane; use solar or flick a switch for Central Maine Power; backup generator included.
Green HomeHealthy HomeNatural HomeSustainable HomeEnergy Efficient HomePhotovoltaic (PV)
$455,000Asking Price (USD)
$2,294Annual Property Tax
2,800Square Feet
3 / Beds / Baths
85.0 acresLot Size
2003Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

ICF construction Icynene non-offgassing foam insulation in attic High performance Andersen windows Radiant heat throughout house and garage H.S. Tarm dual-fuel efficient boiler and water tank for radiant/domestic hot water 1700 watt Solar System on a Tracker w/battery backup Whole-house Kohler backup generator Gravity-fed well Metal roofing; snow easily slides off James Hardie cement board siding Composite, easy-care decking Venmar air exchange system Energy efficient appliances: Danby fridge, Conserve chest freezer, Premier stove, Bosch dishwasher

Property Description

THIS IS A 2800 s.f. CUSTOM BUILT HOME that was off the grid for 12 years and was connected 3 years ago. It is an easy switch between on and off grid as desired. It's located in the rural Western Maine foothills surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest - just 8 miles from Bethel, a beautiful mountain village, near Sunday River Ski Area and Gould Academy, a private school. The property is very quiet and private, with trails, mountain views, a lovely covered porch, garden and wood sheds, a small maple sugar shack, raised bed and other gardens and a guest cottage with separate privy. There is a 1/4 mile driveway to the house from a county road that is very well maintained. This house is built with 11" thick insulated concrete form construction and Icynene non-offgassing foam attic insulation, H.S. Tarm dual-fuel boiler that uses wood or propane, and either solar power or on the grid. There is Radiant floor heat throughout both house & garage, a Hearthstone soapstone wood stove in living room, and Jotul gas stove in family room, and Venmar air exchange system. The house includes a Kohler backup generator, and the well is gravity fed. The house has been heated primarily with wood from the property and uses 4-5 cords/year. It is very comfortable. Energy efficient appliances include Danby All-Refrigerator, Conserv chest freezer, Premier gas stove with Broan fan vented outside, Bosch dishwasher. The Living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom & full bath are on the first floor plus there is a craft room with a utility sink and a 5' 2" square pantry with shelving. The mudroom has 1/2 bath and 2-car garage access. The walk-out lower level family room opens up to beautiful gardens, has two more bedrooms, a hidden sleeping nook, full bath and 9 1/2 ft. by 18 ft. storage room with shelving. Ceilings on the main level are 9ft. high; lower level 8ft. high; garage almost 10ft. The house is oriented south/southeast - there's lots of light. Listed with Kathy Ford Paquette, Bean Group, www.BethelAreaRealEstate.com (scroll down for our listing), 207-357-2040. $475,000. MLS number is 1348806.

Neighborhood Description

A quiet neighborhood with ten year-round residents in a 3 mile length of road, and nine others who own land and/or homes which they visit. It is surrounded by much National Forest land, and the beautiful West Branch of the Pleasant River, with summer swimming holes and rocky falls for everyone's enjoyment. There are Appalachian Mountain Club hiking trails nearby and utter silence to hear the owls, crickets and coyotes in the distance. Star-gazing is a calming evening pastime.

Market Area

Eight miles away is the town of Bethel, often called the most beautiful mountain village. There is a small supermarket, pharmacy/drug store, post office, hardware store, lumber/building business, churches, many restaurants, cafes and inns. The ever-popular Sunday River Ski Area is 10 minutes from Bethel, offering even more dining/market/inn choices. 30-minutes south is the town of South Paris with more shopping options. Portland, voted best dining town, is 2 hours away - we go often-much to do.

School District

School Administrative District #44 in Bethel consists of an elementary, middle and high school. There is also Gould Academy, a private high school.


The community is close-knit, and includes the many part-time visitors and tourists who come for great summer fun - kayaking/canoeing/tubing/paddleboarding the Androscoggin River, camping on the lakes, hiking, great food. And winter fun - XC skiing, downhill skiing, great food - and several galleries of fine handmade wood furniture and other art, the Gem and Mineral Museum and much more.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Areano
Industry in Areano
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeno
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

Heating System
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System
Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration
Active charcoal
Whole House Vacuumno

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Photovoltaic (PV)
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Construction Information

Exterior Finish
Shingles - Other
Interior Finish
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint
Floor Material
Roof Material
Window Material
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material
Cotton Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars2
Garage Area780 sqft

Property Website

Website: www.BethelAreaRealEstate.com

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Listing ID : 20400