1096 Solon Road $265,000

1096 Solon Road Solon, ME 04979

Year Built: 1988
Square Footage: 1440 sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): 21.00
Rooms: 7; Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2
This unique Federal-style, hip-roof house, built in 1988 with a separate studio/workshop built in 1991, sits on 21 wooded acres. Inside you'll find a gorgeous stone fireplace in the living room and a wood stove in the kitchen for chilly winter days. A dining room, office, and bathroom complete the first floor featuring radiant heat. The second floor offers beautiful yellow pine floors, three bedrooms and a bath, with an additional finished room on the third floor with spacious eave storage. Head out from the house, past the flower beds, organic vegetable garden, fruit trees and outdoor stone pizza bake oven to the 2,080 square foot studio/workshop featuring two Rinnai propane heaters and three wood stoves, one of which heats a wood-fired sauna. This building offers a variety of uses: art studio, carpentry/woodworking shop, garage or a small business. The second floor provides more work & studio space. Property also includes woodshed and chicken coop.

Town: Solon
Zoning: Rural
Taxes: $1,616
Tax Year: 2018
MLS ID: 1428397
Rooms: 7
½ Baths: 0
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Basement: None
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Wood Siding
Floors: Wood
Heating Fuel: Wood
Style: Federal
Water: Private
Water Heat: Gas
Barbara Russo
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty
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I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, so moving to Maine in 1991 (with stops in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Illinois) was an amazing and wonderful change. When I was much younger, walking the neighborhoods close to my home, I always wondered at the cookie-cutter sameness of most of the homes. Where were the two story houses? Where was the interesting architecture? I remembered fondly my grandparents’ home in Illinois, an old farmhouse with two floors, wonderful round windows and beautiful woodwork. I wanted that house or something very much like that. My dream finally came true when in 1999, my husband and I bought a lovely New Englander in Camden Village. Before moving to Camden, we spent a few years in Waterville where we both worked at Colby College. Yearning to be near the coast, we moved here when our two daughters went away to school.

I have always loved to look at houses, so the decision to become a realtor in 2002 was an easy one. The change from working as an administrative assistant at Colby, and other businesses and institutions, to real estate provided more independence and a challenge that I was eager to meet. Buying and selling homes can be a daunting process, and I work hard to make the transactions as easy as possible for my buyers and sellers. 

In 2007 I had the honor of being chosen REALTOR of the Year by the Coastal Mountain Council of REALTORS. Currently, I serve on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and as Board President of The Community School, a 36 year-old, alternative high school for at-risk youth, based in Camden. In my spare time, I’m an avid reader and manage to travel some with my author husband, Richard. Venice, Italy, and London (where our daughter and son-in-law currently live) as well as Martha’s Vineyard, are favorite travel destinations. My new challenge is watercolor painting.