496 Jacksonville Road, East Machias, Maine, 04630
Setting slightly back from the road with a circular paved drive, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath chalet is waiting for you to call it home. This home is handicap accessible including an electric chair lift to the second floor. Just inside the front door of this home you step into the entry way, follow a ramp up to a brightly lit sun room. Off the sunroom to the left of the main door you will find a rare book room and to the right and you enter the kitchen. The kitchen and first floor bathroom need a few repair- perfect to finish just as you like. The first floor features an open kitchen and dining room plan. Travel upstairs and three nice sized bedrooms await you. All have closets with the master having a walk-in closet with drawers and hanging area. The second-floor bathroom houses a shower, bathtub and sink. A full dry basement with a one car garage sits just below the home and has access from inside.
Let’s take a stroll around the outside. You enter onto a very nice large deck. A great place for visiting with friends, a cook out, or to read a book. Just off the deck is a small pond. Perhaps stock a few fish for your enjoyment. The yard is nicely maintained with room for a nice fenced in area. Trees hug the home for shade and privacy.
This house could be your year-round home or a summer get-a-way with its beautiful and sunroom. A great sized workshop is waiting for that creative member to bring life to their works. Rain and snow will be no problem as you take advantage of a drive under garage in the inclement weather. Enjoy the pond and perhaps raise a few fish to watch as you sip your iced tea. Create your own designs to the interior or, make a few needed repairs and keep the current layout intact. However you dream, this can get you there.
The town of East Machias is home to a tiny red brick library, an active fire department, DownEast Salmon hatchery, Washington Academy, a county store,a barbershop, and a post office. It also is home of Elm Street Elementary School.
Recreational areas are aplenty in eastern Washington County and this home is in the neighborhood of a very unique trail system. The Sunrise Trail begins in Ayers Junction, Charlotte and travels to Ellsworth. Many small towns and communities dot the scenic way each hosting their own amenities, services, and offerings. Trails in this area are widely used for hiking, atving, snowmobiling, horse trail riding, and bicycling.
Other recreational hobbies available in this area are hunting, and fishing in the many cold-water streams and lakes. Washington County is noted for its trout, salmon, bass, pickerel, and white perch. Tournaments for fishing are summer activities around the county as well as ice fishing in the winter months.
If you are finding yourself idle many offerings are available at local schools, the University of Maine, Machaic, movies at the train station in Machias, and classes from painting to metalwork. Many cottage industries dot the community with handmade and crafted items. Food is available at the famous Helen’s Restaurant noted for its strawberry pie, and gigantic donuts are offered on Sunday at the Bluebird Restaurant. Several eateries host pizza, subs, take out and anything your tummy desires.
The town of East Machias has its’ own governance. The town office is located in the Mary C Burns school which closed in recent years. A volunteer fire department is always at the ready an do numerous trainings to keep up with new technologies and procedures.