Listed by Rick Theriault of Lincoln Office (207-794-6164)
There are place names in Maine that immediately paint word pictures to those familiar with the Maine landscape. Moosehead, evokes thoughts of Greenville, and Maine’s largest lake. Katahdin, brings forth thoughts of Maine’s tallest mountain and the Appalachian Trail. The name in Maine that immediately paints adventure, canoeing, and outdoor recreation in a wilderness setting is the word, Allagash. Just uttering the word Allagash brings out thoughts of rivers, wilderness, adventure, large trout, big woods whitetail deer, moose and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Allagash the town, is a small community of 250 or so year-round residents. Countless people from around the world have passed through the town of Allagash as they either canoed the rivers, explored the vast wilderness area in and around the town, or vacationed in the most scenic region of Maine.
The Allagash River House for sale in Allagash, Maine, is your opportunity to purchase a river front home on the banks of the St. John River. The timber frame home built in 2014 sits on a 2.8+- acre river front lot in the town of Allagash. The 2-bedroom, one bath home is well constructed and blends with the land around it. Built of post and beam construction the peak of the great room is 25 feet above the radiant slab the home sits on. The open concept house has a large, fully appliance kitchen with quartz counters and maple cabinetry. A dining area is adjacent to the kitchen and overlooks the scenic river and valley. Large windows off the family room look out over the flowing waters of the St. John River. A wide stair case leads from the first floor to the spacious and open, loft bedroom. The wood used to construct the home was harvested from the local forests, milled at a nearby mill and assembled by area craftsmen. The timber frame work of the home is old growth spruce, the walls of the home are tongue and groove cedar, and the flooring, and ceiling is tongue and groove aspen. The wooden interior of the home evokes a feeling of comfort and security with the large timbers, and thick slabs of cedar and aspen. Built on a dead-end road with only a few neighbors beyond the home, you have end of the road privacy.
Adjacent to the home is a spacious 30 x 40-foot gambrel garage that is well insulated with an R-30 ceiling and R-19 walls. The interior of the spacious garage is well lit with LED lighting and is very easy to heat to have a comfortable place to work year-round on projects. The room above the garage is accessed via an exterior set of stairs that terminates on an elevated deck area that provides an amazing view of the river. The space above the garage is currently used for storage, but could be finished off for a rental apartment for Airbnb income.
The manicured grounds around the home are a nice blend of hard scape as well as soft scape elements. Stone and perennial plantings have something in bloom throughout the growing season in northern Aroostook County. There are fruit trees, high bush blue berries, asparagus and much more growing on the rich river bottom soils adjacent to the home. A stone patio area on the river side of the timber frame house is a great place to sit and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you here at the Allagash River House. This would be the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee as the grey of pre-dawn gives way to the light of day as the sun rises over the hill sides of the St. John Valley.
The home is built on the banks of the St. John River in Allagash, Maine. The St. John River flows for 410 miles from Forth St. John Pond to the Bay of Fundy. This wild river is part of Maine’s border with Canada in some sections. Within the town of Allagash there are several other rivers to explore. The Allagash River terminates in the center of town where it joins the St. John River. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is perhaps the most famous Maine river and from the home you can be on it in minutes. The Little Black River and the Big Black River are other navigable waters to explore from Allagash. The other notable river is the St Francis River that flows into the St John in the neighboring town of St. Francis. The town of Allagash is a canoeist’ Mecca. There are hundreds of miles of live water to explore right from the property. Dozens of day trip paddles can start and finish right here at the Allagash River House.
The town of Allagash is adjacent to Maine’s North Maine Woods. Although not public land like a national forest or State Park, it is available to explore and recreate on for a nominal fee. The North Maine Woods is an area of 3.2 million acres of privately held timberland. Accessed via private logging roads, through checkpoints in several locations. This area is visited by many outdoor enthusiasts. Well maintained campsites are located throughout the region. Whether hunting, fishing, canoeing, bird watching or wildlife photography, there is something for everyone who enjoys being outdoors in the North Maine Woods area.
The Allagash River House is for sale for the very first time. This is your opportunity to buy a property in the most scenic and wild region of Maine. Separated from the more populated regions to the south, by many miles of pavement, you are connected to the entire world, by broadband internet which is available at the property. Here is your opportunity to buy a beautiful timber framed property on the banks of one of Maine’s most scenic flowing rivers in Maine’s most scenic region, the Allagash.