Spirit Spring Farm • 48 acres, for sale, with house • Penobscot County, ME

Posted on April 19, 2019Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

1097 Main Road, Springfield, ME 04487

Total number of acres available with this property:

48.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

0.0

Acres of pasture:

1.0

Acres of forested land:

40.0

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

Yes

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Irrigation system
Pond

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

See Description

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

See Description

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

See Description
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Standard Sale or Owner Finance

Sale price

$299,500
Additional Information

Description

2016, 1,500 sq. ft. new construction passive solar home. Super-insulated dual wall construction, PV ready, standing snap-seam metal roof, large 2-level deck, 16K automatic back-up generator. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with Great room (cathedral ceilings, kitchen, dining and living room).

17K heat pump and soapstone wood stove provide heating, cooling and dehumidification for the main living area (1500 sq. ft.), large master suite with master bath, guest bedroom, guest bathroom, laundry room. 1500 sq. ft. full basement with floor drain and two 8' x 12' rooms for a root cellar and cool bot (controller and air conditioner not yet installed) Fully insulated and sheathed 30' x 30' 2-car attached garage with automatic door openers, 30" x 8' workbench, utility sink with cold water only, 12K heat pump for heating, cooling and dehumidification. There is a 6' x 15' garden prep room and a 6' x 15' mudroom entryway built on the 30' x 30' garage slab. Cable, phone and data jacks are wired throughout, as well as hard-wired smoke detectors throughout. Motion sensor lighting installed on 3 exterior corners.

Here are the general details of the property:

• 48+ acres of mostly wooded land

• About 3-5 acres consisting of:

1-acre orchard with 25 fruit trees, 2-3 years old

3 pear trees

3 plum trees

19 apple trees (many varieties of early, mid and late apples)

• The orchard consists of 4 very large Hügelkultur berms on which the fruit trees are planted (contoured to catch rainwater runoff)

• 6 raised beds vegetable garden with drip irrigation system installed, located in front of the house deck

• Herb garden with perennial culinary and medicinal herbs just a few yards from the vegetable garden (well established)

• Several other varieties of fruit trees and perennial herbs are scattered around the property

• Artesian water supply – spring quality drinking water (well)

• Cistern septic system (5 year plan, last pumped in Nov. 2016 but we only had 2 people using the system and could probably go longer than 5 years, we moved in August 2011 and this was the first time we pumped the cistern, not sure when it was pumped prior to us moving in)

• 3 catchment ponds (contains and manages run-off from the artesian water source) just beyond the vegetable and herb gardens (orchard is just beyond the ponds)

• Goat and duck houses are located adjacent to the lower (Southern end) of the orchard, and close proximity to the upper storage garage. Currently we have 3 goats (2 Nubians and 1 dwarf, 1 of the Nubians is lactating (never bred!!))

• There is a 40’ x 60’ gravel pad located between the lower end of the orchard and the animal houses

• 2400 sq. ft. passive solar house with dual wall construction and dense packed insulation in all exterior walls of the main house (R-40 in walls, R-60 in ceilings)

• Cable, data and phone jacks throughout (internet is DSL)

• LED lighting throughout in all light fixtures (dimmable LED’s in both ceiling fans)

• Hard-wired smoke detectors throughout

• 3 heat pumps

16K - Great room

12K - Basement

9K - Garage

• 2 wood burning stoves

Soapstone wood stove in great room (sits on a tiled, raised platform to act as a natural barrier for kids and animals)

Antique Perfect Clarion wood burning parlor stove in basement

• 2 bedrooms (master suite (there is plumbing under the floor in the master bedroom for a jetted or soaking tub) and guest bedroom))

Bedrooms have cork flooring, all other floors are PEI 4 commercial grade porcelain tile

• 2 bathrooms (toilets are Caroma, Australian designed, 4" trap vs 2 ½" traps on American designs, 2-button low water flush, never clog toilets)

Master bath consists of tiled 3’ x 6’ walk-in shower with custom frameless shower doors, tiled floor, toilet and vanity with granite countertop

Guest bath consists of tiled 3’ x 4’ walk-in shower with custom frameless shower doors, tiled floor, toilet and vanity with Corian countertop

• Great room with cathedral ceilings (kitchen, dining and living room with open floor plan 25’ x 30’)

Granite countertops

All doors and drawers have high end hardware with soft close

2-level Center island with stone countertops (granite and onyx)

Two large 3-speed ceiling fans with separate rheostat switches for fan speed and light brightness (dimmable LED bulbs), reversable fan direction with pull chain

• All Stainless Steel appliances (Kenmore Elite Series)

3-door refrigerator with ice maker and freezer on the bottom

5-burner propane stove with conventional and convection oven combination

Under counter microwave

Dishwasher

• Laundry room (Front loading washer and dryer installed, also sits on tiled raised platform)

• 2-car attached garage with automatic door openers, 30" x 8’ work bench and utility sink, insulated and sheathed

• Full basement with walk out (1500 sq. ft.)

Basement is insulated but not finished with wall covering

Two 8’ x 12’ rooms used for root cellar and cool bot cold storage if desired (Cool Bot controller and window unit air conditioner are not installed, required to use the room for cool bot storage

• Mudroom entry

• Garden room with work bench and shelving

• 5 out buildings

Detached garage

Goat house (has electric)

Duck house (has electric)

Storage shed (no electric, approximately 12’ x 12’)

Small storage shed behind goat house (has electric, approximately 4’ x 6’)

There is also a 1-mile loop trail (repeat the loop for longer hikes) on the property. The trail is wide enough for ATV’s and snowmobiles, but we only use it for foot traffic (walking and snowshoeing) beyond the orchard. There are many varieties of wild edible mushrooms that are sometimes prolific along the trail, Chanterells, Boletes, Black Trumpets, Lobster Mushroom and many others still to be identified.

Some additional equipment can also be negotiated for a separate sale:

• 30 HP Hydra Glide Transmission Kubota tractor

• Front loader bucket

• Frame mounted backhoe

• 4’ bush hog

• 5’ bush hog

• Rock rake

• Grader blade

• 3-pt hitch mounted post hole digger

• Heavy duty rototiller

• Wheel horse garden tractor

• Snow thrower

• Lawn mower deck

• 21 PSI log splitter

• Troy-Bilt Chipper/Vac

• Walk behind Husqvarna snow thrower with surround

• Various garden hand tools

• 9-ft Olehausen pool table

Priced at $299,500 with the additional option to purchase other items for separate sale

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