The @cheapoldhouses Instagram feed has turn into some thing of the go-to for a new era of serious estate scrollers—some 1.9 million of them—who browse listings in their spare time (a phenomenon the New York Moments phone calls Zillow browsing). Low cost Old Houses’ listings tend towards diamond-in-the-rough dwellings, tumble-downs with fantastic bones, historic gems and peculiars hidden at the rear of disuse, disrepair, and way-under-marketplace rate tags.
This week one listing in particular caught my eye as it created the rounds on my feed: a 1793 property in Limerick, Maine, loaded with lush, verdant, hand-painted murals in the old-fashioned design and style of New England folk artist Rufus Porter.
Take a seem.
Pictures by using Keller Williams.
The residence features a barn as effectively, with original timbers. And the listing price? $450,000, notably reduced in Maine’s notoriously wild and quickly-paced real estate scene. We only hope the house is rescued by another person who will maintain it—and its murals.