The @cheapoldhouses Instagram feed has become something of the go-to for a new generation of real estate scrollers—some 1.9 million of them—who browse listings in their spare time (a phenomenon the New York Times calls Zillow surfing). Cheap Old Houses’ listings tend towards diamond-in-the-rough dwellings, tumble-downs with good bones, historic gems and peculiars hidden behind disuse, disrepair, and way-below-market price tags.
This week one listing in particular caught my eye as it made the rounds on my feed: a 1793 house in Limerick, Maine, filled with lush, verdant, hand-painted murals in the old-fashioned style of New England folk artist Rufus Porter.
Take a look.
Photography via Keller Williams.
The house features a barn as well, with original timbers. And the listing price? $450,000, notably low in Maine’s notoriously wild and fast-paced real estate scene. We only hope the house is rescued by someone who will preserve it—and its murals.
For much more, take a look at the listing via Keller Williams.