86 Chestnut Street $925,000

86 Chestnut Street Camden, ME 04843

Year Built: 1850
Square Footage: 3696 sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): 0.24
Rooms: 11; Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4
A wonderful space to come home to and entertain in, this warm, welcoming and happy in-town Italianate, with seasonal water views, is just one block to the harbor, and two blocks to downtown, Laite Beach, yacht club, post office and local market. It rests in the highly desirable Chestnut Street Historic District filled with beautiful period homes, lovely gardens, and hilly streets canopied by mature trees with views out to Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills. The timeless and traditional design of the home along with lots of light, open spaces and great flow, offers well balanced and highly usable living spaces designed for entertaining or family gatherings. Charming pine floors, high ceilings, a marble sink, wood burning fireplace in the living room, and original beadboard are a few of the trademark elements of the period architecture. A covered wrap around porch provides a comfortable vantage point for socializing or relaxing, while the private back yard with a tiered deck and custom stone fire pit allow you the serenity to enjoy the outdoors without interruption. The light filled, finished walk-out basement, with its own entrance and bathroom, is currently used as a yoga/pilates studio, but could be a home office, art studio, or a privately accessed guest quarters. The library can easily convert to a first floor bedroom w/close access to a full bath. Property has been a year round home but recently has had a prosperous and solid rental history.
 

Town: Camden
Zoning: Village
Taxes: $11,355
Tax Year: 2020
MLS ID: 1443098
School District: RSU 28/MSAD 28
Rooms: 11
½ Baths: 0
Basement: Daylight, Finished, Full, Unfinished
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Clapboard, Wood Siding
Floors: Wood
Foundation: Stone
Garage: Off Street Parking
Heating Fuel: Oil, Propane
Water: Public
Cheryl Oliveri-Daly
Camden Real Estate Company
(207) 236-6171
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Cheryl's endless energy, enthusiasm, judgment and infectious humor are reflected in how her business has grown after having come to Maine from downtown Boston. "We came up for a weekend away 24 years ago, and left with an offer on a house we literally ran through (did it have a furnace?)!

Cheryl had worked in sales and design, so the move to real estate was a natural. She's knowledgeable, creative, energetic, fun to work with and protective of her clients' interests. It's that combination that works. "This is one of biggest decisions in someone's life and I have the utmost respect for that. Being available and getting back to clients immediately, is key."

"In order to successfully find and purchase the home you love, you need a person who is a full time Broker, who listens and whose judgment you can trust. I will do whatever it takes to make it work." She has a designer's eye--that creative ability to see potential in homes other Brokers might overlook, to see ways to make a property work for her Buyers without costing them a fortune. She has a knack for finding the perfect home as it comes on the market, sometimes, even before it hits the market.

For her, selling is all about the visual. "If a property feels 'right' to a prospective Buyer, they will spend more time at that property and bond with it". Having been the stylist and photo director for a design firm in Boston, Cheryl maintains that “staging is a natural process for a product to look its best and a home becomes a product once it goes on the market. Not only is a Buyer’s first impression when entering a home paramount, but the photos on the web that represent a property are equally as important. It is the first impression a Buyer gets when surfing the net and if the property does not look intriguing in the photos, a Buyer will simply skip to the next property”. So if her Sellers are game, she will stage their property. "When you are selling a home, you can't live in it the way you normally have. You have to allow a prospective Buyer the opportunity to imagine their lives in that space."

Cheryl is a past Realtor of the Year and served on The Realtor's Giving Back Committee, Realtor's Harvesting Good Will and the Coastal Mountain Council of the Mid-Coast Board of Realtors. She volunteered at the Aldemere Farm in Rockport, Merryspring's Kitchen Tour, was a past memeber on the board of the Alford Lake Lermond Pond Association, a long time member of The Rockport Boat Club and is a past committee member of Camden's Parking, Traffic & Transportation Committee.

"Simply put, relocating here was the best thing we ever did." Cheryl lives in Camden with her husband, artist Dan Daly (www.dalyart.com) and their "fur child" Boo. When not painting, Dan helps with her practice and is also past Chairman of the Maine State Council of Trout Unlimited (tumaine.org/) and current President of the Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (georgesrivertu.org/). As such, and as a former certified guide, Dan is very familiar with outdoor recreational properties and welcomes the opportunity to talk to you about those properties as well as any others.

They (Dan and Cheryl), share a love of art, design, antiques, and the outdoors. Boo likes to eat, play and sleep.