Montague

For SALE:  Very cute two-story home in Montague Center built around 1905 located across the street from the iconic Montague Bookmill! Their website is:  (www.montaguebookmill.com).

Easy walk to swimming, conservation area, dancing, cafe, restaurant, bookstore, art gallery, etc. The town even has its own forum at: www.montaguema.net

Currently set up as a 2-unit rental. Continue renting both sides, convert back to a single family, or live on one side and rent out the other. Both sides are currently rented and have convenient, short-term leases. Easy area to rent in (our current tenants are wonderful as well).

Specs:

–Apprx. 2680 sf with large wrap-around porch, fenced front yard on apprx. 2/3 acre

–Front unit rent is $1395 with 3 bathrooms, LR, kitchen and large storage area upstairs.

–Back unit rent is $1000 with 2 bedrooms, LR, bathroom, and kitchen.

–Two-car garage with extra storage area in back for tools and the like (lots of open space in the attic, too, if you ever want to turn it into a workshop, office, additional rental space, etc.)

–Mature coniferous and deciduous trees in the yard, gather (LARGE!) grapes from the front arbor or blueberries from the backyard, neighbor’s chickens like to come visit, live in a country setting yet within a bucolic, peaceful town that uniquely offers a variety of amenities (dance at the Grange; shop, eat, or listen to live music at the Bookmill across the street; take an easy walk to the post office or cute grocery store, etc.). You can even hear the river from the bedroom window!

–Wood floors throughout and LOTS of windows.

–Heat: oil (radiators)

–Slate roof

–Large front porch (I used to love listening and watching the rain outside while sitting on the porch weaving on my loom or reading a book :) -Wood floors throughout

–Taxes apprx. $3800

Additional info:

–I envisioned exposing all of the original clapboard siding on the house and painting it an olive color with contrasting maroon trim, clearing a few trees from the ample back yard to set up a sunny picnic area and garden, planting espaliers and various fruit trees along the fence, having a few small animals, etc.

In the summer, as I tended to my flower gardens, I enjoyed hearing the live music wafting from the Bookmill. As autumn rolled in, walking over to the Bookmill to grab a coffee on a crisp morning and relaxing in a cozy nook there along the river made for some very fond memories.

The conservation area is an easy walk through the back yard. The conservation area offers a tranquil spot for swimming, country walks, and cross-country skiing (dog’s are welcome, too)!

The property is in a gorgeous location, is solid and has a wonderful yard. Interior could use some cosmetic work if you want it to look immaculate or want to convert it to a single family (siding doesn’t all match, walls need patching in spots from an old leak that has been fixed two years ago (when a few slates and some flashing were reinstalled after a windstorm), some furniture scraped the walls as tenants moved in and out.

Thank you for your time.