Courtesy Mark Fleming, Yankee-MagazineBrooklin, Maine is a scene from a story book. Its lobster-claw peninsula lurches into the Atlantic by Blue Hill Bay, impeded only by a handful of small wooded coastal islands that so frequently grace Maine’s coast.
Courtesy Mark Fleming, Yankee-MagazineFor those looking for their own nook in New England, moving to Brooklin won’t be cheap; prices range from half a million to just shy of $800,000. However, if those prices don’t sound too steep, and you happen to be a fan of legendary children’s literature, then is there a house on the market for you.
The Brooklin house which Charlotte’s Web was based on is now on the market for $3.7 million. Author E.B. White spent many years living there while writing the famed children’s novel and it has been kept in great condition since its construction in 1795. (These children’s books encourage kids to be nice—including Charlotte’s Web!)
Courtesy Mark Fleming, Yankee-MagazineThe property itself is 44.5 acres in size and includes a guesthouse, manicured gardens, and a large main building built in the farmhouse style. The current owners are Robert and Mary Gallant, who have taken care of the estate for the past three decades.
Courtesy Mark Fleming, Yankee-MagazineYankee Magazine Editor Mel Allen paints a deep and insightful narrative of the historic home in the feature “The House at Allen Cove,” for those looking for a textured look at the folk story farmhouse on the coast.
If you’re feeling nostalgic about childhood’s days past, re-read one of these books—after all, kid’s books can be for adults too.