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Affordable Home -Under $100K Sunday – c.1894 Italianate/1906 Queen Anne in Island Falls, ME Under $90K Sold

44 Sherman St, Island Falls, ME 04747.     $89,900 Sold for $90,000

Affordable Home


Simply stunning! This beauty started life as an Italianate. Apparently, after a fire in 1906, portions were rebuilt in the Free Classic Queen Anne subtype.


Known as the Kelly House, George W. Kelly (alternately spelled Kelley) built this house in 1894 on High Street, later renamed Sherman Street, in Island Falls. George was a farmer turned lumber baron. He was married to Clara Blanche Hinch Kelly. The couple had at least three children, Linnie, Ernest, and Horace.
photo taken after 1906



This 5-6-bedroom 1.5 bath Queen Anne Victorian home in the heart of Island Falls Maine is just waiting to be restored to its former glory. Built in 1893 by George Kelley, a Timber Baron/lumberman in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the home sits on a well-manicured 0.9+/- acre lot in the middle of Island Falls. The home has a large wrap around front porch as well as a smaller side porch.


The kitchen still contains what are believed to be the original cupboards. The laundry area is in the kitchen. From the kitchen you can access the cold storage room and barn and the butler’s pantry as well as the rest of the home. The stained-glass windows and hardwood floors (including a true parquet floor in the music room) are in relatively good condition. The ornate woodwork and carvings throughout the home along with the pocket doors between the living room and music room testify to the workmanship of its builders and is most noticeable in the living room fireplace mantle. The final downstairs room was most likely the ladies’ day room and is now a half bath/bedroom but would make a nice office space or a second full bath.


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