Blog Cabin 2012: First Look

Explore rooms and outbuildings of this circa-1884 high-posted cape located in Waldoboro, Maine.

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Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

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Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker, Jack Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Photo By: Jackson Riley Parker

Blog Cabin 2012 was originally part of an 80-acre working farm and replaced a circa-1845 log cabin that stood closer to the shoreline. The owners raised dairy cows, pigs and chickens for eggs, and they annually hayed the field behind the home.

When the red barn was constructed across the street from the home, a smaller barn was moved from its original location and attached to the home.

Through the early 1980s, hay bales were stored in the barn, which remains in near-immaculate condition.

Blog Cabin 2012 presently sits on approximately 50 acres of land. The back field leads to a private beach. Property behind the red barn, once a field for grazing cows, has reverted back to woods and boasts a nature trail.

Blog Cabin 2012 was built to accommodate two branches of the same family. The first floor of each side featured its own kitchen, dining room, parlor and bedroom. A divided staircase in the front and two back staircases led to bedrooms on the second floor.

Through the 1950s the kitchen featured a wood cookstove and a hand water pump. Appliances and modern fixtures were added, the cabinets were updated and flooring was installed over the original wood floor in the mid-1980s.

The original barn, built to accompany the log cabin, was moved from its site and attached to the home in the mid-1880s. Although this barn is marked for demolition, building materials will be repurposed.

An exterior view of the attached barn shows its location in the backyard.

A bathroom/laundry room adjacent to the kitchen originally served as a bedroom. The home's first bathtub was installed in this room in the 1950s.

The home's second first-floor kitchen was converted to a master bedroom in the 1980s.

The master bathroom once served as a hallway to the kitchen.

A first-floor parlor overlooks the front yard. The flooring in this room and other spaces, excluding the kitchen and bathrooms, is original to the home.

The second first-floor parlor was converted to a bedroom.

Two small dining rooms separated by a wall comprised what is now the expansive living room. The fireplace was added during the 1980s. Previous to forced hot air, each room in the home was heated by a wood-burning stove.

Money from the auction of a vintage stamp collection allowed the most recent occupants (descendants of the original owners) to add a second-floor bathroom.

Through the 1950s, this second-floor bedroom was reserved exclusively for guests and heated by the kitchen stove; a vent in the floor allowed heat to rise into the space.

This second-floor space most recently served as a library.

The antique light fixture in this second-floor bedroom, as well as the fixture in the living room, will be reinstalled once the home is remodeled.

An insulated attic may be repurposed as a man cave.

The basement showcases Blog Cabin's granite block foundation, in near-perfect condition. The treatment may be borrowed for outdoor landscaping applications.