Listed by United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine (207-794-6164)
The off-grid, contemporary, timber framed country home located at 269 Cow Team Road has the privacy and comfort you are looking for. The three-bedroom, two bath country home is built with a blend of reclaimed hand-hewn barn timbers and boards, as well as rough sawn lumber milled from trees harvested on the property. The home has over 1626 feet of finished living space with over 1207 feet of unfinished basement area. A blend of hardwood and tile flooring throughout the home as well as a metal spiral staircase leading to the second-floor area add style and elegance to this country home estate property. The home is powered by a Bergey 1500-watt wind turbine, a few hundred watts of solar panels and a Generac, propane generator with battery storage and Trace inverter. A simple yet dependable 24-volt power supply for a comfortable and rugged timber frame country home.
The grounds surrounding the country home property are open and well landscaped with many perennial plantings adding a splash of color during the summer and early fall months. The comfortable deck located off the living room is surrounded by perennial plantings. The home and yard blend well with the 110 acres of woodlands surrounding the home. The majority of the 110 acres of land, are heavily forested with merchantable timber. The soils making up the majority of the parcel are classified as farm class soils of state-wide importance. Trees, crops or food plots will all grow well on soil this good. The forest around the property is a mushroom foragers dream. Chanterelles, porcini, hedgehog and other varieties of edible mushrooms are found in good numbers according to the owners foraging accounts. During raspberry season great quantities of the delicious berries are found along the wooded trails traversing the acreage. There are trails throughout the wooded acreage for navigating the entirety of the property during all 4 seasons of the year. Animal trails traverse the acreage with moose, deer, bear, grouse and more calling this property home. The parcel directly abuts over 1000 acres of conservation ground, ensuring this property will remain a private refuge for you into the future.
The community of Crystal, ME is located in Aroostook County between the towns of Island Falls to the east, and Patten to the west. The area is predominately working forest and farmland. Crystal is a small community of 248 residents according to the 2020 Census. The town of Patten is the location to find a grocer, hardware store, and other small businesses. The community of Houlton to the north is where more shopping, dining and healthcare can be obtained.
This area is quiet and residents have a close connection to the forests and farmland. They work in and upon these areas, and when the work is done this is also where they play. Numerous streams, ponds and lakes are close by to try your hand at catching native brook trout, landlocked salmon or smallmouth bass. The dense forest and field edges are where you may catch sightings of moose, bear and white tail deer. Ruffed grouse, snowshoe hares and other forest animals are found here. Several of Maine’s large game records have been set near this property.
ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts can explore the vast trail system through the millions of acres of northern Maine forest. Hikers have nearby access to the Appalachian Trail that passes by the area in nearby Baxter State Park. Let the southern Aroostook County community of Crystal be your next home and experience “Maine, the way life should be.” Call today for your personal viewing of this amazing offering.