“Gatsby-Worthy” Mansions

Had a little bit of down time at work today. Rather than drool over the 2018 ACL lineup for the twentieth time, I browsed through my news app. I found an article on Money titled “9 Gatsby-Worthy Mansions You Can Buy for Under $1 Million”. Surely that was too good to be true. The cover photo was the front of a grand Georgian-style home in Duluth, MN.

I was only slightly disappointed that I didn’t fall absolutely in love with every single home. The title had “Gatsby-Worthy”! Most of these wouldn’t even get a first glance by Mr. Gatsby. Let me put it this way: just because it was under $1 million doesn’t mean it’s move-in ready. Yes, everything is relative. Some of you may love the 10 different wallpapers. Some of you may not mind the carpet that hasn’t been changed out in a decade or two…or don’t mind carpet period.

There was one that caught my attention and I was surprised to know it was in a state I never would have thought to live in: Maine.

Courtesy of Money & Trulia

This 10,000+ square foot Searsport, Maine home was built by a ship captain in the 1870s. It’s a beautiful, quaint, waterfront, Victorian-era bed and breakfast with 5-star Yelp reviews. It’s 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and made of recycled ship materials. It’s hosted vacays, weddings and large parties. It’s on the market for $875k. I would love to own this home, having a couple kids running around while hosting large summer garden parties with lobsters and southern iced tea. And maybe rent it out for weddings. You can check out the house’s listing here.

(Siddiqi wuz here –> courtesy of bestie Siddiqi when he was fixing up my Mac last Friday night)

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