The executive country ranch style home built at 827 Strip Road in Wallagrass, Maine is a tremendous opportunity to purchase a lot of home for the money. As you make the gentle turn onto Strip Road after passing over the bridge crossing the trout and salmon filled waters of Soldier Pond, the home sits back from the road with a paved wraparound drive. The red brick and vinyl sided country home sits elegantly on the large 12.2+- acre well landscaped acreage. Entry to the country home is gained through the attached two car garage which doubles in the summer season as a screen room. The interior of the well-built home is highly finished and elegant. The floors throughout the main living area are hard wood and tile. The kitchen is a cook’s kitchen, designed with cooking and entertaining in mind. The floor plan is open and flows very well.
The 2286+- square feet of living space on the first floor was built by a master craftsman, and the details show. The veneer paneled walls and hardwood molding in the formal living room are an elegant touch and blend well with the full wall of field stone wood burning fireplace as well as the hardwood floors. On the opposite end of the home, the three large bedrooms are situated. There is a large master with its own master bath, and the two other bedrooms share a full bath.
Walking down the stairs into the partially finished basement you enter the den. It’s 625 square feet are a perfect home for the billiard table, and built in entertainment center where you can unwind in the early evening hours. There is a ½ bath off the den. From the den you gain access to the utility room, firewood storage area under the garage, laundry room as well as a workshop with direct entry from the outside.
Heading outdoors past the scenic fish filled pond on the edge of the lawn, past the three-stall barn and into the forested edge you wander downhill to the one of the property boundaries, which is Michaud Brook which cascades down along the edge of the wooded acreage towards its destination in Soldier Pond. There are several waterfalls, riffles and deep pools that are home to native brook trout along its 1349+- feet that abut the property. The wooded lane behind the three-bay barn gives you direct access to atv and snowmobile trails to explore the natural wonders surrounding this elegant country retreat. Ruffed grouse, moose and deer share this northern Maine country home location with you. The waters of Soldier Pond offer excellent fishing opportunities just a short walk from this gorgeous home. So, what are you waiting for? Call today before you miss this exciting opportunity.
The community of Wallagrass, ME is located in northern Aroostook County. Wallagrass has a population of approximately 541 residents. The Town of Wallagrass is located in a region of Maine known as the St. John Valley. This area encompasses the rivers, brooks, and streams that flow into the St. John River. The early settlers of this area were predominantly French speaking, and that heritage continues to this day. The residents of this area have a close connection to the land working it either as farmers or timber harvesters and the related support industries.
The area is a four season recreational destination for many. The lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are sparkling, clean and full of brook trout, landlocked salmon and lake trout. The St. John River has become a destination for Muskie fishing, as this species has become firmly established in the cold clear waters of the St. John River watershed. The farmland interspersed amongst the thousands of acres of rolling timberland is home to ruffed grouse, deer, moose and bear.
Soldier Pond is part of the Fish River chain of lakes an area that starts in the Town of Portage Lake and extends into Fort Kent, ME where the Fish River flows into the St. John River. This area draws anglers from around the world to ply the waters searching for trophy class trout and salmon. Eagle Lake is 5,581 acres in size with a maximum depth of 136 feet. The waters of Eagle Lake are cool with a surface temperature in the summer of 66 degrees and 46 degree water is found at a depth of 130 feet. The cold water species of lake trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon thrive here.
The section of Route 11 that begins in Portage Lake ending in Fort Kent has been designated a scenic byway. The drive along this section of road provides breathtaking views of the lakes, rolling farmland, and timber filled woodlands of the Fish River Scenic Byway. Many outdoor events are promoted in this area with the Fort Kent International Muskie Tournament drawing anglers to the area in search of a trophy musky and a winning purse during August each year. In the winter the area supports the Can-Am sled dog competition as well as the world cup biathlon competition. Ice fisherman can participate in the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby that happens just a few miles from Eagle Lake in the town of St. Agatha each year. Ample snowfall provides snowmobilers excellent opportunities to explore the area on sled during the winter months, and many miles of ATV trails provide a similar opportunity during the summer and fall.
Healthcare can be found in Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Caribou as well as Presque Isle at the Fish River Rural Health Clinic, Northern Maine Medical Center, Cary Medical Center and the Aroostook Medical Center respectively. Shopping opportunities can be found in Fort Kent along its Main St and in Presque Isle at the Aroostook Center Mall. Higher education opportu