Our extraordinary Greek Revival listing at 22 Broad Street in Bethel is prominently featured in this week’s “What You Get” real estate column in The New York Times. The historic 1848 Maine property and former restaurant near Sunday River is compared to similarly priced homes in Nashville, Tennessee, and San Antonio, Texas.
The Gideon Hastings House is a 6-bedroom home with a three-story renovated barn and is part of the Bethel Historic District and on the National Register of Historic Places. Only minutes from Sunday River ski resort, this property was once a premier hot spot as an exclusive restaurant and martini bar and includes period details like decorative metal ceilings. Amenities include an inviting wrap-around porch, a bocce ball court, a spacious chef’s kitchen with an authentic pizza oven, and a substantial third-floor private entry studio apartment.
Learn more about the property in this excerpt from the New York Times:
Indoors: A yard landscaped with mature trees separates this house from the street, and the entry is at the center of a covered porch lined with Greek columns.
The living room is to the right of the foyer, with an ornate, pressed-metal ceiling and two porch-facing windows. It faces a sitting room with more pressed-metal ceilings and an early 20th-century brick fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry.
Behind this room is a space that once served as the restaurant lounge, with a built-in booth and a bar that has hanging storage for stemmed glasses. Off one side of the bar is a sunroom; off the other is a kitchen with a large center island, a commercial-grade Wolf range, a pizza oven and space for a dining table.
A full bathroom and a half bathroom are also on this level, near the barroom.
The bedrooms are on the second and third floors. Two bedrooms with pressed-metal ceilings are at the top of the main staircase on the second floor; they share a full bathroom off the hallway, with penny-tile floors and a claw-foot soaking tub. Two more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are in a guest wing off a long corridor.
The remaining two bedrooms, on the third floor, are reached from a staircase hidden behind a door between the main second-floor bedrooms. One has a bathroom next door. The other is laid out like a studio apartment, with a kitchenette, a Jacuzzi tub open to the living space and an enclosed bathroom with a shower.
Outdoor space: The house sits on more than half an acre, framed by a lawn and mature trees. A bocce court is on one side, next to a grassy area that currently holds a wood picnic table. A barn with a garage is at the edge of the property, and the driveway is gated.