This Historic Southern Maine Mansion Could be Yours For Under A Million
The original owner was a textile king who put a community on the map.
According to the Journal Tribune, Sanford's Goodall mansion is once again up for sale. The 11-bedroom, six-bath Colonial Revival home fronting on Main Street and the three-bedroom caretaker’s home which fronts on School Street, is for sale for $649,000, according to the listing by King Real Estate. The property itself is just under three acres.
The historic home was originally built for Thomas Goodall starting in 1868, which according to the Journal Tribune, was a year after he arrived in Sanford. The main residence was finished in 1871.
According to the article, it's the second time in a five year span the famous home is back on the market. The Goodall mansion has fallen on uncertain times in recent years. The Journal Tribune reported the property was sold at auction, with Deutsche Bank as the sole bidder, in January 2013, for about $280,000. The Goodall Mansion Society formed in an effort to preserve the property, but their effort to purchase was rejected by Deutche Bank. The bank sold the property to Windsor Construction LLC in late April 2014. Broker Danielle Lape told the Journal Tribune “It is such a cool property.” Original woodwork, tin ceilings, and sitting areas overlooking the grounds on both the second and third floors are part of the package.
The property is assessed by the city of Sanford at $520,000.