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Mansions in the Snow

02/05/2015
The home of Stephen and Tabitha King. The most photographed home in Maine.

The home of Stephen and Tabitha King. The most photographed home in Maine.

Nothing makes a $1 million mansion picture “pop” better than a fresh snow fall.

Jen and I laced up our boots and hiked across town after the latest Maine Snowpocalypse to photograph some of the beautiful old homes in the West Broadway and Thomas Hill neighborhoods. Wow. It’s no wonder Stephen King’s street is first on the city of Bangor plow list.

When the beauty and charm of historic architecture collides with one of nature’s finest moments – a fresh blanket of snow – it makes for magic photographs. If your camera batteries don’t freeze.

As the song says: “there’s a blessing on the ground.”

Now if I could just afford a $1 million mansion.

Stephen King's second house. Located next door to the most photographed home in Bangor, local legend has it that the two homes are connected by tunnel and this home houses his reading library.

Stephen King’s second house. Located next door to his “bat house.” Local legend has it that the two homes are connected by tunnel and this home houses his reading library.

 

A King neighbor on West Broadway. I love the car port.

A King neighbor on West Broadway. I love the car port.

 

Another King neighbor. Jen and I toured this house during a Bangor Holiday Home tour and it's just as nice on the inside.

Another King neighbor. Jen and I toured this house during a Bangor Holiday Home tour and it’s just as nice on the inside.

 

Another West Broadway home and guess what...it's for sale.

Another West Broadway home and guess what…it’s for sale.

Another West Broadway beauty. This one is just a couple doors down from the King place.

Another West Broadway beauty. This one is just a couple doors down from the King place.

 

Here's striking place on Thomas Hill in Bangor. It's almost purple enough for Prince.

Here’s striking place on Thomas Hill in Bangor. It’s almost purple enough for Prince.

 

This house for sale is around the corner from King's place on Hammond Avenue. A tempting fixer-upper.

This house for sale is around the corner from King’s place on Hammond Avenue. A tempting fixer-upper.

 

The Blaine House in Augusta, Maine. It's the official governor's residence and just across the street from the State Capital building.

The Blaine House in Augusta, Maine. It’s the official governor’s residence and just across the street from the State Capital building.

A giant zombie frog leaps from the snow outside the King house.

A giant zombie frog leaps from the snow outside the King house.

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From → Bangor, Photos, Winter

2 Comments
  1. Love those old houses. Part of my childhood.

  2. Ferr permalink

    You have some real beauties out there! The overall color in the two pics of the olive green (?) home is amazing.

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