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So now, decades later, the Gallants want another family to love the home the way they have.
The more than 200-year-old New England property has the original swing hanging by the doorway (the same one that E.B. White’s character Fern enjoyed) and, Allen wrote, “there may or may not be a spider spinning her web in the darker corners of the rafters.”
It includes 12 rooms, six working fireplaces, three and a half bathrooms and a wood cook stove.
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The 44-acre saltwater farm also features views of the bay and mountains of Acadia National Park, a sun porch, a boathouse with a dock and more.
The House at Allen Cove listing is priced at $3.7 million.
According to The Associated Press, Down East Properties listing agent Martha Dischinger said Wednesday the property retains many historical touches, and the owners maintained the gardens tended by E.B. White's wife, Katharine, before her death in 1977.
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