Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Property description

The EGR Writers House, (as can be seen in the photographs on the web version), is a house built in 1900 which was later split into two condo units, each 800 sq. ft., with two bedrooms (one large, one small) and bathroom on the second floor, (making them not handicap accessible), an outside space, kitchen, and living room on the first floor, and a basement with storage, washer and dryer. Given the age of the construction, and the wood structural beams, both units are non-smoking, and no open flames (candles).
December 2017 update: the kitchen in 26 has been renovated, and the first floor reconfigured as a reverse mirror of 28. June 2018 update: 26 will have the flooring upstairs replaced, and the unit painted. To meet the needs of writers, the units will be completely furnished. The rent quoted will not change.
It is within walking distance of the airport, with local taxis, national bus service, connections to and from other southern areas of Maine, as well as Boston and New York. There is a dedicated parking area in the back, and cars are how most get around.
Maine has a number of private colleges within under an hour's drive: Bowdoin (Brunswick); Bates (Lewiston/Auburn); Colby (Waterville). The are other colleges, as well as the University of Maine system.
The city of Augusta has big box stores, chain restaurants, as well as local shops and eating establishments. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A thank you

To the local companies and employees which and who made a house split into condos a home for writers: S. J. Wood Construction (Phil); Hammond Lumber (Chip); Dave's Appliance (Kerry); New Beginnings Flooring; Downeast Energy (Darren); Portland Glass; Collette Monuments (Luc); Maranacook Masonry (Steve); Mackenzie Landscaping (Renee); Framemakers in Waterville, which has framed paintings and drawings by Larry Stanton (Amy, Greta). The professionalism, friendliness, humor all made, and continue to make, the EGR Writers House function for those working here.
To Amos Byron and Matt Otterson at Kennebec Savings Bank for their investment management services, which allowed an ninety year old trust to safely move from New York and Dallas to around the corner in Augusta, Maine.
To Tavis Hasenfus, co-trustee and attorney, who will inherit what this becomes.

Mission Statement

To quote writer Virginia Woolf: 'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.' The EGR Writers House b...