Avesta Housing is redeveloping the historic Southgate farmhouse located at 577 US Route 1 in Scarborough, Maine into 38 units of affordable housing. Avesta is the owner, developer and property manager for this property.
The site resembles a traditional New England farm, with a stately main house dating to 1805, an attached service wing, two historic barns, and two additional outbuildings. A grocery store, bank, elementary school, bus stop, and drugstore are within a half-mile walking distance.
The first phase of the development included restoring and reconfiguring the farmhouse, a prominent historic structure built in 1805, into eight new one- bedroom apartments.
In addition to the rehabilitated eight units in the main house, a new 30-unit building will be set into the hill behind the existing structures and will be designed to complement the historic farmhouse. The building will house four studio, six one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom, and eight additional two-bedroom non-age-restricted apartments that are for households making 50% to 60% of area median income.