[dropcap letter=”W”]hen Chase and Todd Hall bought a small rental property in Belfast, they never imagined they’d become full-time residents of Maine. But that’s exactly what happened. “It seemed like we were coming up from Massachusetts every weekend,” Chase says. “Then we saw the house in Northport, and we fell in love with it.”
Built in 1987 by Camden builder and illustrator George Jennings, the house sits on 6 acres of fields and woodland. It had been vacant for three years before the Halls, its third owners, moved in with their two small children in the summer of 2013. The pipes were busted and some of the siding had come off, but the structure was solid. The two-story garage, once Jennings’ workshop, is now home to a basketball court.