How to Live in a Conservative House: Living in a House That Is Yours is a weekly column by The American Conservatives’ resident houseguest, John Klausser.
This week, John takes us on a tour of the newest home on the market, a one-bedroom house on a tranquil corner lot in rural Maine.
“There’s lots of good reasons to live a conservative lifestyle,” John tells us.
“There are plenty of opportunities to do what you love.
There’s lots to do, and there are lots of opportunities for fun.”
In other words, if you want to live conservative, live in the same place you want.
The house is listed for $1.9 million and comes with a lot of extras that include a large deck, a custom made dining room, a massive dining room rug, a fully stocked basement, and a garage that can hold up to four cars.
John’s got no problem with the amenities.
“I love it,” he says.
“You can’t beat the price, but the people in this house really know how to make it work.”
In the spring of 2018, Klauser and his wife, Melissa, moved into the house.
“We had some big plans to get a lot bigger and better, but after four years of trying, we decided that it wasn’t going to happen,” he tells us about the house he bought in April of 2020.
He and Melissa bought a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a private island in the Catskills for $3.5 million.
Then, a few years later, in July 2020, they moved back to their home on St. John Island.
They are currently finishing up renovations, and the renovations are expected to take place in the spring.
Klaussers plan is to open a second home by the end of 2019.
If you have any questions about the home or would like to chat about it, John can be reached at [email protected]
Photos by Sarah McCollum, from the home listing.
See more photos of the house at John’s house here.