The home at 28 West Broadway in Bangor, which Sen. Susan Collins and her husband Tom Daffron have owned since 2013. The couple put their house up for sale on June 20. Credit: Emily Burnham / BDN

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her husband have put her longtime home at 28 West Broadway in Bangor up for sale, according to real estate listings, and intend to purchase a new home in Bangor.

Collins and her husband, Tom Daffron, bought the 1909-built colonial-style house in 2013 from Susan Warren. Warren was the stepmother of Richard Warren, the current publisher of the Bangor Daily News. She died in 2017.

According to Annie Clark, a spokesperson for the Republican senator, they intend to purchase a slightly smaller house with more land in Bangor.

“Senator Collins, her husband, Tom Daffron, and their black lab, Pepper, love their home on West Broadway in Bangor. Over the years, they have made a number of improvements to the beautiful historic house,” Clark said. “For their next home, they are looking for something in the Bangor area that is slightly smaller – and preferably one story – with more land for Pepper to run and play.”

A real estate agent for the couple indicated that they had already purchased a house in Bangor, though it was not immediately clear if the sale was completed yet.

The West Broadway house has been the site of numerous protests over the years about Collins’ support of various issues, including the 2018 appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

leaked Supreme Court brief that signaled the court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade resulted in chalk messages being written on the sidewalk outside the house.

The 4,250-square-foot house is listed at an asking price of $727,000. It is located just down the street from the home that for decades was occupied by Stephen and Tabitha King, though it now is the home of the couple’s charitable foundation and his archive.

It did not appear anyone was at the home on Tuesday.

Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.