BARTERS ISLAND, BOOTHBAY – Three hundred and 10 feet of sheltered, deepwater frontage, with dock, on the broad Sheepscot River, providing ready ocean access. A five-acre lot, totally private and wooded or nicely landscaped, sloping down to the water, from which you sometimes hear the muffled chug-and-churn of a passing lobster boat. And at the end of a long, winding drive: A custom Colonial contemporary offered for sale at $261,300 below its assessed value.

The 2,717-square-foot home sits three miles from the island’s swinging bridge and Trevett’s Country Store, and 15 minutes from Boothbay village. Built in 1996, the home has never been occupied year-round, so it lives and feels completely fresh and new, its brightness enhanced by extensive woodwork in perfect condition, much of it maple brushed with a light, milky stain, to stunning effect.

Consider for example the wonderful great room, which features pale-maple wainscoting as described above, in horizontal boards. There’s a towering, wood-burning brick fireplace and hearth, with oak built-ins on either side that include a cabinet designed to house a television. Full-view doors access a delightful screened porch that overlooks the shoreline, and opens in turn to an elevated deck/balcony that runs the length of the house, and has two other entry points.

Floors are hardwood (oak) throughout the house. Flanked by formal dining room and front-to-back living room, the “heart-of-the-home” dine-in kitchen has table space set into a windowed bay with seat/shelf, and is great for entertaining – as is the entire main floor, which flows very nicely, and in the foyer has a handy powder room tucked behind a pocket door.

Up skylit stairs on the open-balcony, three-bedroom second level, two good-sized bedrooms face out over the water (the north-end bedroom makes a perfect office) and are served by a huge, full bath. Laundry (white Whirlpool washer and dryer) is housed in an enclosure at the end of the hall. The spacious master suite, its bedroom enjoying splendid views, occupies the south wing. Closets are ample.

Of course, there’s additional storage in the walkout, daylight, full basement, plus areas for workshop and exercise equipment. The detached two-vehicle garage also has storage above. Amenities include a security system with camera. Please inquire about furnishings, which are negotiable.

The home, at 564 West Side Road, Boothbay, is listed for sale at $535,000 by Cathy Manchester of Keller Williams Realty, and is being shown by appointment.
For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Cathy at 657-4770, 653-7653, or at [email protected]