MONTVILLE – You can pretty much trace the boundaries of this 15-acre gentleman’s farm by following the ancient stone walls, first along the line of towering maples that divides field and lawn from the quiet road, and then through the surrounding woods. You will undoubtedly notice birdhouses, too. Several dozen of them, all made by the seller, follow the same path.

The home sits near the center of an expanse of about seven open acres, and enjoys great light and sun. Organic gardeners should know that the soil has been tested and found free of contaminants. Any interested home-seeker should sample the pure drinking water, and know that the modular property, built in 2002, is in remarkably new condition.

For example, neither the dishwasher nor the open-concept living/dining area’s marble-surround, wood-burning fireplace has ever been used. That may be in part because, there’s an ideal-for-entertaining outdoor kitchen on the back deck.

While the two-bedroom, two-bath home provides the ease of single-level living – the master suite has a spacious bedroom, his-and-hers walk-ins, and a huge bath with a jetted tub – there’s an upper level, too, a finished bonus room above the two-vehicles-with workshop garage, that could readily be converted into a guest suite.

The property is tucked down a peaceful lane less than a mile from U.S. Route 3, conveniently just 15 minutes to Belfast, and an easy commute to the Augusta area. It would make a wonderful horse farm, and a handful of outbuildings are already here, to house animals and to store groundskeeping equipment. The possibility of sub-division may be explored with the town.

The 1,512-square-foot home at 230 Choate Road, Montville, is listed for sale at $299,900 by Bob Lombardo of Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group Real Estate (Augusta office). Annual taxes were $1,651 in 2016.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Bob at 629-3522, 242-5281 or at bob[email protected].

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