PITTSTON – Here is a 73-acre countryside estate with every amenity, and just as many possibilities.   

The former include two spring-fed ponds (stocked); an inground swimming pool; a basketball court; a mile of trails for ATVs and more; a clapboard-sided barn with horse stalls and a tack room; and a large, detached equipment garage. And that’s just a partial list of what the grounds have to offer.

Inside, the 10-room, 3,200-square-foot, Cape-style home features a wealth of wood, in fine finishes that epitomize rustic elegance – note the gleaming wide pine flooring and the wainscoting in the den, for example.

The kitchen has hickory cabinetry and flooring, and a tongue-and-groove pine-paneled cathedral ceiling with skylights. There’s a 10-foot island (surfaces are quartz); a fireplace in a floor-to-ceiling brick hearth; and stainless, high-end appliances including a four-burner gas range and a French door refrigerator.

Among the highlights of the second floor are a very cool catwalk (it’s above the kitchen) and a stunning master suite whose spacious bath has both a jetted tub and a shower enclosure, and whose huge, front-to-back bedroom has intriguing angles in its soaring ceiling, and stairs up into the cupola, for panoramic views out over the landscape. (Southwesterly orientation ensures excellent light throughout the house.)

With its 40 acres of fields, the property has excellent potential for an equestrian, an organic farmer, a developer wishing to subdivide to create new homes, or a contractor establishing a home-business base (the three-vehicle direct-entry garage has 14-foot ceilings). The location – less than 10 minutes to central Gardiner, and 20 minutes to Augusta, Wiscasset, U.S. Route 1 and the Maine coast – is another advantage.

The property at 850 Wiscasset Road, Pittston, is listed for sale at $775,000 by Les Priest of Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group (Augusta office).

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Les at 629-3531, 215-7349, or at [email protected].

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