AUGUSTA – Yes, Augusta. You could drive much, much farther to find the peace, the quality of life, and the sweet waterfront setting that are here just 10 minutes from the city center and every convenience, and just a mile off U.S. Route 3.

This year-round home has been cherished and scrupulously maintained by the same family since 1976. The robins who nest in the lilac beside the porch return year after year, and why wouldn’t they?

The 0.96-acre property has 260 feet of frontage on Togus Pond, at the edge of a broad, level lawn that divides naturally into outdoor “rooms” – table area here, bench there, garden here, play area there, etc. There’s a dock, and a sandy beach, and reeds and lily pads whose promise of fine bass fishing does not go unfulfilled.

While many buyers may wish to update the kitchen, they must surely be pleased with recent additions, which include a new Bosch dishwasher; an enclosed, pine-paneled porch/mudroom; and the December-2015-new, wraparound deck, which overlooks the water.

And there’s lots to like about original features, too. The spacious living room, which opens to the deck through full-view sliders, has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with a Jotul stove. There’s a three-season-plus solarium at the back of the house, just past the open, formal dining room into which the kitchen flows.

There are two full baths plus a powder room, and an excellent degree of floor-plan flexibility, because bedrooms and bonus rooms, which total five, offer options for use as an office/study, crafts room, etc.

The detached, two-vehicle garage has space for a workshop, and in addition, a separate room handy for crafts, as a potting shed, etc.

The 2,244-square-foot waterfront home at 142 Albee Road, Augusta, was built in 1961. It is listed for sale at $299,900 by Nate Laflin of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. Taxes are $4,639 (2016). For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Nate at 592-3377, 629-9211 or at [email protected].

 

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