WAYNE – Here in a charming village setting, two doors down from the town library, is a handsome vintage Colonial that for more than two centuries has gazed down over its long half-acre gentle slope of back lawn to tranquil Mill Stream, on which the property has 80 feet of frontage.

It’s a lovely pastoral scene, one that on a recent rainy-day visit included a fly fisherman wading upstream towards the dam. The broad brook flows through town from Pocasset Lake to Androscoggin Lake; and from this back yard, you could kayak to the latter in a very few strokes, much as you can easily walk to the nearby, venerable Androscoggin Yacht Club. Visit http://aycwayne.org/ and you will find that a family membership costs only $95 for a year.

Built in 1800, the eight-room, three-bedroom, two-bath house has been scrupulously maintained by its longtime owners, and also expanded to its present 2,935 square feet. Facing the river is a stunning, newer, cathedral-ceilinged family room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, which also provide views from the second-floor balcony area. Ideal for entertaining, the room also has a cool wet bar, and accesses both the spacious, dine-in kitchen, and the dining room – note its painted floor, and its gorgeous chandelier made with ceramic English bowling balls.

That is just one of the home’s pleasing period details. Among the others are coffered ceilings, beautiful moldings, internal folding shutters, wainscoting, and an abundance of built-ins and wood floors. The living room has a gas-insert fireplace. A first-floor master bedroom makes single-level living an option. Other advantages are a solarium, a fenced brick patio, and lots of gardening opportunities.

The home on a 0.64-acre lot at 9 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, is listed for sale at $224,000 by Jean Kirkpatrick of Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors in Augusta. Please note at the asking price, all the home’s well-chosen contents and furnishings will convey. Annual taxes are $3,710 (2017-18). For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Jean at 441-5611 or at [email protected].

 

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