WINTHROP – Amazing to reflect, as you gaze southeast across the water from this splendid year-round home on Cobbosseecontee Lake, that you are only a quick 10 miles from central Augusta, even as you enjoy the best of Maine waterfront living. The 4,800-square-foot home sits on a sweetly secluded 1.43 acres, and includes 295 feet of shorefront with gentle water access, a dock, and deep water to accommodate bigger boats. Here at the mouth of small Longfellow’s Cove, the site is not only protected but also peaceful, thanks to boat traffic’s passing at a distance.

Inside, the home’s wealth of windows catches wonderful light and frames the views.  Handsome woodwork includes lots of oak, high-grade pine, and maple flooring. The updated kitchen has lovely granite counters, extending into the casement-window bay, and a wine refrigerator built into the bar shared with the dining area, where a new pellet stove on a brick hearth adds warmth.

From the back-to-front living room, which has a wood-burning heat ventilator fireplace in its floor-to-ceiling brick hearth, full-view doors open to a three-part, elevated deck whose center has been enclosed to create a sunroom. From below the deck’s south end, in season, you can hear the gentle trickle of a little pump-fed pond, set amid a charming Zen-like garden of rocks and ornamentals.

There are two garages, both five years newer than the 1980-built house.The detached garage, at 42 by 28 square feet, can hold multiple (or large) vehicles/boats, and has a huge, walkup workshop on the second level. The oversized, two-vehicle, direct-entry garage also has finished space, in the form of an upstairs, carpeted, two-double-closet, 700-square-foot family/bonus room, with balcony. Downstairs, there’s a five-person hot tub in a tiled-and-paneled room. A tall Palladian window illuminates both rooms, and also provides lake views.

Upstairs, a room-size landing/sitting area overlooks the water from on high, as do a pair of bedrooms, with the long, L-shaped master in the south wing. The full bath, at center rear of this level, opens through double pocket doors on each side. A big laundry room (Tromm washer and dryer) is next to the bath.

The finished, daylight lower level adds 1,400 square feet of living space that constitutes a perfect guest suite, one with both private entrance and its own kitchen, and full bath with soaking tub. Both the bedroom and the living room – which has a wood-burning brick fireplace – face the water, and the suite has a door out to the lawn.

Low maintenance is another of the home’s virtues, thanks to its metal roof, no-care siding, and efficent, multi-zone oil heat.

The home at 138 Pine Point Lane, Winthrop, is listed for sale at $649,900 by Bill Sprague, Jr., of Sprague and Curtis Real Estate in Augusta, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Bill at 623-1123 ext. 207; 458-0555; or at [email protected]

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