AUGUSTA – Priced at just $209,900, this cedar-sided, classic Cape on a pleasantly rural, six-acre lot represents great value, especially for a growing family.

Built in 1988, the home has been beautifully updated in that most important area: the kitchen. Counters are honed granite, appliances are black, and cabinetry, including the handsome floor-to-ceiling custom pantry, is cherry, in a warm, dark-honey color. The kitchen’s 18-inch floor tiles are shared by the adjacent mudroom, which has a cathedral ceiling, double-double coat closet, and laundry in an enclosure.

Through full-view sliders, the kitchen opens to a 10-foot-by-40-foot deck overlooking the back yard and undeveloped land beyond. At the front of the house are the formal dining room, and the living room, which has a charmingly low, brick, wood-burning fireplace in one corner. Down the hall are a full bath with soaking tub, and a bright, good-sized bedroom (always a plus on the first floor); or den, or office, depending on the buyer’s needs or preferences.

Up a beautifully finished oak staircase, the second level has two end bedrooms and a full bath, nicely updated with skylight; granite-topped, oval-sink vanity; and a jet soaking tub. The south-side bedroom, the master, has a walk-in closet with built-ins; the second bedroom, a double closet and a big, window-sized casement skylight.

Down carpeted stairs, the full basement has excellent ceiling height, and with some modification, offers great possibilities for finishing to create an office, home gym, media room, etc. Or, of course, a workshop – but then, that’s already provided, along the back wall of the oversized, direct-entry, two-vehicle garage, which has walkup storage on its second level (another candidate for creating finished, bonus-room space).

The setting – a good 150 feet back from the street which dead-ends about a quarter-mile on, with marshy open land (much visited by deer) and woods beyond the back lawn – and the location – barely 10 minutes from downtown, or the U.S. Route 3 bypass in the other direction – are advantages. In fact, you can walk out your back door to go hunting in season. The lot goes back about 1,000 feet into the woods past the marshy area.

The home at 479 Eight Rod Road, Augusta, is listed for sale by Chris Vallee and Scott Baker of RE/MAX Capital Chris Vallee Associates in Hallowell, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Chris (242-2041,  [email protected]) or Scott (441-7006,  [email protected]).


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