READFIELD – “A lot of house for the money” is a common phrase in the world of real estate, and in some cases, it’s accurate. It certainly is true of this 2,200-square-foot home, which was quality-built in 1993, scrupulously maintained and regularly updated, and only last week was listed for sale at $269,900.

The effectively new home’s traditional character is largely thanks to its wealth of wood, such as gleaming pine floors and even ceiling boards, and lots of maple in the custom kitchen and the butler’s pantry. Past the double-closeted “mud” room (note the alcove perfect for a bench seat) are an open-plan succession of dining area (wonderful views, and a wood stove on a stone hearth); updated kitchen, with two-level bar and stainless Bosch appliances; and comfortable living room.

Along the inner hall are a powder room, the butler’s pantry, and a great bonus: a fully-maple-shelved library/office/den that easily accommodates desk areas for two people.

Upstairs, the private master suite occupies the east wing, and includes a huge bedroom with cedar closet; a daylight, walk-in closet/dressing room with built-ins; and a big bath with stained-glass window, enclosed commode, and an oversized shower enclosure with seat. One front bedroom features two sets of three deep, built-in drawers. Next to the laundry chute, the second full bath has a soaking tub and twin oval sinks. Down the hall are two very spacious bedrooms, one front, one back.

The basement has excellent ceiling height; laundry with Bosch washer and dryer; walkup to the one-vehicle, direct-entry garage; plenty of workshop/storage space, and even radiant heat. The hot water heater is a wall-hung Rinnai. Propane gas heat is multiple zone. A carport next to the garage adds more vehicle storage.

Conveniently less than 15 minutes from Augusta, the house sits amid 5.5 acres of lush and rolling green lawn bounded by woods to the south, at the dead end of a three-property unpaved road. This location was the McKenney Farm, back in the day. Now, the site enjoys wonderful privacy and offers great opportunities for enthusiastic gardeners, or horse-lovers (plenty of room to add a barn and a paddock) or devotees of critters such as chickens, goats, alpacas, etc.

A great home for a growing family, the property at 38 McKenney Road, Readfield, is listed for sale by Jessica Fike of Brookewood Realty in Manchester, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jessica at 458-9108, 620-8212, or at [email protected]

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