READFIELD – Designed by architect Robert Hayford, with distinct Frank Lloyd Wright flavor, this gorgeous contemporary home is the perfect complement to its lovely woods-and-waterfront setting, which includes 133 feet and a dock on a tranquil cove on the western shore of Maranacook Lake.

Abundant natural light, soul-enriching lake views and sunsets, spatially “clean,” linear construction, extensive Western red cedar and Douglas fir, vaulted ceilings and towering thermal windows are among the hallmarks of the home, which was built in 2008 on the site of a tiny, 1960s family cottage. Every modern comfort is provided, beginning with radiant heat in the tiled foyer, and continuing throughout the multi-level, 2,234-plus-1,321-square-foot home.

Down a few steps to the left of the foyer, a three-season room offers a wonderful retreat for relaxation and contemplation (or even television-watching, if you can take your eyes off the lake) alongside a floor-to-ceiling, dry stack granite woodburning fireplace. On the main level, kitchen and living area are unified as a true “great” room. The designer, gourmet kitchen is outfitted with stainless, Bosch appliances and a counter-depth, wood-paneled refrigerator, and commercial-grade range hood. Cabinetry is cherry, counters onyx black granite. There’s a Fujitsu heat/AC exchanger high on the wall; casement windows are in place front and back, to usher in breezes.

The master suite features a stunning bath with seamless, glass shower enclosure, and one of the double closets is set up as a very handy office.

Beneath tall cathedral pines, the gently sloping, secluded half-acre lot is a wonderful blend of professionally tended gardens, handsome hardscaping, and “natural” growth and stone outcroppings – a thoroughly eco-conscious environment. A few steps from the oversized, loft-storage garage, there’s a great bonus: A completely charming bunkhouse cottage, with carpeting, electricity, loft, and the sweet aroma of knotty pine.

Downstairs are a big bonus room with lakefront-access door; two bedrooms, served by another granite-and-tile bath; laundry, and a large, customized wood shop room (or office, studio, media room, etc.)


Amenities include underground utility power with a 12KW automatic house generator, a top-of-the-line security system, and remote-controlled Hunter Douglas shades for windows. There’s even a dog-washing station in the lower-level laundry, which has Tromm washer and dryer.

The home at 96 Nobis Point, Readfield, is listed for sale at $699,000 by Jean Kirkpatrick of Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors in Augusta, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jean at 441-5611 or at

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