BOWDOINHAM – Ideal for a hobbyist, such as a car collector; for a boating enthusiast, who will enjoy having the town launch on the Cathance River close by; and perhaps most of all for a contractor/builder, here is a just-completely-renovated home just two or three minutes from Interstate 295, a property that includes a 32-foot-by-32-foot, insulated garage/workshop that even has radiant heat.

Attached to the garage/workshop is a big car port, or boat port, or RV port. There’s plenty of additional space for parking on the 1.4-acre lot, and two other outbuildings: a detached, one-vehicle garage with a big, separate-door garden shed; and a charming playhouse, built to have electricity, that has a farmer’s porch.

The home, built in 1996, is squeaky-clean new and insulated. Spacious at 2,340 square feet, the house has floor-plan flexibility to accommodate a new owner’s bedrooms/office needs. On the first floor, a carpeted office (or bedroom opens off the hallway into the central, open-concept main living area, with kitchen and dining.

There are honey-toned maple cabinets, and counters, in abundances. Appliances are needed, but the kitchen is gas-range-ready. Off this area are a full bath with soaking tub and deep linen closet, and down the hall, a big bedroom that make one-level living an option.

A bedroom of similar size is just above on the second floor. Also upstairs are another full bath, and laundry enclosure; a smaller, front bedroom; and a huge great room of about 480 square feet, with two double closets. This room could become a fine master bedroom, and has a private staircase.

The basement has plenty of storage, and also invites finishing possibilities. The furnace is new; heat is two-zone.

Midway between Portland and Augusta, the location makes for a quick trip (less than a half-hour) to either, and is of course all the handier to Topsham, Bath and Brunswick. With its riverfront setting – boat launch, arts center, and park with new gazebo, and a weekly farmers’ market – and traditional, village charm, Bowdoinham is increasingly desirable for home-seekers. Note that Bowdoinham Days will be celebrated this weekend, Friday evening and all day Saturday.

The home at 371 Main St., Bowdoinham, is listed for sale at $274,900 by Steve Thomas of Sharon Drake Real Estate in Bath, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Steve at 751-4904, 443-1005 or at [email protected].


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