AUGUSTA – New housing in development form has long been in short supply in the Capital City. So this newer, fast-growing neighborhood in East Augusta represents a great custom-home-owning opportunity for families and professionals.

The location provides many lifestyle advantages: Cony High School and Middle School are a short walk via path away, as are playing fields, tennis courts and 175 acres of city-maintained nature trails; the Historic Riverfront district is only a mile from here, and the new bypass to Interstate 95 just two miles distant.

Fieldstone Place when fully realized will consist of 55 custom homes, each on a half-acre lot, explained Ann Castonguay of Sprague and Curtis Real Estate. Phase 1 (of three) with 17 homes has been completed. Prices range from $235,000 to more than $500,000; most homes measure 1,700 to 2,500 square feet, and lots are available for $59,900.

Water and sewer are public (there are no association fees); natural gas is planned to be supplied soon; underground utilities and architectural streetlights contribute to the neighborhood’s distinct aesthetic; construction practices are “green.”

This single-level home is not for sale,  but is a sterling example of what Fieldstone has to offer even at a lower price point. Executive ranch in style, built in 2010, the one-owner house of 1,698 square feet is immaculate and beautifully finished.

From the wide, tiled foyer, you look through a wide, arched door into the kitchen; on your left, a wide, arched window reveals the formal  dining room. The arches – matching, and also enhancing the open-concept feel of the main living areas – are but one example of the home’s fine design and detailing.

The lovely kitchen features honed-granite counters that include a gracefully curving, multi-seat dining island; oak cabinetry, in a darker stain that contrasts nicely with the white appliances; and lighting both recessed and pendant, the latter echoed in the dining room chandelier, but up-facing. Beneath the cathedral ceiling, the kitchen is open to the living room, where there’s a corner pellet stove on a handsome hearth. French doors open out to big deck and a paved patio; the back lawn is well screened by mature trees.

Good-sized second and third bedrooms are on the home’s south side, and are served by a full bath with soaking tub. Past a hallway with laundry enclosure and access to the oversized, two-vehicle garage, the private master suite occupies the opposite wing. The large bedroom has a windowed alcove perfect for a desk; the bath is elegant, and the walk-in closet deep.

The full basement has good ceiling height and presents any number of possibilities for creating finished space for recreation and more uses.

The Fieldstone Drive, Augusta neighborhood is being shown by appointment. To arrange a private viewing or for more information, please contact Ann at 623-1123; 242-1464, or at [email protected].

 

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, the Home of the Week is provided at no cost.

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