AUBURN – Here is a pair of immaculate and spacious eight-room, 2.5-bath condominiums – new in 2006, but never lived in –  that represent an extraordinary value.

The homes are in the 26-unit Colonial Ridge Condominium Association, whose 18.93 beautifully landscaped acres are tucked into a woodsy location conveniently 5 minutes from Exit 75 of the Maine Turnpike, and so just a half-hour from Portland. No. 50 Harvest Hill Lane, measuring 2,158 square feet, is offered for sale at $200,000. No. 20 Harvest Hill, a shade smaller at 2,098 square feet, but distinguished partly by some differences in finish – granite counters in the kitchen, for example – is listed at $205,000.

No. 20 is also an end unit, one of two in its building; No. 50 is set townhouse-style into an eight-unit building. No. 20 has an enclosed porch that opens out to a patio; No. 50 has an elevated, 8 foot by 16 foot private balcony, and a patio below that is accessed from the daylight basement.

No. 50’s slightly larger size is thanks to a bonus room/office with a half-bath handy; its hardwood flooring is hickory, while No. 20’s is cherry. No. 20’s designated dining space is next to a bay window; No. 50’s is a touch more formal, with elegant wainscoting on its walls.

But overall, there are more similarities than differences. Each condominium’s main level is primarily open-concept, with a sitting area featuring a gas fireplace in a handsome, dentil-molding surround. The kitchens are sleek, with high-end stainless appliances; No. 20’s include a wine refrigerator and a JennAir gas range.

On the carpeted second floors, master suites with walk-in closets and skylit full baths, are at the front. Second and third bedrooms, with double closets, are at the rear and are served by a full bath (with laundry enclosure) off the center hall.

Pets are allowed. Other mutual advantages include full basements with high ceilings and great finishing potential; oversized, one-vehicle, direct entry garage, plus a parking space and generous guest parking, both off-street; multiple-zone heat; central air and vac; and a wonderful community center with gym, exercise equipment and locker rooms. A big kitchen and a stone-fireplaced common room, plus a games room, make the center ideal for functions.

The Colonial Ridge condominiums are listed for sale by Tanya Busch of The Maine Real Estate Network (Auburn office) and are being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Tanya at 212-6161, 689-9880 or at [email protected].


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Photographs of No. 50 by Michael Berube.

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