NEW GLOUCESTER – As turn-key as a home can be, this Colonial built in 1997 has been devotedly maintained by its sole owners, and now stands ready for a new family to benefit from its pristine condition, and to enjoy its many amenities and the overall quality of life provided.

Spacious at 2,008 square feet, the house has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths (ideal for a family) and sits well back from the street on a very private two-acre lot amid generous-sized lawns ringed by woods. Westerly orientation ensures excellent sunlight.

Behind the farmer’s porch, and off a tiled mudroom with half-bath/laundry, the main level is essentially open-plan; living room and family room, on either side at the front, flow into the kitchen and into the dining room, respectively, at either end of the back of the house.

The kitchen’s all-Frigidaire, all-black appliances are newer, contrasting nicely with the oak flooring and cabinetry. Trim and six-panel doors are warm-toned Southern yellow pine, stained to complement the oak. The kitchen is dine-in, too; alongside a half-wall, a table for six fits perfectly by the full-view doors out to the back porch.

Upstairs, the center hall has new oak flooring. The bedroom arrangement is traditional-Colonial four-square, with all bedrooms carpeted, and all but one having a double closet, or closets. A central full bath with soaking tub serves bedrooms 1-3; the master has a bath with shower enclosure en suite, and a single closet plus a double-double closet that you can step into, with built-ins.

The full basement has good ceiling height (finishing potential); and with utilities to one side, there’s plenty of room for workshop, storage and exercise equipment elsewhere. The direct-entry, two-vehicle garage is oversized, and also daylight.

The location, on a quiet road of few houses that ends in a cul-de-sac, is low-traffic and kid-friendly; pleasantly woodsy and secluded, but convenient to both intown Portland and to Auburn.

The home at 48 Waterman Drive, New Gloucester,  is listed for sale at $250,000 by Dawn Marston of Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader (Scarborough office) and is being shown by appointment. Annual taxes are $3,248.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Dawn at 289-3830, 939-2827, 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.

Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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