SIDNEY – This beautifully renovated and expanded year-round home has 110 feet of frontage near the center of Messalonskee Lake’s nine-mile expanse, just off the pristine lake’s deepest point (118 feet).

And enhancing outdoor enjoyment of this Maine lakefront paradise are a dock with a lift that can handle the seller’s 21-foot, 3,600-pound boat (and even a craft weighing 5,000 pounds); and a stunning outdoor slate-patio with fireplace, another recent improvement to the property.

Add to that list a wraparound Azak deck for relaxation, fine-weather dining, and admiring spectacular sunsets.

Enter the 2,754-square-foot home via the full-view door from the deck and you are in a stunning open-concept two-level room of about 1,000 square feet, and the centerpiece of a renovation in 2005. This primary living space includes slightly elevated, tiled kitchen (cherry cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances, honed granite surfaces, walk-in pantry with built-ins); ample dining space; and both traditional living room, and a charming sitting area with a Vermont Castings wood stove.

Single-level living is an option, thanks to a master bedroom with double closet and en suite bath. There’s also a good-sized, carpeted, corner office (or third bedroom). Through an arched door, down the hall is another bath with a gorgeous, brick-red-tiled, oversized shower enclosure, and laundry behind folding doors.

On the second level, a wonderful family room runs back-to-front, where a tall Palladian window provides views out over the lake. There’s a granite bar with sink and build-in fridge in the corner, lighted kneewall closets the length of each side of the room, and more than enough space for both a big pool table and exercise equipment at the same time.

On the other side of the oak stairs is a sitting room with a double closet – potentially, the fourth bedroom. A short hall on one side opens to a full bath with Jacuzzi tub; the hall on the other side, to a big walk-in closet with built-ins, and a very nice, very private second bedroom.

The secluded property has two outbuildings on its 1.3 acres: A storage building with a workshop on the second level, and a three-vehicle garage, 28 feet by 40 feet, that has a two-bedroom guest/in-law apartment upstairs.

(Side note: When award-winning “Empire Falls” was being filmed in the area a decade ago, director Fred Schepisi considered staying in the apartment, but found it too small. So he rented the home instead.)

The Messalonskee Lake property is listed for sale at $825,000 by Jane Bolduc of Century 21 Surette Real Estate in Waterville, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jane at 873-5634, 314-1350, or at [email protected].


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