BOWDOINHAM – This good-looking saltbox built in 1996 is secluded on a woodsy two-acre lot, with a little brook running along behind the house – one of those charming brooks whose trickle and babble you can hear.

Beyond, there is extensive wooded acreage, as preserved by one of the handful of neighbors, here in this pleasantly rural enclave a couple of miles from River Road/U.S. Route 24. And this home, which is in the midst of an open yard that gets excellent light, and is ringed by trees that ensure privacy,
suits its setting very well.

There’s a pair of apple trees in the pretty, fenced front yard (which is ideal for dogs); and a cool, rustic, oversized garage/barn that can handle trucks easily, and has electricity and a second level that needs only stairs for easy access.

A contractor, especially one with a growing family, would find this setup especially appealing. For any home-seeker, more good news comes in the form of the asking price of $199,900.

Inside, the home’s first level is primarily open-plan. The tiled kitchen, which has oak cabinetry, new gas range and dishwasher, and a very cool custom backsplash, opens into a beautifully paneled – both walls and cathedral ceiling – living room/great room, with a woodstove on a tile hearth, a sweet bay windown, and access out to the elevated deck. Oriented south, these spaces enjoy great light.

A large bedroom with a double closet has a delightful view out over the brook, makes one-level living an option. Near the front entrance, there’s a huge full bathroom, its shower enclosure oversized, that includes laundry, with a new Samsung washer.

On the second level are two good-sized bedrooms, one with an extra closet that opens into under-eaves attic storage, and a full bath to serve them.

The daylight, walkout basement is another bonus, with excellent ceiling enhancing finishing possibilities. Heat is three-zone (one for each level) and made all the more economical by the woodstove, which consumed barely a cord of wood in keeping the house warm last winter.

The location is very handy to Richmond and to Bowdoinham’s riverfront town center, as well as Augusta, Brunswick, Freeport and Portland via I-295.

The 1,560-square-foot home at 22 Cranberry Way, Bowdoinham, is listed for sale by Jane Cyr of Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group (Auburn office) and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Jane at 795-9611; 740-6934; or at [email protected].

 

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