GARDINER – This immaculate single-level home, set a good 100 feet back from the street in a quiet neighborhood, is ideal both for first-time home-buyers, and for those looking to downsize.

And, it is offered at the very attractive price of just $134,900.

Built in 1970, the two-owner ranch has always been scrupulously maintained, and has seen many updates by the seller. The 30-year, architectural-shingles roof is new this month. New appliances in the kitchen, whose cabinetry is freshly painted, include Bosch oven and Amana dishwasher, both stainless (as is the vintage NuTone Whispaire range hood).

Flooring – good-looking laminate in the kitchen and dining area, carpet in the large living room and in the two bedrooms – is new, too. Nice advantages include central air, and three-zone (living, bathroom, bedrooms) forced hot water heat. Speaking of heat and efficient, the spacious living room’s handsome brick fireplace has a newer wood stove insert.

Laundry is housed in an enclosure off the dining area, whose double full-view sliders open to a 12-foot-by-20-foot deck with bench seating, and the big back yard of this level, 0.81-acre lot, which has a fire pit and several productive apple trees, and is very well screened.

Down the hall are an updated full bath with cast-iron soaking tub, and a pair of good-size end bedrooms, each with ceiling fan and double closet.

The full basement’s excellent ceiling height is an invitation to create finished space, with plenty of room for the utilities and a workshop area, too. There’s also workshop space in the attached, two-vehicle garage, which has storage space above.

The 1,064-square-foot home at 16 Fairview St., Gardiner, is listed by Bart Stevens, broker/owner at Century 21 Nason Realty in Waterville, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Bart at 873-2119 ext. 16; 861-1144; or at [email protected].

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