CANTON – Picture-perfect, indeed. Here just outside the village center, in a little lakeside enclave of fewer than a dozen houses, is a year-round, waterfront home with wonderful cottage character.

The house has 60 feet of frontage, and a dock, on the east shore of Lake Anasagunticook (588 acres, mean depth of 23 feet, maximum depth of 46 feet, the state Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Web site informs). Fishermen will appreciate that brown trout, smallmouth bass, and chain pickerel are the three principal species here.

Years ago, a summer place occupied the 0.20-acre lot; but now, about all that remains of the vintage building is its footprint. The metal-roofed, vinyl-sided home was completely rebuilt in 2011, and feels even newer. (Please note that it can also be expanded 30 percent.)

But even at 792 square feet – plus a 24-foot-by-16-foot, side-to-side deck that looks out across the lake – the home doesn’t feel small. Upstairs is devoted to three carpeted bedrooms. The main level has an oak-floored, open-plan expanse facing the lake, with a handsome stone gas fireplace at one end.

The eat-in kitchen features white appliances and oak cabinetry. The full bath is on the opposite end of the back of the house.

The convenient location – a half-hour from Auburn – raises second-home appeal and rental possibilities. Note, too, that the home is offered completely furnished.

The home at 27 Lake Shore Drive, Canton, is listed for sale at $259,500 by Richard Sirois of Regency Realty Group in South Portland, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Dick at 233-0633, 253-1500, 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.

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