FARMINGDALE – Set well back from the quiet street on a level, 1.07-acre lot, here is a one-owner, post-and-beam chalet-style home with lots of lovely woodwork, and an open-concept, cathedral-ceiling main level that’s ideal for entertaining. A wraparound deck enhance the possibilities, in fine weather.

Warm and bright on a sunny winter’s day thanks to southerly orientation and a soaring wall of windows that make the house effectively passive solar, this “heart of the home” flows  from a galley kitchen on one side (the stainless, French-door refrigerator is new; the cabinetry is hickory) through an oak-floored dining area on the other side of the bar, and into ceramic-tiled living space that accesses the deck through twin full-view doors.

Down the hall are a pantry, and a good-sized bedroom and large, full bath.

Up wide stairs, the second level has a balcony/office/television area with skylight – a space that could be enclosed to add a third bedroom. Down the hall is the master suite, which has a large, private bath; a deep walk-in closet with built-in shelving; and a spacious bedroom with exposed beams, which run the length of the house.

The entry/basement level houses a vehicle (or boat) on one side; on the other are laundry and utilities. A buyer who would prefer more direct (i.e. stepless) access to the house need only extend the driveway/walkway to connect to the rear of the wraparound porch.

The detached, one-vehicle garage has additional storage out back, and is presently set up as a great workshop, with shelving on all walls. (A contractor would be very happy here; there’s plenty or parking space for additional vehicles, too.)

The location – pleasantly rural, and yet just a mile from the Hannaford supermarket in central Gardiner – helps make this property a find. The home is on a quiet, dead-end street, with high-ground views out over the Kennebec to Chelsea on the opposite shore. There’s even a snowmobile trail running through the neighborhood.

Wildlife, including deer, are frequent visitors, bedding down in people’s yards. Songbirds are abundant, too, attracted by the hummingbird tree next door, and by this property’s side-yard tulip tree.

The 1,450-square-foot home at 9 Putnam Drive, Farmingdale, is listed for sale at $164,900 by Harrison Wolfington of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Harrison at 747-3575, 592-8844, or at [email protected].

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