GARDINER – A classic ranch is a fine option for home-seekers, especially downsizers and first-time buyers who have a child or two.

Similarly, a secluded but convenient location is always appealing. And so is a home that has been pretty much completely updated, with improvements that include a new roof, energy-efficient windows, flooring, interior paint, and vinyl siding.

And then, there’s affordability.

And then, there’s this home, which combines all of the above desirable qualities. The ranch on a quiet, woods-surrounded cul-de-sac of a half-dozen properties is offered for sale at a reduced price of $119,900.

Built in 1978, the 1,008-square foot home has three good-sized, newly carpeted bedrooms. The full bath with soaking tub has had fixture updates.

The eat-in kitchen – white cabinetry, cream-and-black appliances – has been freshened, too, and is open to the sunny living room (the home is south-facing) through a picture-window-sized pass-through, beneath which a dining table would go very nicely.   

The full basement provides tons of storage and workshop space – there’s even a tile-topped workbench. Excellent ceiling height makes creating finished space an inviting option.

The half-acre lot is a further advantage, with a large, mostly fenced back yard, and a handy garden shed. There is ample space to add a garage.

In regards to location, the property is tucked in a quarter-mile off River Road (U.S. Route 24) in south Gardiner. River View Community School (grades 3-5) is just down the road;

downtown Gardiner and all its conveniences just up the road, and Hallowell with its attractions is a short drive beyond. Interstate 295 Exit 49 is 10 minutes away.

Annual taxes are $1,983.

The home at 3 Hillside Circle, Gardiner, is listed by Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty (Wiscasset office) and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a  private viewing, please contact Sherri at 882-5020; 380-7931; 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.

Please send suggestions for homes to feature to [email protected].