SMITHFIELD – Some homes inhabit their settings very naturally, and this handsome, shingled waterfront contemporary is a perfect example.

Custom-designed, top-quality constructed and crafted, the all-seasons house sits on a secluded, 2.5-acre lot whose 200 feet of frontage on pristine East Pond include a sandy beach area.

A waterside deck, a pair of docks, and a 12-foot-by-18-foot attached deck enhance enjoyment of the classic Maine lakefront location.

So too does the home’s interior. Facing the water are a charming, spacious sunroom with balcony, and a chalet-style great room, gorgeously paneled to the peak of its cathedral ceiling. The gas fireplace’s fieldstone surround and bluestone hearth are from the property, as are the exposed beams and posts that accent the warm-toned pine walls.

Easterly orientation, and the great room’s towering windows, ensure wonderful light and spectacular sunrises. To one side, the cook’s kitchen has honed, Prince Edward Island granite surfaces, an Amana gas range, walk-in pantry, and extensive pecan cabinetry.

Formal dining room and living room, both comfortably elegant, are at the front of the house; the master suite sits behind the sun room, and shares its brightness and lake views.

With 10 rooms and three bedrooms, the home has potential as a compound, especially since its lower level (guest room, bath, and a huge, walkout family/recreation room) adds 1,372 square feet of finely finished space (for a total of 3,864).

Built in 1999, and scrupulously maintained by its one owner, the home is super-insulated and super-efficient. Amenities include central air conditioning in the kitchen, and a whole-house generator. The attached, two-vehicle garage has access on both levels.

The beauty of nature is ever-present (even in the address, Frog Rock Lane, in honor of a 6-foot, froglike rock in the cove). The gardens are delightful. Eagles and loons are frequent visitors. Kayaking and canoeing are excellent on the placid, 1,823-acre pond, whose diverse fishery includes brown trout (which are stocked) and both largemouth and smallmouth bass.

The home at 37 Frog Rock Lane, Smithfield, is listed for sale at $574,900  by Harrison Wolfington of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell, and is being shown by appointment.

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

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