WINTHROP – So high on a hill above Cobbessee Lake that there are water glimpses from the upstairs bedrooms, here is a splendid vintage home (built in 1801) that has been thoroughly modernized but beautifully retains its period charm and character.

Spacious at 2,500 square feet, the metal-roofed home has plenty of highlights. The kitchen, of course: Set off from the mudroom by a brick chimney exposed up to the paneled cathedral ceiling, with a gas stove sitting on the hearth, it features slate counters, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances including a Viking Professional six-burner gas range, butcher block dining island with sink and marble inset, a pair of skylights, and hardwood flooring.

To one side is the first-floor master suite, also new, and complete with walk-in closet and bath with both shower enclosure and jetted tub. French doors open out to a delightful patio and circular garden area with a fire pit and pergolas, and a mix of stone and brick that includes a granite bench.

The huge dining room, whose built-ins include a handsome china cabinet, is in the center of the first floor. Off it on either side are a half-bath with laundry and a study/play room; and at the front of the house, the living room, which has a wood stove on a brick hearth, and a wonderful library with floor-to-ceiling shelving all around, and three window seats.

The property includes a detached three-level barn suitable for many uses. There are apple trees and blueberry bushes on the 5.22-acre lot, which is adjacent to hiking/snowshoe trails, and minutes from Augusta and I-295.

The four-bedroom, three-bath home at 123 South Road, Winthrop, is listed for sale at $320,000 by Geri Doyle of Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors, in Augusta. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Geri at 207-592-0566 or at [email protected].

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