OAKLAND – A couple of years ago, this year-round property on Messalonskee Lake was featured on the HGTV show “Vacation Home For Free.”

The first, primary level of the 1992 home had recently been renovated, and one can only suppose that this stunning custom kitchen was a highlight of the show. Features here include quartz surfaces, the island’s contrasting with black elsewhere; subway tile, corner wet bar, six-burner Jenn-Air gas range, and a stainless, double-door Frigidaire Professional refrigerator/freezer.

The kitchen is but one part of an oak-floored great room, subtly divided by architectural columns, that includes both dining and living-room areas; the latter has a stone hearth and stacked-stone chimney.

But even amid the beauties of the home’s interior, the eye is inevitably drawn to the lake. Easterly orientation ensures brilliant sunrises, and the site, a nicely private 0.92-acre lot is ideal: A level lawn spreads out to the property’s 125 feet on the lake, which include granite steps into the water, while the home is elevated, its windows maximizing the views.

Full-view doors along the first floor open out to a 700-square-foot deck. Up a staircase with handsome raised paneling, the three-bedroom second level has a balcony-style hallway, open to the great room, and so shares its prospects of the water. The two lake-facing decks on this level include one off the south wing’s master suite.

The daylight, walkout ground level also looks out to the lake, and includes a recreation room, a pair of bonus/overflow/guest rooms, a stellar, paneled office, and a full bath. Altogether, the house has 3,600 square feet of finished living space.

The home at 72 Mallard Lane, Oakland, is listed for sale at $689,000 by Don Plourde of Caldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate in Waterville. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Don at 861-2462 or at [email protected].

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