PITTSTON – Older houses that have been updated to provide modern comforts are not unusual. But a completely contemporary home with vintage character and period appeal is rare, indeed.

Here is one: A classic New England Colonial that was built in 2002, feels and “lives” as fresh and new as today, and is beautifully detailed inside and out, from the cupola atop the garage to the window seat in the lovely kitchen or the fluted panels in the family room.

Hallways are wide; ceilings are high; French doors enhance the flow of abundant light. Everything is custom, so the home is one-of-a-kind, a perfect blend of traditional design elements and open-concept living spaces, and even the great advantage of floor-plan flexibility.

For example, the first-floor office/library could serve as a formal dining room. The huge bonus/recreation room above the heated, oversized garage is a boon to family life, but may also invite transformation into a master suite. And the full, walkup, oval-windowed  attic, which has excellent ceiling height, presents further options for creating finished living space.

Not that more is necessarily needed in the 3,272-square-foot Colonial, whose prime candidate for “favorite room” may well be the main living expanse that extends side-to-side across the back of the house, flowing from a sitting area with a wood stove with marble-tile surround, through architectural columns into dining space, and then into a bright and gorgeous kitchen whose oak island and other surfaces are tile-topped. Black appliances, including twin dishwashers, offer a pleasant visual contrast.

Full-view doors open to the deck and a woods-screened green haven of a back yard, with a fire pit, and a delightful garden shed. Southeast-facing behind its swath of front lawn, the home enjoys a secluded, 2.7-acre-lot setting in a location convenient not only to the Augusta and Central Maine lakes area, but also to Wiscasset and the Maine coast.

The home at 40 Country Lane, Pittston, is listed for sale at $369,900 by Harrison Wolfington of Laflin Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Harrison at 592-8844 or at [email protected].

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, the Central Maine Home of the Week is provided at no cost.

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