CHINA – Five minutes tops from U.S. Route 3, and just a 20-minute commute from Augusta, this sparkling, year-round home is nicely secluded on a quiet road high above China Lake. Best of all, the property comes with 200 feet of waterfront. There’s a perfect spot for a dock, and a little farther up the shore, a jumping-off rock for swimmers.

Westerly orientation ensures gorgeous sunsets, and the home is situated on its sloping, 1.08-acre lot to enjoy all-day sun, whether you’re on the lawn, or relaxing or entertaining on the 30-foot deck that overlooks the water. The pleasure of lakefront living is further enhanced by a picnic area with a cool fire pit.

Built in 2007, this home offers single-level living and super-low maintenance. It should also be mentioned that as a rental, the property would be a significant income-producer, especially in-season.)   

Inside, beneath a beautifully paneled cathedral ceiling, the main level is primarily open-concept, extending 25 feet from the bright kitchen, which has maple cabinetry and black appliances including a Whirlpool gas range, through the dining area into a sitting area with lake views and deck access. Down the hall are two good-sized bedrooms, back and front, and a full bath to serve them.

The master suite occupies the south wing. It has a paneled, vaulted ceiling; full bath with soaking tub, and full-view doors to the deck.

The walkout, daylight basement has a finished, carpeted office (or overflow/guest quarters) with plumbing ready for a third bath to be added. Laundry (dryer only) is nearby. Storage/workshop space is generous, and there’s a drive-in door.

The home at 37 55th Fire Road, China, is listed for sale at $325,000 by Lori Dube of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta. Please contact Lori at 623-1123 ext. 209; 620-0886; or at [email protected].

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