BELGRADE – Great Pond, at 8,239 acres, is the largest and finest of the renowned Belgrade Chain of Lakes; and here on its southeast shore, on a protected cove, is a spacious and comfortably elegant home with every amenity one could want.

The 12,300-square-foot- home was built in 2009 for a former longtime National Hockey League player who has ties to this state. All the best of Maine lakefront living is here: 200 feet of waterfront, with a dock, looking across the water to Foster’s Point. Westerly orientation ensures glorious sunsets.

The property is an ideal family retreat/compound. There are 10 bedrooms and nine and 1/2 baths. Above the garage is an in-law/guest suite as finely finished and beautifully appointed as the main part of the house, with a family room, a granite-and-cherry-and-stainless kitchen, bedroom suite, and a delightful bunk room of four built-in, stacked beds, with arched openings.

The arch is a design motif throughout, beginning with the twin alcoves in the formal entry, which welcomes you to a stunning great room that extends from a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the sitting area, to a gorgeous kitchen whose six-burner Viking Professional cooktop with griddle is also framed in stone. Two warming drawers, twin SubZero fridges, and a 10-foot island are among the features, and there’s a third refrigerator in the walk-pantry, which has a library ladder for reaching the uppermost built-ins.

Speaking of which, there is a library, too; and a games room; a sauna; a theater, with both big-screen wall and a stage; a choice of decks and porches; a very cool, natural-stone double fire pit … far more than can be listed here.

The location is very private – more than a mile down a private road that is off a secondary road – yet surprisingly convenient. August and its airport are 15 minutes away, and Portland just over an hour’s drive.

The home at 9 Dane Lane, Belgrade, is offered for sale at $1.8 million. For more information please see www.mainelakehouse.net, or contact Royce Watson of Maine’s Listing Solution at 624-2686 or at [email protected].

The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.

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