LIBERTY – Long, long ago a stage coach stop, and back in the 1930s a bed-and-breakfast called Hilltop House, this spacious, renovated home will soon be a destination once again – for a lucky buyer.

The precise date of construction is unknown, but for about 200 years the home has been perched on a rise overlooking picturesque Lake St. George, on whose northwestern shore it has 50 feet of deeded frontage, a short walk down the slope and across U.S. Route 3.

The property’s 13.89 acres and sweet gardens abut Lake St. George State Park, and the views from on high are splendid: across the lake to the far shore, and southeast to Mount Battie and the Camden Hills. Year-round, sunrises and sunsets are enchanting.

Originally a large Cape, the four-bedroom, two-bath home has been expanded to its present 3,500 square feet, and beneath its metal roof has been completely renovated over the past decade: Windows, septic, well, plumbing, electrical, heating (Biasi boiler) are new, as is cedar siding, and flooring, the majority of which is hardwood.

Interior highlights include a kitchen with new appliances, custom Candlelight cabinets and granite counters, and a Mansfield Hearthstone wood stove in the generous sitting area. Off the kitchen, there’s a beautiful, tiled, cathedral-ceiling sun room, which also has a wood stove. A special design touch: Imported English tiles, of the Edwardian period, as seen in the “mud” room, on the living room’s decorative fireplace, and elsewhere.

Also new: A two-vehicle garage, and a three-stall, modular horse barn with tack room, paddock and run-in, making the property ideal for horse-lovers.

The 3,500-square-foot home at 45 Bolin Hill Road, Liberty, is listed for sale at $299,000 by Alexis Scott of Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group (Augusta office). Taxes are $3,019 for 2016. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Alexis at 629-3532, 458-2184, or at [email protected].

 

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