SIDNEY – “Tax-friendly” is an adjective that can’t be applied to every Maine municipality, but it describes Sidney. Combine that consideration with the excellent value represented by this contemporary Colonial – offered for sale at $239,000, with taxes just $2,465 in 2016 – and here is a wonderful opportunity for a family seeking a fine, spacious home – with extras.

The 2,784-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home built in 1979 sits on two acres of lawn, pasture and woods. The property includes a four-stall barn, and you can walk through the woods down to the Kennebec River. The triple-bay garage is direct-entry, into a beautifully paneled mud room with storage beneath long seats.

Off the bright, cathedral-ceilinged kitchen is a large, three-season sunroom overlooking a patio and a rail-fenced back yard with gardens and lots of perennials. The living room features a Hearthstone Heritage wood stove on a stone hearth. The second story is one huge master suite, with a double-entry, daylight walk-in closet. The multi-purpose finished area in the full basement includes tons of closet space.   

The location, midway between Augusta and Waterville, is handy to both areas via Interstate 95 (Exit 120 is just four miles away).

Please note that the adjacent property, 3827 West River Road, is also listed for sale, offered at $125,000. The open-plan, 2,000-square foot building was built in 1986 and has a small office, a kitchenette and a full bathroom, and sits on 2.2 acres. New septic was installed in 2011; the well is shared with the next-door property. Taxes were $957 in 2016.

Both 3811 West River Road, Sidney, and 3827, are listed by April J. Nored of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. They may be purchased as a package, for $354,000.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact April at 557-1123 or at [email protected].

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