WATERVILLE – As this home demonstrates, “Classic Cape” has taken on a whole new meaning. Once, the term implied a postwar house of modest proportions. Today, “classic” connotes spaciousness and floor-plan flexibility; a fine kitchen with an island, cherry cabinetry and stainless appliances; the advantage of a master suite.

All these elements are here, beneath a new roof, in a bright, four-bedroom home that is ideal for a family, and is offered for sale at a very affordable $214,900.

The master suite is on the first floor, and has a deep, daylight walk-in with built-ins, and access to a full bath whose door from the center hall can be closed off for privacy. Upstairs, there are three good-sized bedrooms, a full bath with tub, and a great opportunity – to create a bonus room above the oversized, two-vehicle garage. The daylight, cathedral-ceiling bonus room now has stairway access from the mud room; a door from the back bedroom could easily be added.

The lower level has a cool, L-shaped recreation room, with paneled wainscoting, that runs the length of the house, and adds 744 square feet of finished space, bringing the home’s total to 2,494.

The location is a winner, in a couple of senses. The established neighborhood of quality homes on blocks of tree-lined streets is just off Kennedy Memorial Drive, where there is not only every shopping convenience one could wish, but also ready access to I-95 (Exit 127).

And there are great cultural and recreational lifestyle advantages, including proximity to the lovely campus of Colby College, and its renowned Museum of Art (admission is free); to an energetic downtown whose many attractions include the Opera House, a farmer’s market, and annual arts and film festivals; and to hiking/skiing on the nearby Quarry Road Trails.

The home on a very nice, 0.48-acre lot at 18 Forest Park Road, Waterville, is listed by Allyson Karter of Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group (Augusta office). Taxes were $4,101 in 2015.

For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact Allyson at 623-4182, 649-6826, or at [email protected].

The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].

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