CUMBERLAND – Built in 1984, and later expanded to a total of 3,653 square feet, this bright Colonial has the vintage character of a home of another era, and the features and comforts of 2017. Small wonder that it has just gone under contract.

Off the tiled, two-section mudroom, there’s a front-to-back family room one one side; on the other, the heart of the open-plan main level: a gem of a chef’s kitchen, whose stainless appliances include a Wolf gas range with four burners and an elevated griddle, and a Maytag French door refrigerator. Counters are Corian, floors oak, ceiling beams exposed, here and above the adjacent double living room with a wood stove on a brick hearth.

The skylit solarium is a delight. A powder room and a traditional dining room (and a deck with pastoral views) complete the first floor.

There are two staircases to the four-bedroom, two-bath second floor, one highlight of which is a master suite with front-to-back bedroom, a full bath with both a jetted tub and a shower enclosure, and an extra-large daylight walk-in closet with lots of built-ins. Another highlight – a second bedroom suite – opens off the reading area of a bright, two-section loft; the other section is a great office.  There’s a daylight laundry room here, too.

Oil heat is multi-zone. Beyond a separate, Dutch-doored utility room, the basement has a large, daylight, finished (and above all, versatile) space presently used as a seamstress’s work room. There’s a second workshop, too, off the two-vehicle, direct-entry garage.

Equestrians take note: There’s a five-stall horse barn with paddock and run-in (the barn is, of course, adaptable to other uses) on the private, partially wooded, four-acre lot, which also has a charming, cottage-style wood shed.

The home at 16 Apple Blossom Way, Cumberland, is listed for sale at $520,000 by Brian Wilson of Landmark Realty in Falmouth. Taxes were $8,322 in 2015-16.

For more information on fine homes in southern Maine, please contact Brian at 653-8468 or at [email protected].

The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Photos by Michael Eric Bérubé, Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].

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