MANCHESTER – This is as sweet and sought-after a location as you could find on one of Maine’s finest lakes, with a home to match: an elegant and spacious custom Cape designed to maximize the pleasures of its setting.

Cobbossee is one of Central Maine’s largest bodies of water, and this property on the east shore of its upper end enjoys not only proximity to central Augusta and every convenience, but also agreeable seclusion in a small enclave of high-end homes. The pride of the level, beautifully landscaped and hardscaped, 1.3-acre lot is its 202 feet of waterfront, all lined with granite, including the wide crescent that outlines the sandy beach. The lovely water views are accented by pretty little Cuba Island a short distance off shore, and enhanced by the splendors of sunsets that make the sun appear to “melt” behind the island and into the horizon.

The 1993-built home’s main level is open-concept, and from its long, maple-floored living/dining expanse, whose two-sided chimney has a fireplace on one side, a wood stove on the other, a dozen tall windows plus full-view doors (to the huge back deck, which comes with a hot tub) face the water. So do the large, three-season, screened porch, and the bright, dine-in kitchen, which has white appliances and an island with cooktop. Nearby are the laundry room, and stairs to an above-garage bonus room that could readily be finished.

A first-floor master suite is another advantage; and upstairs, where both very spacious bedrooms have cathedral ceilings, there’s another suite, while the third bedroom has its own full bath just outside the door.

The 2,500-square-foot home at 40 Silver Beach Road, Manchester, is listed for sale at $1,475,000 by Bill Sprague of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta. Annual taxes are $11,959 (2016-17). An additional, abutting 11 acres are available; please inquire.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Bill at 623-1123, 458-0555 or at [email protected].


Photos by Thomas John Veilleux, The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].


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