PALERMO – Here is a wonderful haven of a year-round property on the shore of pristine Sheepscot Lake. At 1,193 acres and with a maximum depth of 132 feet, this is no small body of water, and the fishing – landlocked salmon, lake trout, brook trout, bass (seen jumping on a recent visit) – is excellent.

This one-acre lot has 330 feet of waterfront. Beyond the level back lawn, there’s a cover with a dock. On the south side, over a gentle rise via a path through a pretty glade, there’s a little point with another, deeper-water dock. The custom home, from its wraparound, prow-like porch and the great room behind it, is thus privileged with double water views.

Built by the seller in 1987, the 1,680-square-foot home benefits from constant updates over the years. Off the great room with its 22-foot peak, built-in, and exposed beams, the kitchen has newer backsplashes and Silestone surfaces. The two main-level bedrooms include the master, and both bedrooms access the front deck. Laundry and a full bath complete the first floor.

Up the stairs – note the light-enhancing glass panels beneath the banister and the hall-balcony rail – the two skylit, freshly carpeted bedrooms have ceiling fans, and a wall of cedar-lined under-eaves storage, and are served by a full bath.

There are several bonuses, beginning with a walkup, daylight woodworking shop/studio above the detached, two-level garage. Other advantages: a whole-house generator, an RV pad with electricity, a Quonset hut, and finished, walkout basement space (an ideal man room) plus a workshop.

The home at 380 Hoffman Shore, Palermo, enjoys a secluded setting less than two miles from U.S. Route 3, handy to Belfast and the Maine coast, and to conveniences including Tobey’s Grocery (a local landmark) and the Hannaford supermarket in China.

Listed for sale at $449,000, the property has annual taxes of $4,814 (2016) and an annual association fee ($150). For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact listing broker Bob Lombardo of Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group (Augusta office) at 242-5281, 623-4182 or at [email protected].

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