MANCHESTER – Towering pines enclose this stunning property on Cobbossee Lake, so it’s only fitting that when you step into the paneled front entry, you are welcomed by the sweet aroma of pine. That is one small example of how naturally the architecturally designed home inhabits its gorgeous setting, which includes 368 feet of water frontage on the secluded, 2.48-acre lot.

From here on the west end of Cobbossee, views are splendid both near and far and to islands include tiny Ladies Delight, on which stands a 1908 lighthouse believed to be among the nation’s oldest inland lights. On this private waterfront are a boathouse, a dock, and an elevated platform whose outline shows where a cottage stood decades ago. A few steps away is the Augusta Country Club beach, and indeed the award-winning ACC golf course is a five-minute walk from here.

Weddings, and charity events very comfortably accommodating 150 guests, have been held at this 12-room home, which totals 5,695 feet on its four levels, while the broad, prow-like deck expands living and entertaining space for many months of the years. Enhancing the home’s appeal as a year-round haven or as a second-home getaway are a lower-level media room with projector and big screen; and at the top of the house, a long games room that leads into a cigar parlor complete with humidor. A ventilation system ensures that there are no odors; abundant light suggests that the room would also make a perfect studio.

Five bedrooms lend floor-plan flexibility (for example, one bedroom is now being used as a crafts room). The main-level office has one of the three brick, wood-burning fireplaces. Others are in the cathedral-ceiling living room and the sunken family room, which is off a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen that has stainless appliances, six-burner Viessmann gas cooktop among them, and honed-granite surfaces including two islands.

The home at 11 Treetops Lane, Manchester, is listed for sale at $1,990,000 by Earle Kenney of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta. Please contact Earle at 623-1123 or at [email protected].

Photos by Thomas-john Veilleux, Maine UAV.

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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