BRISTOL – Here in a private, woodsy location, conveniently less than two miles from U.S. Route 130, is a charming, cottage-style contemporary home that is spacious, at 2,490 square feet; provides the option of single-level living, thanks to a first-floor master suite; and is perfectly immaculate, upstairs and down.

Built in 2005, the bright, east-facing home has been scrupulously maintained and updated, and feels as fresh as today. The handsome, six-inch oak flooring in the open-concept main living areas is new, and the kitchen’s stainless Frigidaire appliances, including a French door refrigerator and a wall oven, were recently upgraded.

The living room (note the lovely tiled hearth that is ready for a stove,) dining area and kitchen share an airy cathedral ceiling with shiplap boards and two skylights over the kitchen. Off the dining area, full-view doors open to a large, west-facing, three-season porch that has a vaulted ceiling. The porch is perfect for entertaining, and for enjoying sunsets and back yard’s abundant bird life.

Down the hall, there’s full bath with a beautiful vessel sink. Closets – pretty much all double – and beadboard accents are also abundant throughout the house. The master suite – huge bedroom, and an all-white bath with an oversized, glass shower enclosure – has one wing to itself. On the second story, front-and-back bedrooms with exposed ceiling beams flank a full bath with a cool, oval vanity of wood.

The two-vehicle, heated, direct-entry garage opens to the (north) side, preserving the integrity of the home’s facade (note its scalloped shingles, vertical boards and “gingerbread” ornamentation). A multiple-doors outbuilding offers a great workshop, and outdoor-gear storage space. Most of the home’s furniture is negotiable; please inquire if interested.

The home at 20 Farm Woods Road, Bristol, is listed for sale at $299,900 by Nate Laflin of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. Annual taxes are $1,262 (2016). There is a monthly association fee of $20. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Nate at 592-3377, 629-9211 or at [email protected].

Photos by Mike McDougal, Maine Home Photography. 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].