FAYETTE – Here’s a great three-bedroom family home that is 2006-new, and comes with several advantages.

First among them is affordability: The Colonial is listed at just $209,000.
It is quality-built by the seller, the property’s sole owner. It’s spacious, at 2,260 square feet, with nine rooms in total; and has a large, screened, covered porch that adds more living area in fine weather. So too does the wraparound, farmer’s porch, while southeasterly orientation ensures abundant light all around.

Thanks to a nicely private first-floor master suite, single-level living is an option. Most of the main level – past the huge mudroom with an adjacent daylight laundry room with a sink – is devoted to a tiled, open-concept expanse that extends from a bright kitchen, with oak cabinetry and an island with seating overhang, into the dining area. A double-door opening connects to the living room, whose French doors access the screened porch.

Upstairs, two big bedrooms (one has a cathedral ceiling) are served by a full bath. The walkout basement level is primarily daylight, is heated by a wood stove, and has excellent finishing possibilities: There are two rooms with aromatic pine panelling, and a workshop / multipurpose space about 40 feet long. The direct-entry, oversized, high-ceilinged garage can accommodate several vehicles, and has generous walkup space, for storage or finishing.

Location is another plus here: It’s a half-hour to Augusta, 15 minutes to Jay, and 10 minutes down U.S. Route 41 to private, co-ed Kents Hill School in neighboring Readfield. (There are Fayette residents who moved here specifically for the proximity to Kents Hill.) School choices also include highly ranked Maranacook, and the Spruce Mountain (Livermore/Jay) and Winthrop districts.

The home at 242 Baldwin Hill Road, Fayette, is offered for sale by Les Priest of Better Home & Gardens The Masiello Group (Augusta office). Annual taxes are $3,235 (2016). For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact Les at 623-4182, 215-7349, or at [email protected].

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