DRESDEN – Here’s a bright and immaculate single-owner home that was built in 2001, provides the great advantage of one-level living, and thanks to a lower level that was just finished in fall 2017, presents options for a multi-generational family.

Past the tiled “mud” room with laundry enclosure, the kitchen and dining area flow together, and the latter has twin French doors that open to an entertaining-size elevated deck. The second bedroom and the 2-inch-oak-floored living room – which has a very efficient pellet stove – are back-and-front at the end of the house. The master suite features a front bedroom and has access via both full bath and bedroom.

The finished lower level adds 728 square feet of pristine living space, bringing the home’s total to 2,072. There are two rooms. The larger, a fine family/recreation room if you like, with a gas stove, is walkout and daylight; the other makes a good-sized bedroom. Combined with the brand-new full bath, they add up to a perfect guest or in-law suite.

The separate “engine” room has extensive workshop space. That (a great workshop area) is also the case with the detached, oversized, two-vehicle garage, which has a pulldown for overhead storage.

Well-screened by a line of mature trees, the home sits a couple of hundred feet back from the road, behind a broad lawn. The lot measures 2.49 acres, and out back, the yard is like a park, and extends a short distance into the deep woods. There are apple trees, raspberries and strawberries, garden beds, and a big shed for equipment.

The location – essentially both coastal and Central Maine – is a winner, too. The village of Wiscasset, and the Maine coast, are seven miles down U.S. Route 27; Bath-Brunswick, Gardiner, and the Augusta area are an easy commute.

The home at 307 Gardiner Road, Dresden, is listed for sale at $249,000 by Sherri Dunbar and Marsha DeCosta of Tim Dunham Realty in Wiscasset. Annual taxes are $2,676 (2017). For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Sheri or Marsha at 882-5020 or at [email protected] or [email protected].

Photos by Evan Waite, www.harbor-photo.com. The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.