BELGRADE – “The house does look ‘grand’ when you’re coming up the little incline of the long driveway,” says listing broker Karen Ramsay-Boucher. “And it is very eye-catching. But when you’re inside, even though it’s so spacious” (4,503 square feet on three levels) “it’s completely comfortable.”

Indeed, relaxed livability is what the architect-designed contemporary home was built for, in 1989. It is one of only nine houses in the small Loon Cove Association. And that relaxed quality is perfectly suited to the setting on the eastern shore of Great Pond, which is often called the finest of Maine’s renowned Belgrade Lakes.

For this home, association amenities begin with two hard-surface tennis courts and a basketball court on the abutting lot. A very short walk away is 258 feet of shared sandy beach, with a dock and a float.

A traditional boys’ camp once occupied this site, and its lodge is now the association clubhouse. The vintage-character facility looks out across the water from a covered porch, and features lockers, a full kitchen, and a function room with a fireplace. Members can host events such as weddings, banquets and family reunions. .

The four-bedroom home, of course, is also great for entertaining, inside, and out, in fine weather – about a third of its 10.67 acres are lawns, with lovely gardens and handsome hardscaping, and there’s a two-level deck accessed via atrium doors from both the living room and the breakfast nook.

Updates range from fresh interior paint to a new high-efficiency heating system that supplies five zones, including the skylit, cathedral-ceiling master suite. A bonus room above the garage invites finishing. The basement is already finished, with a large recreation/multipurpose room and a potential bedroom.

The home at 114 Loon Call Drive, Belgrade, is listed for sale at $575,000 by Ramsay-Boucher of Hoang Realty in Augusta. Annual taxes are $7,746 (2017). There is a monthly association fee of $116. The seller is motivated.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Karen at 623-0623; 441-8186; or at [email protected].

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