HALLOWELL – This historic home enoys a tranquil setting high above the Kennebec River, with spectacular views, a lovely yard, and a wonderful location minutes from diverse restaurants and pubs, and also nature trails.

Built in 1849, the three-bedroom Colonial was once owned by a steam ship clerk and merchant. While some historic details have been retained, the home also has many updates, is newly painted inside and out, and has new, natural-gas heat.

Among the brightest rooms is the tiled kitchen, where sunlight streams through a picture window overlooking the river, and a wall of south-facing windows offers more views.

Recessed lighting, a butcher block island, and wainscoting add beauty. There are ample cabinets, counters, and space for a large table.

The dining and family rooms, like most of the home have original pine floors. Both rooms are bright, and the dining room has a lovely fireplace with its original mantel. A wall of built-in shelves adds character to the cozy family room.

The living room is spacious with several windows and an antique mantel. A full bath completes the first floor.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, an office, and a full bathroom with a large vanity. Most rooms have the home’s signature pine floors. The master bedroom is gorgeous, with a cathedral ceiling and an expansive Palladian window that faces the river. Two double closets offer plenty of storage.

The two other bedrooms are good- sized; one has a walk-in closet. On the lower level, a walk-out, daylight room is partially finished, and provides space for a playroom or a workshop. Outside, both upper and lower decks offer havens to relax or entertain, as does a side porch.

Granite steps lead to the well-maintained and fenced- in 0.43-acre yard. A two-car detached garage is set on the edge of the property. The home is minutes from the paved Kennebec River Trail, and Vaughn Woods’s 160 acres of trails.

The 2,315-square-foot home at 4 Bridge St., Hallowell, is listed at $346,000 by Jean Kirkpatrick of Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors, in Augusta. Please contact Jean at 441-5611 or at [email protected].

The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.