READFIELD – Spacious. Versatile. Updated, and scrupulously maintained. Custom. Super-efficient. And, brand-new to the market: Friday, March 30 is the list date for this single-owner contemporary saltbox in a woodsy setting.

Built in 1992, the 3,059-square-foot home has been regularly improved since. The master bathroom – beautifully paneled, with a jetted tub in a tile surround, an oversized shower enclosure, and a midnight-blue, oval-sinks Corian vanity – was done several years ago. The ceramic-tile kitchen floor is new, and like the first floor and the master bath, has radiant heat.

Not only is the southerly-oriented home passive-solar; in the back yard is a wood-burning boiler, an optional alternative to oil. Last year only 100 gallons of oil, and seven cords of wood, were needed.

Spaces for entertaining and family gatherings are generous, especially off the kitchen with island, where the dining room and the sunken family room – note its lofty, paneled ceiling – flow together in an open-concept expanse. Atrium doors access the sunny deck.

Two first-floor bedrooms, served by a full bath with a lighted laundry enclosure, also make great offices. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a private balcony and a walk-in closet. A big bonus/crafts room next door could easily be connected to serve as a dressing room.

The walkout lower level has a finished family/recreation room that could house a child care business, yoga studio, professional office, etc. Thanks to a half-bath and a former kitchenette that could be restored, a guest/in-law suite is an option. The basement also has a home gym (inquire if interested in the equipment); and a workshop, as does the oversized, two-vehicle garage.

One-third of the level, 2.15-acre lot is cleared, and could become a gardener’s delight. The location – private, but conveniently five minutes from the town center – is an advantage, as is the excellence of nearby schools, Kents Hill (private) and Maranacook (public).

The home at 517 Sturtevant Hill Road, Readfield, is listed at $285,000 by Harrison Wolfington of Laflin & Wolfington Realty in Hallowell. Please contact Harrison at 592-8844 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.

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