KENNEBUNK – Beautifully restored in recent years, and updated even more recently (new systems include propane heat for the entire house) this 1890 New Englander offers all the charm and character of a vintage home, the sparkle of a brand-new one, and the ease-of-living comfort that comes with a high degree of efficiency and low-to-no maintenance.

Fine finishing touches are everywhere, as are wood floors (maple or pine) and textured wallpaper, painted. The original sun porch has been enclosed as a family room; is now four-season, and features a built-in bench window seat and a new gas fireplace.

The adjacent dining room has a handsome built-in for china; the gas-range, eat-in kitchen is updated with marble flooring, beadboard wainscoting, granite counters, and cool, Guy Buffet collection backsplashes.

With equal flair, the full, two-level bath with double-seat shower enclosure has wallpaper with drawings by English artist Aubrey Beardsley. Two spacious parlors, back and front, provide floor-plan flexibility.

On the second floor, the three bedrooms are good-sized; the master, at the rear, has a lighted walk-in closet, European wallpaper accents, and opens into a long daylight attic that could be finished/converted for additional space. The upstair’s new, full bath is a beauty, with deep soaking tub, marble subway tile, and granite vanity with oval undermount sink.

The two-level barn can handle two compact cars tandem, and has extensive walkup, daylight space upstairs. The attached potting shed, about 14 feet by 18 feet, enjoys wonderful light and would make a great studio, in addition to a perfect HQ for an enthusiastic gardener.

The level, 0.42-acre lot is a little park unto itself, with flower gardens and attractive landscaping; the back yard is huge, fenced along the west side, and well-screened to the rear by a small forest of mature trees.

The location – an easy walk to the high school and to downtown, and convenient both to major roadways and to area beaches (some buyers might well consider this as a second home) is a further advantage.

Please note that the home is being offered by “motivated sellers,” and that the asking price was recently reduced to $335,000 (from $349,000).

The 1,850-square-foot home at 111 Fletcher St., Kennebunk, is listed for sale by Gail Arnold and Marissa Gagne of Kennebunk Beach Realty, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Gail or Marissa at 967-5481 or at  [email protected] or [email protected].

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Photos by Ryan Bachman Photography.

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