SCARBOROUGH – Once the site of a summer hotel, the landmark Atlantic House, for the past 25 years these 18 oceanfront acres have been home to a gated, 39-home condominium association that bears the hotel’s name, and has proved a worthy steward of a sublime setting that includes 750 feet of sandy beach.

The buildings are arranged horseshoe-fashion around a broad expanse of lawn, ensuring not only privacy, but also magnificent ocean views. This single-level home, one of four in the Pine Cottage building, looks directly out over the grass and across the water – crashing surf, on the sun-kissed winter day of a recent visit – to Richmond Island. The stunning view can be enjoyed from both the living room, whose full-view door opens out to a private, covered patio deck, and the master bedroom, which also has a full-view door to the deck.

The master suite and the living room – which is two-level, with architectural columns setting off different areas for socializing and relaxing, and for entertainment equipment – also share a two-sided, brick, wood-burning fireplace.

The custom kitchen has water glimpses, too, thanks to a pass-through-style window, and features lovely cherry cabinetry; a desk/work station; stainless appliances, with wood-paneled refrigerator; whimsical, animal-themed tile backsplashes; and at the far end, a charming dining nook set into a bay window.

A beautifully appointed second bedroom/guest suite completes the main level.

Down carpeted stairs, the finished lower level provides several rooms, and effectively doubles the living-space square footage to 3,552. Here, in addition to utilities, are a laundry room with set tub; a full bath with shower; guest quarters, with a deep double closet; a bonus room; and a very spacious, L-shaped family/recreation room, with a wall of built-in shelving in its sitting area.

In addition to one of Maine’s finest sandy beaches, Atlantic House amenities include tennis courts, a heated pool that overlooks the beach; clubhouse, fitness center, gardening opportunities and a putting green.

The home at 24 Atlantic Drive, Scarborough, is listed for sale at $795,000 by Scott & Sunny Townsend of Keller Williams Realty, Luxury Homes International, and is being shown by appointment. The monthly association fee is $826.
For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact the Scott & Sunny Townsend Team at 553-1387 or at [email protected].

 

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Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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