HARPSWELL – Contemporary as today, in a Maine coastal setting that is truly timeless, here is a stunning home with 155 feet of waterfront and a dock, and splendid ocean views across broad Harpswell Sound and east to the shore of Orr’s Island.

Built in 1988, the original house was expanded, re-designed and effectively re-invented in the early 2000s by renowned Maine architect Steve Normand, and has enjoyed any number of updates and enhancements since, so that while not “new,” the home is in new-house condition.

The 1.4-acre lot is beautifully, naturally, and expertly landscaped. (What could be lovelier than an oceanside garden?) Raised, easy-reach beds along the porch perimeter are prime for vegetable-growing, and it’s fun to do the watering from the deck above.

Here is a brief sampling of the home’s highlights:

• Radiant heat beneath the handsome, slate-tile floors – heat that extends out to de-ice the driveway;
• The custom wrought-iron gate whose sun motif is matched, carved in the gorgeous cherry of an interior door;
• The stunning, granite-and-cherry cook’s kitchen with its paneled French-door refrigerator, and an office enclosure;
• The main-level master suite, which has a dressing room and a sumptuous brand-new bathroom;
• The great room, which has an ocean-facing wall of windows and a peak soaring 28 feet;
• The upper level, where you can enjoy on-high views of the Sound from a balcony that is flanked by a long office with a wall of built-ins, and a cool games room (note its barn door);
• The lower level, which has a family room that’s like a bright library; two bedrooms, and a spa bath with sauna to spoil guests;
• The deck, and wraparound enclosed porch, allowing one to savor the surroundings nearly year-round.

The home at 7 Seal Harbor Way, Harpswell, is listed at $1.295 million by Andrea Galuza of RE/MAX Riverside in Topsham. Annual taxes are $6,825. For more information, please contact Andrea at 725-8505, 751-9701, or at [email protected]t.

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Photos by Derek Davis and staff photographer Melanie Sochan.

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