LITTLEJOHN ISLAND, YARMOUTH – One does not visit a home like this, so much as experience it. One year after a tour of the then-new coastal estate, things have only grown lovelier here, as plants and gardens have matured and every detail has been fine-finished.

Unchanged, yet ever-changing, is the magic of the Maine coast setting – the tides, the breezes, the wildlife, the sky and the light, the sublime views both stunning and relaxing.

The 7,600-square foot, shingle-and-stone home is designed to offer water perspectives from every room. There are six fireplaces, two of them floor-to-ceiling stone, and master suites on both the first and second floors. Doors are solid mahogany. White oak flooring, stained a soft gray, lends cottage character amid understated elegance. The gourmet kitchen features honed marble surfaces, walnut butcher block, and high-end, German custom hardwood cabinetry with inset doors.

The 16-acre-plus grounds are gorgeous. Off the terrace and the comfortably elegant porch is a Roman-ended Gunnite pool set into a lush lawn and lightly wooded peninsula that gives the property 1,740 feet of waterfront, with a protected cove, plus a little half-acre island just offshore. It’s home to an osprey, and you can walk there at low tide.

As part of the five-property Littlejohn Shores association, which is is bordered by 23 oceanfront amores of conservation land, the property has a mooring. The location also ensures the utmost privacy, yet is only 25 minutes from Portland (a causeway connects Littlejohn to the mainland).

The home at 350 Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth, is listed for sale at $4.387 million by Sue Girourard of L&S Realty and Linda MacDonald of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Portland. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Linda at 780-8900, 749-1215 or [email protected]; or Sue at 489-9300, 233-4913, or at [email protected].

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