SOUTH PORTLAND – Here on a corner lot in the quiet, leafy Country Gardens neighborhood is a superb, five-bedroom family home that was built in 1968 but has just been completely renovated. As a result, the classic, shingled Cape feels as new as today.

The sparkling, tiled, eat-in kitchen feature granite surfaces, an abundance of cabinetry (maple) and stainless-and-black GE appliances. Off the dining area is access to the lattice-screened, 12-foot-by-12-foot deck. Down the hall are a full bath, and a back bedroom that would make a neat office. At the front of the house are the large, 14-foot-by-18 foot living room, and a similarly spacious formal dining room.

Upstairs there are two good-sized bedrooms, front and back, on the north side. They are served by a central full bath. In the south wing, another bedroom (which could be an office, dressing room, etc.) opens through a laundry area into the master suite, which is above the oversized, two-vehicle garage. The bedroom is spacious, the bath well-appointed, the walk-in closet deep, and day lit by a skylight. There’s extra, under-eave storage, too.

The basement has a fine, tiled family room whose floor-to-ceiling wood-burning brick fireplace is flanked by a pair of wood boxes. There’s a half-bath, and two workshops, the larger of which includes a multi-drawer bench among its built-ins. Forced hot water heat is four-zone (each level, plus the master suite).

The location, adjacent to Thornton Heights,is very handy to schools, both I-95 and I-295, and to the Maine Mall.

The home at 85 Burwell Ave., South Portland, is listed for sale at $319,900 by Lou Santoro of Santoro Real Estate. Annual taxes are $4,367. Please contact Lou at 767-4777, 671-4464, or at [email protected].

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald, the Friday feature home is provided at no cost.

Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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