CAPE ELIZABETH – The end wall of one of this home’s four sloped-ceiling bedrooms has cool, lettered wallpaper that lets you know which room this is: The “mushroom.”

The black-and-white wallpaper is but one example of this contemporary home’s wonderful and sometimes whimsical “midcentury modern” character. Built in 1972, after three years of design/planning, the house is a rare bird, indeed. Updates such as the massive SubZero refrigerator aside, original features are unchanged throughout these 4,560 square feet. The blue-cabineted kitchen and mirrored butler’s pantry must rank high on the “favorites” list.

You’ve heard of “bringing the outdoors in”? Here, the 41-foot great room welcomes you along a brick walkway (and octagonal pavers) with a skylit, diagonally-paneled atrium that has a stone wall, a tree-sized split-leaf philodendron, and twin pools.

Beneath the massive exposed beams, beyond the open, four-sided fireplace with a suspended chimney, the sitting area easily accommodates a long, winding sectional; and like the dining room one level up, and the bonus/office/media room beyond, it opens through full-views to many square feet of two-level decking, which has openings for an oak tree to ascend here and there.

Solid as the rock knoll it sits upon so naturally, the one-owner home is the creation of the seller, a local architect/engineer of note among whose scores of buildings are Portland’s Franklin Towers, 50 of Maine’s banks, and a very local church and library. The family raised six children here, and one could not wish for a more desirable location. The Sherwood Forest neighborhood is a short walk to Fort Williams Park, directly across Shore Road, in a town whose recreational amenities and school system are among the state’s finest.

The home at 12 Littlejohn Road, Cape Elizabeth, is listed for sale at $825,000 by Graham “Rusty” Pillsbury of RE/MAX Oceanside in Cape Elizabeth. Annual taxes were $8,854 in 2015.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Rusty at 650-0882 or at [email protected].

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Staff photos by Melanie Sochan.

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