LIMINGTON – Often, one of the best things that a buyer can learn about a home of interest is that the place was quality-crafted by a building trades professional, for him-or-herself to live in. That is exactly the case with this 2002, custom, single-owner ranch in a pleasant and private setting.

Convenience? The attached garage is heated (radiant, like the house and its walkout basement) and the floor is the tiniest bit sloped, so that the water runs outside if you wash your car (the faucet mixes hot and cold water for that purpose). Systems efficiency? Solar hot water (note the panels); heat pump/air conditioner; a pretty, gas fireplace in the living room; and a multi-zone heating system that’s just as attractive, in a utilitarian way.

Also appealing are the bright, dine-in kitchen, with its custom maple cabinetry, and opening to the long living room through twin, arched doorways. Bedrooms (three, including a master whose bath has a jetted tub) are good-sized; there’s a second full bath, and a handy half-bath with laundry, too.

At this price ($259,900) the home represents excellent value – and yet, it comes with a couple of great bonuses. One is a detached, heated, two-vehicle garage-plus-workshop, with 12-foot ceilings. This building sits in its own parking area off to the right side of the 2.7-acre property, thereby preserving the front view of the home.

And out in back of the house is a delightful outbuilding that has a half-bath, and kitchen sinks/hookups, and a service window. Years ago, the seller’s grandchildren received a town permit and sold hot dogs and hot drinks to snowmobilers passing on the trail nearby. Today, you could convert it to a cozy guest cottage.

The home at 295 Boothbay Road, Limington, is listed for sale by Ed Getty of Alliance Realty in Westbrook, (www.AllianceMaine.com) and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Ed at 874-7653, 329-3335 or at [email protected].

The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Photos by Molly Shaw, Alliance Realty. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].