KENNEBUNKPORT – A five-minute walk through the village to renowned Dock Square, here is a splendid riverside home that provides four levels of living in relaxed elegance, with the perk of picnicking in your yard by the water whenever you please.
The building began life as a barn, in 1870; was transformed into a dwelling with art gallery early in this century; and less than five years ago, was completely renovated, and beautifully, professionally decorated.
Sitting on the edge of quiet Mill Pond, which streams to the Kennebunk River (you can kayak to it from here) the east-facing home is oriented to the water; a long balcony, and an abundance of windows, overlook it. The balcony is accessed through the full-view doors of the great room, which includes dining space, and has a lovely granite fireplace in one corner. Flooring, here and almost throughout the house, is maple, very lightly pickled.
Bright as can be, the adjacent kitchen features granite counters; an antique oak, marble-topped counter; white appliances, lots of beadboard, and a pass-through to the great room. A half-bath, with stacked laundry behind a rustic door, completes the first floor.
Upstairs, the master bedroom, and its a gorgeous bath whose floor and shower enclosure are ceramic-tiled to resemble wood, face the water. The second bedroom has nautical character, with bold horizontal stripes in navy and white; bath highlights include subway tile with accent bands matching the flooring.
The top-story suite makes you feel as if you are in a treehouse, thanks to the gnarled willow whose branches droop outside the bedroom’s trio of windows. The full bath is painted a faux-distressed soft orange that makes every day warm and sunny. The walkout, daylight, tiled lower-level room is finished and multi-purpose.
The home at 4B Maine St., Kennebunkport, is listed for sale at $849,000 by Claudette Batignani of Kennebunk Beach Realty. Annual taxes are $5,358 (2016).
The property is being shown by appointment. Please note that the Hurlbutt Designs furnishings, with very minor exceptions, are available, for $50,000.
For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Claudette at 967-5481 or at [email protected].
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