WINDHAM – Properties for sale are sometimes described as being “a lot of house” or “a lot of house for the money.” This single-owner custom home is both, and more.

Built in 1992, it is spacious to the tune of 3,516 square feet, and that includes the bonus of a  guest/in-law apartment above the oversized, three-vehicles-plus garage. Added in 2006, the one-bedroom unit has a huge, open-concept main living area with a gas-range kitchen, plenty of storage, a private balcony, and a full bath and a walk-in closet.

Another important extra: Behind the house is a very nice backyard fine-weather relaxing-and-entertaining space, with an inground pool, a fire pit, a hot tub and a fenced garden.

And inside: Off a tiled “mud” room with powder room and stacked laundry, the eat-in kitchen is huge, and features granite island and counters, black appliances including a French door refrigerator, and oak cabinetry. Note the wide-board, pegged flooring, also oak; the handsome wainscoting, and the stacked stone backsplash that rises to the ceiling.

Next door, a big den with a wood stove on a floor-to-ceiling brick hearth flows into a parquet-floored living room with a built-in entertainment center. Across the broad center hall is a formal dining room. Upstairs, the master suite occupies the south wing, and a full bath serves the front-and-back second and third bedrooms (the front bedroom is charmingly outfitted like a cottage).

Oil heat is three-zone (the apartment’s is separate). In the basement, near a useful two cords of wood, is a wood stove  that keeps the adjacent workshop and entire basement toasty.

The home at 893 River Road, Windham, is listed for sale at $399,900 by Peter Forbes of Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group (Windham office). Taxes are $5,678.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Peter at 939-1616, 310-2907 ext. 422907, or at [email protected].

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Photos by Diane Maines. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].