FALMOUTH – This classic, post-Civil War farmhouse comes brand-new to the market at a time when inventory is at an historic low (in this highly desirable oceanfront town, especially).

A cherished family home for a quarter-century now, it will soon welcome new owners who will enjoy its rare blend of great vintage character (some original, 2-over 2 windows, floors of wide pine or hardwood, and more) with sensitive updates that provide easy, low-maintenance living. For example, the roof is 2008-new, heat was converted to propane in 2012, and the garage/barn has a newer floor.

Four bedrooms, three full baths, and a big, bright, first-floor office/den add up to a home that’s great for a family. The rear, “breakfast” staircase ascends to a  nicely private master suite with a renovated bath, and a sweet view out over the gently sloping back lawn and woods beyond.

The home is also ideal for entertaining, and indeed hosted a wedding not long ago. Extending off the updated kitchen is a gorgeous, pine-floored sunroom that was added six years ago. There are three skylights in the cathedral ceiling, and full-view doors out to a big deck and the yard. Notice the trio of thriving sequoias, an unusual tree in Maine. Terraced gardens would suit the landscape perfectly.

Note that the garage’s walkup second story is now devoted to storage, but includes a roughed-in bedroom and bath section (with tub/ shower already in place) that not only would make an excellent guest/in-law suite, but is also approved as an accessory-dwelling rental.

The home at 17 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, is listed for sale at $425,000  by Karen Jones of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Back Cove, Portland office). Taxes are $5,506.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Karen at 773-1990, 756-1855, or at [email protected].

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Photos by Lynn Dube, Wave5 Productions. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].