SOUTH PORTLAND – This classic Craftsman property built in 1935 has seen many updates in recent years, and all of them – from the addition of a mahogany front porch to a 2014 heating system replacement – only enhance the home’s natural appeal.

The maple-floored main level has been both expanded (the original front porch has been enclosed to enlarge the big living room); and made open-concept. The living room features twin skylights and a brick, wood-burning fireplace with an insert and a beautiful dentil-molding mantel. The kitchen has newer, stainless appliances, and granite surfaces.

Upstairs, where floors are also maple,the two good-sized front bedrooms have deep closets; the master has a lighted step-in closet and gets extra light from a pair of skylights. The beautifully tiled bath has its own skylight, above the tub.

A great bonus is the detached garage, (built in 2004) whose walkup second level provides a first-rate studio.

The basement, which is almost daylight thanks to its large windows, functions as a workshop/studio. The wall-hung Viessman propane unit supplies very economical three-zone heat (one zone for each level).

The ?-acre lot is a treat. Professional hardscaping includes walkways, and a circular, stone fire pit and benches. Gardeners will enjoy not only the 12-foot-by-14-foot raised bed but also a garage-side bed perfect for  for climbers such as clematis. There are cool ornamentals trees (flamingo, and weeping cherry) and a paved area for extra off-street parking.

The very walkable Meeting House Hill location is another plus, very handy to Willard Beach, Fort Williams, restaurants and bakeries.

The 1,600 +/ – square-foot home at 17 Edgeworth St., South Portland, is listed for sale at $419,000 by Sue Lessard of Town & Shore Associates in Portland. Annual taxes are $4,285.

Please note that an Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, contact Sue at 899-9567, 773-0262 or at [email protected].

The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Interior photos by Lynn Dube, Wave5Productions. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].