CAPE ELIZABETH – The advantages of this fine property begin with the location: One of southern Maine’s most desirable towns, with one of its top school systems – and the setting – near the end of a little-trafficked dead-end street, with views across Broad Cove to the open ocean. And it’s barely a five-minute walk to the neighborhood beach.

And the home? It’s a single-owner, 1970s beauty in pristine condition, one whose prescient design is open and well suited to contemporary tastes. Updates have been regular and scrupulous; for example, both upstairs full baths, one of which is the master suite’s, were renovated two years ago.

It’s a spacious home, at 3,300 square feet on two levels, with living space that expands seasonally to an elevated deck and to the covered porch beneath it. Five bedrooms, including the master on the main floor, and three full baths make it an ideal family home.

Southeast exposure ensures excellent light, which is enhanced by tall casement windows everywhere, and in the cathedral-ceiling great room, by four skylights and five clerestory windows. This room, which has a brick, wood-burning fireplace and a wall of built-ins, and the adjacent kitchen and dining room share this natural brightness. Among the kitchen’s features are a two-level island with both Corian and granite sections, and stainless appliances including a convection oven and a new refrigerator.

The extremely cool recreation downstairs also has a kitchen, which is enclosed by a bar, and its own fireplace. Walkout and daylight, the large, L-shaped room is perfect for entertaining and even has space for exercise equipment, and a wall of game closets. Walls are entirely barnboard, repurposed from a vintage structure in Cumberland.

The home at 11 Ledgewood Lane, Cape Elizabeth, is listed for sale at $679,900 by Nancy Field of Keller Williams Realty in Portland. Annual taxes are $7,044.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Nancy at 553-2655, 838-0883 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. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].