CASCO – This year-round home surely enjoys one of the finest locations on Sebago Lake. The generously sized, 0.69-acre property with 148 feet of shorefront, and stone steps leading down to it, sits on a gentle rise of the lake’s eastern side in a quiet, well-protected cove, looking out to the small Dingley islands.

Exceptional privacy is here. And the frontage includes a sandy beach of about 50 feet, and a deepwater dock with a float (ideal for swimming).

There are two lake-facing decks (one has been used as a yoga platform) and a paved patio outside the large, lower-level, paneled and carpeted guest room, which has full-view sliders.

Built in 1920, but expanded and regularly updated in the years since, the 2,001-square-foot home has classic Maine waterfront cottage character – note the extensive paneling, the wood flooring, the exposed beams, and the towering fieldstone fireplace in the living room. It’s also bright and finely finished, with a wealth of windows that truly “bring the outdoors” – the beauty of Sebago, and the surroundings woods – in.

That includes the kitchen, which has interior windows to capture the lake view; the newer, carpeted dining room, which is part of the expansion and has a wall of windows; the beautifully paneled living room; and the master suite, whose bedroom has space for a sitting area. Main living spaces have vaulted or cathedral ceilings, giving the home a pleasantly airy feel.

Behind the living room are a good-sized front bedroom, and an office/ den, which features exposed stone from the back of the fireplace. They are served by a nearby full bath with tub.

The home sits behind a circular drive and has plenty of off-street parking, but a garage could easily be added. The town plows the road, which is maintained by the Lakewood Association. The association fee is just $150 annually.

The home at 216 Lakewood Road, Casco, is listed for sale at $849,000 by Tom Noonan of RE/MAX Allied in Windham. Annual taxes are $7,873 (2016). For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Tom at 838-7851, 892-2214 or at [email protected]

Photos by Diane Maines. The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].