PINE POINT, SCARBOROUGH – This oceanfront enclave is best known for a gorgeous coastal setting that includes arguably Maine’s finest expanse of sandy beach. But the neighborhood has cool local history, too.

Welcome to the Crawshaw House, built c. 1875. The cottage-style home is said to be the oldest dwelling at Pine Point, and has always been a year-round property.

From this home – from its wraparound porch, from the picket-fenced front yard of the 0.29-acre corner lot, from the front windows on three levels – you can gaze across the broad, serene Scarborough River and observe boat traffic, shorebird activity, and the ever-fascinating changes of the seasons. The beach is a short, easy walk away in the other direction. Nearby are several delightful, casual restaurants, including one that is kitty-corner to this home, and directly on the waterfront.

Inside, the house has classic Maine cottage character – fir flooring, lots of beadboard, off-white and subdued aqua walls. The primarily open-concept main level has been updated, and the bright kitchen features a two-level island with JennAir gas cooktop. Full-view doors open to a deck overlooking the big, private back yard.

The newer sun room is another first-floor highlight. Upstairs are three bedrooms (the master is large and L-shaped) plus a full bath with tub. One level up, the semifinished attic has several view-offering skylights – and living-space possibilities to be explored.

Laundry, and a workshop area, are in the basement; but the property also has a two-bay carriage house /garage that provides plenty of workshop and storage space.

Please note that as an investment property, the home would realize significant income, several thousand dollars weekly during the high season.

The home at 6 Avenue Six, Pine Point, Scarborough, is listed at $599,000 (the price has been reduced) by Bridgette Vermette of Properties By The Sea at Keller Williams Realty. Annual taxes are $7,263 (2017). For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Bridgette at 318-3421, 553-2680, or [email protected].

 

Photos by Michael Eric Bérubé, MaineVirtualHomeTours.com. Aerial by Steve Girard, xtremeaerialview.com. The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].