House of the Week

FALMOUTH — The FAA-registered helicopter pad on the edge of the 2,900-square-foot patio here is a rare and wonderful touch. But aviation could almost seem redundant, when you gaze out from the airy heights of this splendid Blackstrap area home across the miles to coastal Yarmouth to the northeast, the Portland Jetport to the south, with Casco Bay and its islands glistening in the center.

The panoramic views, the sunrises and sunsets, are breathtaking, and so — set amid 22 acres of white birch, high-bush blueberry, rock displays and ledge placements and lovely landscaping, almost a mile back on a winding, private road — is the 6,552-square-foot home.

Superbly constructed (no house has ever been built with more Blue Rock stone), and exquisitely designed, this contemporary beauty has features and amenities far too numerous to list in this space. But here is everything you would expect, such as multizone heat, custom granite and marble counters, stunning custom cabinetry and built-ins, radiant heat, jacuzzi tub in the master bath, and top-of-the-line appliances including twin Fischer & Paykel dishwashers and Davor electric touch-control cooktop with automatic exhaust unit.

Just as extensive is the list of things you might not expect: Rain sensor windows that close automatically; toe lighting in the living room, and around the kitchen’s circular, raised floor; 15-zone custom electronics to flow music from CD and tuner, and dish television, throughout the home, and even outside; a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views day and night.

A particularly adroit design touch is the placement of mirrors, in the master bath and elsewhere, to reflect the wonderful views from 33 windows. Like the extensive stonework, the mirrors are an inspired example of bringing the natural, Maine surroundings indoors.

In addition to the direct-entry garage, which has radiant heat, and a dumbwaiter for the groceries, there’s a 65-foot helicopter/motor coach detached garage that can accommodate two 45-foot RVs.

Price: $1,200,000
Built: 2001
Rooms/bedrooms: 11/4
Baths: 2, plus one 1⁄2
Square footage: 6,552
Lot size: 22 acres
Garage: One attached, one detached
Taxes: $12,809

This home secluded on 22 private acres in Falmouth offers panoramic views out over the Portland skyline and Casco Bay, and the sunrises and sunsets are especially breathtaking. The home, with state-of-the-art features, is listed at $1.2 million by Don L’Heureux of Keller Williams Realty in Portland.

The kitchen features toe lighting on a raised floor, top-of-the-line appliances, and pantry with 150 square feet of shelving.