OLD ORCHARD BEACH – This townhouse condominium at Davenport By The Sea sits exactly three-10ths of a mile from the ocean and the pristine sands of one of Maine’s finest beaches. And the home’s immediate surroundings are pretty sweet, too: It’s nicely screened and set back from the street; as an end unit, enjoys special privacy; catches wonderful sun; and from all levels, from its back windows looks far out across the unspoiled, rich-in-bird-life beauty of grassy Scarborough Marsh.

Here are 1,676 square feet and four levels of living, including a mezzanine, but not counting the ground-floor entryway, off which there’s a handy laundry enclosure and access to the one-vehicle garage-with-storage. (Parking is notably generous at Davenport; the driveway accommodates a second vehicle and guest spaces are ample.)

A few steps up is the maple-floored living room, which has an oak-surround, wood-burning brick fireplace; but any visitor is sure to notice first the huge, arched window that frames the gorgeous marsh view, and beneath the window, full-view doors to an 18-feet-wide deck that adds an outdoor “room” for relaxing, grilling and entertaining in fine weather. Just above, and privileged with a similar view, the mezzanine level provides a window-facing dining area, with the adjacent kitchen at the front of the home. A half-bath in the hall completes the level.

Up carpeted stairs is the sleeping floor: good-sized, bright bedroom at the front, with a double closet, and a trio of casement windows like those in the; and the long master bedroom at the back, featuring a pair of sloping skylights facing the marsh, and a walk-in closet with built-ins. A full bath with soaking tub and oval sink is off the hall/landing.

Once more, we ascend, past a cool niche for objets d’art display at the turn of the staircase, up into a delightful, high-ceilinged, carpeted loft, which has two double closets and plenty of space for a desk/office by the window.

A K1 monitor in the living room is the primary heat source, augmented by radiant electric in the ceilings.

The condominium, No. D7 at 26 Walnut St., is listed for sale at $234,900 by Nancy Z. Moreshead of Best Maine Beach Properties in Old Orchard Beach. Association fees are $240 per month.

Please note that an Open House will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Nancy at 329-3545, 934-1600 or at [email protected].


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