HOLLIS CENTER – This completely charming Cape in a pleasantly rural location has been much updated over the past few years, from the roof to the kitchen and bathrooms to a brand-new pellet stove, and much more. Hardwood floors (red birch, throughout) have been refinished to a gleam that beautifully complements the hickory of the kitchen cabinetry.

Handsome woodwork, including beadboard and exposed ceiling beams, is among the foremost features of this 1,920-square-foot home, whose first level is primarily open-concept. Dining room, with pellet stove on brick hearth, and living room flow together in a spacious L. The new kitchen is a delight. There’s a walk-in pantry with built-ins; granite-topped counters including a moveable island; cool tile backsplashes all around; and stainless-and-black appliances.

The kitchen opens into a new, full bath that houses stacked laundry. A second door connects to the first-floor master suite. Here, full-view doors access a good-sized deck with a pergola that can be covered for shade.

A bonus, as you can see from the deck, is the property’s little spring-fed pond, which is about 80 feet long by 35 feet wide, and at 8-10 feet at its deepest point, perfect for swimming on hot summer days. It’s often visited by wildlife, from blue heron to moose.

The two-acre lot is mostly cleared lawn, with gardens and other accent landscaping, and enclosed by woods out back. Southerly orientation ensures that home and grounds enjoy wonderful light.

Upstairs, there’s a second master suite, on the home’s east side. The full bath with soaking tub is practically all-new, the walk-in closet is lighted, and the suite has an outside-stairwell private entrance, a boon to guests. Across the hall, the third bedroom has a pair of double closets, one of which serves nicely as an office/computer enclosure.

The one-vehicle, attached, insulated garage has a great workshop with bench, and walkup loft storage – effectively an attic, with good ceiling height. There are two big outbuildings, too. One has electricity, and both can store garden tractors and other lawn equipment.

Built in 1986, the home at 81 Haley Road is listed for sale at $247,500 by Mike Griffin of Pogo Realty in Gorham. Annual taxes are $2,014.

Please note that an Open House will be held here from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Mike at 318-0460 or at [email protected]


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Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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