STANDISH – The speed limits sign in this quiet and secluded neighborhood, Hearthside on Sebago Lake, give a good indication of the pace of life here: 14 MPH. And here is the ideal place to enjoy such sweet relaxation.

Whether you consider this year-round home as your primary residence or your seasonal retreat, it fulfills the three principal requirements for lovers of the lakefront: Sandy beach, sunsets, and a level lot.

Here are 100 feet of frontage, and a dock, and a little cove sheltered by rocks on each side, in one of Sebago’s most desirable locations; and splendid, panoramic westerly views out past Frye and tiny Squaw islands and over the water to the distant mountains. On the level, half-acre lot, the house is not only set well back from the street, but also is just a very few steps from its beach – a highly advantageous, “grandfathered” positioning.

Quality-built in 1972, the 2,438-square foot home has been impeccably maintained, and its finely finished, bright interior includes some “retro” charm. Rooms are oriented to maximize views. In the south wing, the great room opens through full-view doors to a water-facing deck, and extends some 30 feet back to a bar setting off the kitchen; features include a wet bar with glass-shelving display built-in, and a floor-to-ceiling, brick, wood burning fireplace on tile hearth.

The living room, a short passage away, has its own, tiled fireplace. Off the kitchen are mudroom/laundry with a half-bath and garage access; and behind louver doors, the formal dining room with built-in china closet.

The dining room also opens to the broad foyer, from which a hallway leads to the bedroom wing (yes, all the ease of one-level living is here). The master suite looks out on Sebago from within and from its own deck, and comes with a lighted walk-in closet (note its shoe platforms and tie-racks) and double-sink bath with oversized shower enclosure. Good-sized second and third bedrooms had double closets, and are served by another full bath.

The full basement adds endless storage (plenty of room for kayaks) and workshop space, plus 280 finished square feet in the form of a paneled, carpeted recreation room with closet, that would make a great office or media room.

The home at 155 Hearthside Road, Standish is listed for sale at $1.1 million by Barbara Lewis of Maine’s Real Estate Connection in Windham.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Barbara at 831-7574, 892-1522 ext. 307, or at  [email protected].
Price: $1.1 million
Built: 1972
Rooms/bedrooms: 7/3
Baths: Two full, one 1/2
Square footage: 2,438
Lot size: .50 acre
Garage: Two-vehicle, direct entry
Taxes: $7,802
Association fee: $350 annually

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Staff photos by Derek Davis.
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