CUMBERLAND – Look carefully at the placid man-made pond here, and you will notice that it is heart-shaped. Whether that is happenstance or by design is uncertain; but every other detail of this home splendid, Cumberland Estate Colonial suggests that nothing has been left to chance, but rather conceived and created with the utmost forethought and care.

Take for example the beautiful, post and beam cathedral barn, a David Searles creation in which the lower level’s partially elevated ceiling (to accommodate a recreational vehicle) serves as a second-floor stage for children’s play. Or the homes’ third floor gorgeously finished bathroom with green vessel sink on an alabaster vanity; or the gently “distressed” (a three-layer process) soft gold painting of the living room walls.

Or the twin niches, lighted for artwork display, that flank the brick, wood-burning fireplace in the formal Dining Room, or the floor-to-ceiling stone with elevated gas fireplace in the open beamed cathedral Family Room (also by Searles) with its chandelier of elk antlers. Or the many bedrooms with built-in shelves, drawers, cabinets and beds, certain to enthrall any child.

Many of the home’s updates, including a stunning skylit kitchen, whose dining space accesses the deck, have been carried out in the past two years.

The huge master suite occupies the west wing, and has a second, private entrance up from the mudroom to the suite’s living room. The room-sized walk-in closet has his-and-hers closets within it, and is set off by twin glass doors for extra light. The bath features a Jacuzzi tub and Walk-In shower.

The full, daylight, walkout basement offers great possibilities for finishing/expansion. The barn has an end-to-end workshop, and drive-in door at the back.

Setting and location, near schools and the town center, confer a number of benefits. The home sits back 500 feet back from the road, behind lawns that rise gently and a long drive that curves gracefully, and hardscaping including stone walls and a wide brick walkway. In addition to its own 10 acres, and abuts the 250 acres of the town’s four-season Twin Brook Recreation Facility, with its extensive trails and playing fields. Note, too, that the town’s new sandy beach on Casco Bay is but a 10-minute drive away.

The home at 215 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, is offered for sale at $949,000 by David Jones of F.O. Bailey Real Estate in Falmouth, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private showing, please contact David at 650-3455, 781-1111 or at [email protected].

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Home of the Week is provided at no cost.

Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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