WINDHAM – Classic Maine waterfront cottages come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s no one designated architectural style. All the same, you know one when you see one, and here is a perfect example.

One-half mile from U.S. Route 302 and all the conveniences of North Windham, this 900-square-foot, three-season cottage built in 1935 sits prettily on the edge of Pettingill Pond, with 50 feet of sandy-bottom frontage. Excellent for swimming (the water here averages several degrees warmer than big Sebago’s) and bass fishing, especially, the 42 -acre pond in not quite ringed by the several dozen houses (this property looks across at undeveloped land) and is notably peaceful. Water traffic is not restricted, but is primarily canoes and kayaks.

So consider placidity a key characteristic of the property, along with many other original features: beadboard; exposed ceiling beams, hardware and windows; a bench seat with storage built into the windowed bay of the dine-in kitchen. And of course the living room’s stone fireplace, updated with a gas insert.

Kitchen cabinetry, painted red, and hardwood flooring, painted blue, and handsome wall sconces flanking the fireplace, are among the touches that elevate the home from “camp” to cottage. Knotty pine is absent.

Updates/improvements include a Rinnai monitor heater and a newer, enclosed front porch and adjacent full bath. There’s a half-bath, with sacked laundry, en suite with the large of the two bedrooms.

On the west-facing water side, a deep, end-to-end porch has been enclosed, and enjoys wonderful sunsets (the cottage is named “Bright Waters”). A ladder rises to a sleeping/storage loft into whose new-wood balcony are cut outlines of pine trees, to complement the cutouts in the original shutters in the living room below.

The 0.14-acre property at 144 Anglers Road, Windham, is listed for sale at $235,000 by Barbara Lewis of Maine’s Real Estate Connection.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Barbara at 831-7574, 892-1522, or at [email protected].

 

Staff photos by Derek Davis.


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