WATERBORO – This year-round home on the east shore of Lake Arrowhead has such Scandinavian character, you can’t help wondering where the sauna is. There isn’t one, actually. But there is substantial water frontage – 160 feet on the lake, wrapping around a little peninsula with the property’s dock system one one side. And in addition to its huge, wraparound deck with bench seating, the home has deck-accessing sets of full-view sliders in both the dining area and the great room, to maximize enjoyment of lake views and glorious sunsets over the water.

These advantages are owing to the work of the architect who in 1979 designed the home specifically to inhabit this specific setting. Certainly the pleasantly rustic Scandinavian flavor of “Arrowhead Lodge” suits the woods-and-water Maine environment. This is a no-nails, post-and-beam house whose interior is entirely of pine, and pleasantly aromatic.

Past the big, overhang porch, on either side of the entry hall are a full bath and a good-sized office. The main living area is essentially open-plan, with dining on the left and galley kitchen just beyond, and directly ahead, the family room/great room, which has a Fisher wood stove on hearth. Upstairs, beneath a cathedral ceiling, another full bath is at the back of the house, off a spacious, skylit, sitting-room landing. Two bedrooms are oriented towards the lake, and share light from a pair of west-facing skylights. The third bedroom has a skylight, too.

The full, high-ceilinged basement houses laundry, systems and extensive workshop/storage, while also presenting expansion possibilities. There are doors out to the below-deck space, which is ideal for storing ATVs and snowmobiles.

The home is well worth considering as an investment opportunity. (It has long been a second home for the seller, who is only the second owner.) To say nothing of the warmer months, the popularity of snowmobiling and ice fishing make year-round rental (peaking at about $1,500 for a week) feasible. Note too that the home’s contents – decor, kitchenware and more – will convey.

The 1,800-square-foot home on 0.40 acre at 12 Grandview Circle, Waterboro is listed for sale at $269,000 (monthly fees are $103) by Diane Gray of The Maine Real Estate Network, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Diane at 632-1943 or at [email protected].

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald, the Friday feature home is provided at no cost.

Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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