FALMOUTH – A few weeks ago, eager birders were seeking out this Mackworth Point location following word of sighting of a rare egret. Here is a home that enjoys such attractions every day, because it looks directly out across the broad Presumpscot Estuary to the grassy shoreline of the Audubon sanctuary.

And it is a rare home. Originally a classic ranch, in 2010 it was renovated from the roof down and is now a sleek, modern gem, combining urban sophistication; green, sustainable materials; and the utmost attention to fine detail.

The stunning kitchen – white Corian surfaces, 8-foot island, stainless appliances including GE gas range with Smeg exhaust hood, and Samsung French-door refrigerator – has great Euro character that extends into the open-plan dining and living areas. Down the hall are a secondary suite with full bath, and a primary suite whose walk-in closet built-ins include a jewelry drawer, and whose alcoved bedroom is, by design, “the sleeping room.”

The finished lower level adds 1,168 square feet of living space (for a total of 2,698). The largest space is a party-sized media room with surround sound and big screen. Also spacious is the office-and-exercise room (note the glass block windows) that can serve as the third bedroom. The laundry room includes a set tub, and the utility room gives a good glimpse of the home’s superb efficiency, with Baxi Luna (propane) wall-mounted boiler (three-zone heat, on-demand hot water) and tripolymer foam insulation.

Like the exterior, which is shingled in 50-years Certainteed cedar, the 0.16 corner lot is easy-care thanks to low-maintenance hostas and hydrangeas in abundance, and tall cedars screening both home and “secret garden” out back. The neighborhood has been called one of southern Maine’s best-kept secrets. You have to live here to appreciate fully the peace and privacy, and the convenience not only to intown Portland via car or bicycle, but also to Mackworth Island’s trail and beach, a short walk away.

The two-vehicle garage, a bit of a rarity in this locale, is oversized, and has excellent daylight space above, whether for abundant storage, use as a workshop/studio, or for finishing to create a fine suite for guests.

The home at 32 Greenway Drive, Falmouth is listed at $569,000 by Anna Deutsch of Keller Williams Realty, and has just gone under contract.

For information on more fine homes in Southern Maine, please contact Anna at 807-0203, 879-9800, or at [email protected].

 

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Staff photos by Derek Davis.

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