SCARBOROUGH – This may be the freshest and brightest 1970 home you’ve ever seen, and immaculate besides, thanks to scrupulous maintenance and regular updates. And the half-acre-plus property comes with the bonus of a modern barn built four years ago.

That’s “barn” more for its handsome traditional design than for its functionality: The 28-foot-by-36-foot building has heat and electricity and air compressor lines, and a pair of 11-foot, 3-inch-high bays that can accommodate RVs; and walkup, daylight storage space that could be finished as a studio, workshop, home office, etc. In short, the barn is a contractor’s dream.

The shingled and wood-sided home is a star, too. Oak floors are in fine shape. The living room has a brick wood-burning fireplace with custom mantel of oak. The new kitchen flows open-plan into a dining area with wainscoting like that in the front entry, and has granite surfaces including island, stainless-and-black appliances, and cherry cabinetry. The kitchen also accesses the large, elevated deck, which overlooks a very nice back yard with a patio and a 12-foot-by-16-foot garden shed.

Down the hall, the full bath with soaking tub is beautifully remodeled – note the twin undermount sinks in the granite-topped vanity – and has a second, privacy door to the master bedroom at the rear of the house. Second and third bedrooms, at the front of the house, are both good-sized, and have ceiling fans.

Finished, and partially daylight, living space on the lower level adds 624 square feet of living space, making the home’s total 1,872. Here, behind a French door, is a carpeted family room with a brick wood-burning fireplace and an end wall of built-ins. The adjacent “mudroom” opens to the direct-entry, two-vehicle garage, and has oak cabinetry, a long counter, and a closet, so that additional uses such as crafts room and office come to mind. Next door, the full bath/utility room/laundry is multi-purpose, too, easily accommodating shower enclosure and stacked laundry.

The Pleasant Hill neighborhood location is a big plus – great for families, in a town well-known and much sought-after for the excellence of its educational system. Schools, all conveniences, and easy-commute roadway connections are at nearby Oak Hill. As for recreation, golf courses and lovely beaches are handy, and the 126 acres of the new Benjamin Farm Land Trust are just across the street.

The home at 287 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough, is listed for sale at $309,000 by Scott and Sunny Townsend of Keller Williams Realty.

For more information, contact the Scott and Sunny Townsend Team at 553-1387 or at [email protected].



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

Photographs by Lynn Dube, Wave 5 Productions.

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