NEW GLOUCESTER – As a fine family home, this property in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, with back-yard access to hiking and groomed snowmobile trails, has everything going for it. No wonder it has just gone under contract.

Quality-built in 2005, and scrupulously maintained, the one-owner Colonial is very nicely detailed. Off a big mudroom that includes a walk-in laundry, the tiled kitchen features granite surfaces, cherry cabinetry, and stainless appliances – Jenn-Air gas range with hood, plus both wall oven and microwave wall oven, among them. There’s eat-in space to the right of the granite bar, and a formal dining room with a pellet stove at the front of the house.

Floors are oak. A half-bath is handy in the center hall. The front-to-back living room has a gas fireplace with cool stone-tile surround and hearth, and contrasting dark/light wood flooring inlay. A French door at the back opens to the 12-foot-by-12-foot deck. Interested buyers, please inquire about the hot tub.

There are two staircases, central and from the mud room, to the second level. The latter staircase accesses unfinished bonus space above the oversize, two-vehicle garage – space that has wonderful office, studio, man-cave, etc., potential. A side door opens into a 10-foot, walk-through closet to the master suite, whose well-appointed bath has double oval sinks and both a jet soaking tub and a privacy shower enclosure.

Second and third bedrooms are carpeted, as is the master bedroom, and good-sized; they are served by another full bath with soaking tub. The attic – walkup, and daylight thanks to two windows and two skylights – invites finishing too. Like the above-garage space, the attic is roughed out for heat and electricity.

But you never know how much space a growing family might need. The high-ceilinged basement also offers expansion possibilities. As it is, there’s a big, bright, L-shaped, mostly finished (but unheated) family/exercise room. The rest of the basement is devoted to a workshop/storage room, and adjacent utilities.

Set well back on its generous, 1.79-acre lot, the home also has an oversized garden shed. The remains of ancient stone walls suggest that this was once farmland.

The 1,881-square-foot home at 43 Targett Road, New Gloucester, is listed for sale at $270,000 by Dave Sawyer of RE/MAX Heritage in Yarmouth.

For more information on more fine homes in southern Maine, please contact Dave at 846-4300 ext. 108, or at [email protected].


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

Photos by Melanie Sochan.

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