CAPE ELIZABETH – Newly listed at a notably affordable asking price here in one of Southern Maine’s most desirable coastal towns, here is a multi-level, as-is, equity-builder of a home that presents an attractive opportunity for a homeowner who is handy and energetic and willing to undertake some rewarding cosmetic work.

Built in 1964, the home just off Ocean House Road/U.S. Route 77 has had just one owner in its 51 years, and has seen recent updates: The roof was redone in 2004, the (forced hot water) boiler is 2010-new.

The house has 1,326 finished square feet, plus 352 more finished “below grade.” Many buyers will appreciate the original, “midcentury modern” features, which include a gorgeous, 3-over-5 paneled front door; a period doorbell; NuTone hood over the oven; a stainless, rotating toothbrush holder built into the wall of the half-bath; and paneled walls in the lower-level family room and the main-level living room.

A particularly charming touch in the kitchen is above the stove: a pair of tiles with cooking tips.

Both the family room and the living room have brick, wood-burning fireplaces; the living room’s distinctive oak surround is a bit fancier than the pine mantel downstairs. Most upstairs floors are oak; in fact, those in the three good-sized bedrooms (two front, one back) are newly refinished. There’s plenty of closet space, since each bedroom has a double closet or larger.

The kitchen has twin pantries on either side of its exposed brick, and birch cabinetry in fine condition. The adjacent dining area has large windows that could fairly easily be replaced with sliders, so that a deck could be added above the back lawn of the 0.31-acre lot. Trees screen the back yard, which also has a fire pit, and a pile of slate sitting ready to be laid as a patio.

Coming with the home are all the advantages of living in Cape Elizabeth (beaches, Land Trust trails, Fort Williams park, and of course, a top-notch school system. And the location less than a half-mile from the South Portland border makes an intown commute very easy.

The home at 148 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth, is listed by Vin Connolly of HomePro Realtors in Portland, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Vin at 761-0011, 671-6424, or at [email protected].


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

Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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