NEW GLOUCESTER – A starter home for a young family? A destination for down-sizing  older folks? An appealing option for a contractor, perhaps, who welcomes the opportunity to grow business headquarters on this two-acre lot? (Which is zoned RC, as in residential/commercial; town approval for a garage is already in place.)

For these and other prospective buyers, this one-owner, three-bedroom, two-bath ranch built in 2009 offers the advantages of a very affordable list price ($199,900); the ease of single-level living; and move-in condition. As for location, please note that the Sabbathday Lake public beach is only a mile away; the shopping-and-schools conveniences of Gray center, and Maine Turnpike Exit 63, barely a 10-minute drive.

As for the house, the interior is bright and, with its open-concept main living area, feels spacious. The kitchen, which has oak cabinetry and all-black Fridgidaire appliances, flows into a broad, carpeted living room that, paired with the dining area, extends front-to-back. Full-view doors open to an elevated, 12-foot-by-20-foot deck.

Master bedroom suites are a rare amenity at this price point, but here in the home’s south end is one, complete with a big, carpeted bedroom; full bath with twin oval sinks, and soaking tub; and in addition to a single closet, a large walk-in closet. On the other side of the living room, at the far end of the hall, are good-sized second and third bedrooms, and to serve them, a full bath with oval sink and soaking tub.

The full, heated basement duplicates the upstairs’ 1,352 square feet; has excellent ceiling height, and is primarily daylight, with twin French doors opening to the back yard.

There is great potential here for creating finished space while still having plenty of room for storage and workshop. Laundry (in the mudroom) is already taken care of, and a wall-hung boiler (propane heat) is a space-saver, too.

The two-acre lot is a big plus. The home is set back about 75 yards from the road, and very well screened. Woods out back, sloping up from an old stone wall that marks the property line. Removal of a couple of small trees will increase the substantial gardening potential (eastern orientation ensures plenty of growing-season midday sun).

The home has a security system, too. Annual taxes are just $1,778.

The property at 244 Sabbathday Road, New Gloucester, is listed by Vanessa Greco of Portside Real Estate Group in Falmouth, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Vanessa at 322-1786, 619-7571, 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, staff photographer.

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