SACO – The home of an artist, this property on 12.25 secluded acres is a work of art in its own right.

Set well back from Ferry Road, the house sits amid perhaps an acre of cleared land, its lawn and gardens encircled by towering pines with underbrush removed so that the trees appear a multitude of graceful spires.

A Zen garden, part of the back yard, and stunning hardscaping that includes a number of stone sculptures, are among the highlights of this oasis of tranquility.

Built in 1991, the one-owner, custom-contemporary ranch provides the ease of one-level living; a wonderful degree of flexibility that allows for four bedrooms, and allows the creation of a guest/in-law suite; and lovely design features everywhere you look, such as the dark-wood inlay in the broad, octagonal foyer.

The octagon motif recurs in a floor plan that, in the main living spaces, sets rooms at angles to each other to achieve a marvelously natural flow. Off the foyer, sitting room and dining room are also octagons, and have lofty, tray ceilings as does the foyer. Faux finishes, which may at first appear to be wallpaper, are beautifully painted.

The kitchen, which has oak cabinetry, Corian surfaces, and black appliances including wall oven, opens on one side into the butler’s pantry, and on the other into a charming breakfast nook off the living room, which has a floor-to-vaulted-ceiling stone fireplace. Full-view doors open out to an L-shaped deck that is 50 feet wide on its long side, and has raised platforms – octagons – at either end.

The library/office has extensive built-ins. A daylight laundry, and mud room, access the three-vehicle garage.

The carpeted master bedroom is huge, as is the suite’s bath with Jacuzzi tub; both look out on the Zen garden. The T-shaped walk-in closet opens into a second, cedar walk-in, also with plenty of built-ins.   

And then there’s the “studio” wing, two rooms of about 1,200 square feet combined, presently constituting studio/work room and gallery. The plenitude of possible uses here includes in-home professional business.

The 4,109-square-foot home at 190 Ferry Road, Saco, is listed for sale at $649,900 by Christina Jones and Lauren Jones of F.O. Bailey Real Estate in Falmouth.

An Open House will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, and on Sunday, Nov. 22.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Christina at 781-1111, 650-2581, or at [email protected]; or Lauren at 781-1111, 650-9247 or [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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