CAPE ELIZABETH – A cherished family dwelling for the past four decades, this lovely cottage-style home stands ready to welcome new owners.

In the wonderful neighborhood traditionally known as Cape Cottage, near Fort Williams and Cliff House Beach, the 1910 house retains essentially all its original, classic features. Floors are hardwood throughout (though beneath carpeted upstairs) and baseboards are cast-iron. The formal dining room pleases with its chair rails and built-in china cabinet. The living room’s wood-burning brick fireplace on a tile hearth is flanked by built-ins, and topped by a mantel just short of 12 feet wide.

The central kitchen is a good-sized galley version, with white appliances, and south-facing windows that highlight how bright the home is. In similar fashion, a “picture” window opens the living room to the stairway, for additional illumination. Note that single-level living is an option here: Alongside the living room is a bedroom with an accessory half-bath.

Past the kitchen, there’s a cool den that was added about 20 years ago, bringing total square footage to 2,240. This room has handsome wainscoting and a vaulted ceiling with twin skylights. Nearby a door opens to a newer, two-level deck that overlooks the fenced back yard, a pleasant haven that abuts open land that’s like a little park unto itself.

On the second level, the large master bedroom is at the front; its walk-in closet is a pleasant surprise in a vintage home. Bedrooms two and three are good-sized and have deep closets. All are served by a full bath with soaking tub.
The upstairs floor plan is flexible enough to be reconfigured to include a master suite.

Many buyers may wish to carry out cosmetic updates, but there is no immediate need; and having been scrupulously maintained, the property is in top condition. Roof and furnace (Buderus boiler) and oil tank are 2008-new. The chimney was relined in 2011. Almost all windows are new.

The detached, two-vehicle garage comes with an attached shed, and the basement houses laundry, workshop, storage with shelving, and a period-charming rec room, which is paneled and carpeted and practically daylight, thanks to five windows.

The home at 37 Cottage Farms Road, Cape Elizabeth, is listed for sale at $390,000 by Mark Brown of The Maine Real Estate Network (South Portland office).

Please note that an Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Mark at 899-9001; 774-4224 ext. 290; 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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