SEBAGO – Some homes, and they can be period or new-construction, have a very pleasant “new-car” aura. Here is one, a spacious, 3,180-square-foot Colonial that was built in 2004 and has been perfectly maintained by it owners.

Surely the hardwood floor in the formal dining room has just been refinished? Actually, no. Its gleam is just one example of the home’s condition.

The adjacent kitchen, with its cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, and stainless Bosch appliances, sparkles in similar fashion. It’s a custom kitchen, as the 9-foot butcher block island with overhang for dining, and the walk-in pantry with frosted-glass door, would suggest.

Open to the kitchen, the back-to-front living room is large enough for more than one seating area – an advantage especially for those who like to entertain. (Another advantage is the covered deck overlooking the back lawn.)  The main level also has a mudroom with a daylight half-bath and laundry.

For those who enjoy having guests, or just relaxing with family, there’s an even bigger bonus above the attached garage: A 27-foot-by-29-foot family/media room, with great rustic character, an L-shaped wet bar, extensive seating space, and a 9-foot screen for its projector, all beneath an exposed-beams cathedral ceiling.

On the primary, bedroom second level, two good-sized bedrooms occupy one wing, and have a full bath to serve them. The private master suite includes a big walk-in closet, an additional closet, a wonderful bath with both Jacuzzi soaking tub and dual-head shower enclosure, and a large bedroom with an alcove perfect for a small desk.

The full basement provides all the storage one could want, and there’s even more than a cord of wood ready for the Defiant wood stove here, which supplements four-zone forced hot water heat. Yes, there’s plenty of space for a workshop – but then, the property also has a newer, detached, high-ceilinged, heated garage ideal for woodworking, etc. (Contractors, please take note.)

Sitting on a beautifully secluded, 3.28-acre lot, the home just 1/2 mile to Hancock Pond, and handy to various attractions, from Sebago Lake State Park to Shawnee Peak to golf in Bridgeton and Naples. The commute to Portland is 30 miles/45 minutes; to North Conway, N.H., just a couple of miles farther.

The home at 474 Hancock Pond Road, Sebago, is listed for sale at $299,900 by Diane Wescott of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate (Freeport office).

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Diane at 831-3421; 869-5173 ext. 104; or at [email protected].

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

Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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