RAYMOND – This splendid 3,780-square-foot, year-round home with 177 feet of sandy frontage on Crescent Lake was once the main building/dining hall of a summer camp, Northern Pines.

Today, it is transformed, featuring an elegant granite-and stainless kitchen that the original builders can scarcely have imagined; a pair of second-level master suites, one at each end of the building, which are accessed by private staircases; and in three of the five bedrooms, some of the coolest built-in bunks you could ever see.

The bunks, a log “bait shack” outbuilding for storage, and a wealth of wonderful woodwork throughout, are among the features that retain the metal-roofed “camp’s” classic Maine woods character, even as all contemporary comforts are provided.

Other highlights include the deep, end-to-end, enclosed porch overlooking the lake – one can only speculate how many guests could dine here on a summer evening, when the screens are in; and the massive, central, two-sided stone fireplace, its base measuring 10 feet by 5 feet, that ascends to the peak of the 18-foot cathedral ceiling of the main room, which is just over 50 feet long.

The spacious dining area is by the fireplace and off the kitchen; on the other side of the fireplace, there’s all the floor-plan flexibility one could ask. Banquette seats are a charming touch in one corner. Across the room, there’s a checkers table set up (please note that the property is offered with all furnishings). Also on the main level are a corner office/study and a half-bath at one end, and a sitting room on the other.

Upstairs, the suites are slightly different. The east-end suite includes a walk-in closet with built-ins; the west-ender, (curtained) windows overlooking the main room below.

On the lower level, two porches open out to the yard, and two very nicely appointed full baths serve a large, double-bunks center bedroom, and two other bedrooms with built-in bunks.

The fishing is fine (there are plenty of bass, and even some salmon); and boating, from your own dock, is a joy on 998-acre Crescent Lake, from which you can navigate into 1,400-acre Panther Pond via the Tenney River. Swimming is excellent from this sandy shore, and outdoor enjoyment is enhanced by the two decks close to the water.

Note that as a rental, the home averages $7,000 per week. It is listed for sale at $1.19 million by Tom Noonan of RE/MAX Allied in Windham.

Please contact Tom at 838-7851, 892-2214, or at [email protected].

 

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Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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