SHAPLEIGH – Here is a wonderful primary home, or second-home retreat; a 3.85-acre, water-frontage paradise for people who love the Maine outdoors in every season; a pristine, custom, 2012 year-round home for those who value privacy amid the serene beauty of rural surroundings, and the maintenance-free time to enjoy it.

Nestled into a woodsy, western York County setting, the property includes 318 feet of frontage on Upper Goose Pond, from which you can kayak/canoe south into 900-acre Mousam Lake (a brief portage is necessitated by a protected beaver dam).

As for the cedar-sided, metal-roofed home – quality-built by Glenn Travis – you can see the water, and across it to 30 acres of protected land on the far shore, from the spacious deck, from the delightful sunroom, and from the stunning great room – an open-concept, skylit expanse that features exposed beams, soaring cathedral ceiling, a towering brick chimney with woodstove, and a well-appointed kitchen with marble surfaces and cherry cabinetry.

Flooring is wide pine; the posts are from trees harvested on the property; the elegant door to the deck was salvaged, and enhanced with leaded glass.

Single-level living is an option, thanks to a first-floor master bedroom that has a daylight walk-in closet with loads of built-ins. The full bath with soaking tub is ornamented by a glass, blue-green vessel sink. The daylight laundry room has high-end (Electrolux) washer and dryer.

Upstairs are a large, bright, balcony-office, off which are the second full bath (note its granite vanity) and the second bedroom, which also has a walk-in closet.

The walkout, daylight basement has a wood stove and provides plenty of storage (kayaks welcome) and workshop space. Amenities include a Gentran whole-house generator, heat pump water heater, and a ductless split heating and cooling system that is also a dehumidifier and air purifier.

The detached, two-vehicle garage is oversized (24 feet by 24 feet); a handsome, pine-and-cedar garden shed stands nearby.

The 1,592-square-foot home at 12 Hodgdon Road, Shapleigh, is listed for sale at $314,900 by Solveiga Purens of Town Square Realty Group in Sanford, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Solveiga at 432-1233, 324-2860, 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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