FALMOUTH – The panoramic views from this stellar property are fascinating.

From the banks of broad windows lining both levels of this 6,552-square-foot home, you can spot Portland landmarks such as Portland House on the Eastern Promenade, Maine Medical Center, and the golden dome at McAuley High. You can also see several islands and Casco Bay waterways.

Even with the city skyline 6.6 miles distant, the perspectives here are endlessly absorbing, changing as you move from room to room, from level to level in this stunning contemporary built in 2001.

A long, winding, ascending road, Manhattan Way is a very private enclave of a handful of secluded houses, and is named after the famous drink (there’s even a cocktail glass on the street sign). This immaculate home on 22 acres sits at the top of the hill, and its design – stylishly sleek and contemporary – reflects the sophistication alluded to in the address.

One highlight of the main-level master suite is its teardrop, 19-foot-around glass-block shower enclosure. Pass through the vast living room (one can only imagine how many people could be entertained here) and the elegant dining room accented with glass cabinetry and stainless-front built-ins, and at the far end of the house, the slightly raised kitchen is gorgeous.

Cool features include a dumbwaiter to a second kitchen on the lower level, whose floor-plan flexibility is among the assets. Above the attached garage, a large space gives the option of creating an additional suite.

Systems are state-of-the-art; construction, of the highest quality. The grounds’ “finished” areas are beautifully landscaped and hardscaped.

There was once a quarry here, and today, some granite blocks stand like sculptures, and many more (note the workmen’s notches) line the curving drive. Outside on the huge patio, there’s an ingenious “doghouse”-style lobster cooker, and a circular fountain.

Near the detached garage is an FAA certified helicopter landing pad (its use has been requested by celebrities wishing to avoid attention at the Portland jetport). The heated, 65-foot, two-bay garage can accommodate a pair of recreational vehicles, to mention just one possibility.

The home at 10 Manhattan Way, Falmouth, is listed for sale at $995,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact David at 553-7302 or at [email protected].

Produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Home of the Week is provided at no cost.

Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer, and Keith Andrews; aerial by Ryan Walters.

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