GRAY – Great natural beauty is the hallmark of this splendid lodge in a secluded location just off Route 115.

The home was constructed in 2006 using 10-inch Engleman spruce logs that were milled in Idaho and cut in Swedish cope. The warmth and even grandeur of this wealth of wood is enhanced by the abundance of light that pours in through the high wall of south-facing windows, the skylights, and the full-view doors all around the huge wraparound porch.

At 3,000 square feet the house is very spacious, and “lives” even more so, thanks to its open-concept interior design and its truly soaring cathedral ceiling. Beneath it is a main living area whose lovely kitchen is outfitted with subtly-stainless appliances, honed-granite counters including and island with overhang for dining, and cabinets of hickory. Everything is custom. Past the dining area, the corner of the living/sitting room features a stone, floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace.

There’s a deep powder room off the mudroom. The paneled master suite, which is on the same, first level, has twin, lighted walk-in closets with built-ins off the hallway from the big bedroom to the well-appointed bath, which has both jetted tub and oversized, glass shower enclosure.

The home’s upper level is a capacious loft, which has room for media, office and other purposes simultaneously. The loft also has a gas stove, and makes very useful guest/overflow quarters.

Downstairs, there’s a daylight recreation room on a similar scale, with a stone fireplace, and walkout to a 20-foot-by-25-foot paved patio with fireplace.
Good-sized second and third bedrooms here share a full bath Jack-and-Jill style.

Great privacy is ensured by woods that ring the lawns and gardens of the 2.5-acre lot, which has two outbuildings: a large garden shed you can roll a riding mover into, and a huge, heated garage with a workshop. This facility would suit a contractor very well.

The home at 18 Granite Hill Drive, Gray, is listed for sale at $450,000 by Marie Flaherty of The Flaherty Group in Westbrook. Annual taxes are $3,737.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Marie at 400-3115, 776-9160, 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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