SCARBOROUGH – Here in one of southern Maine’s most desirable towns is an impeccably maintained four-bedroom Cape that’s ideal for a family, and thanks to recent updates, could just about pass for new.

The three-year-“old” kitchen, especially, shines, with a GE Profile French door fridge among its stainless-and-black appliances, and granite surfaces including island with seating overhang. Cherry flooring extends into a charming, cathedral-ceiling sitting area with a fireplace and a corner bar; and into the pretty dinging room, which has beadboard wainscoting. Full-view doors open to a slightly elevated deck, 10 feet deep, with a patio just below.

The spacious living room, a roomy half-bath, and a corner bedroom (or office/den) complete the first floor.

The upstairs floor plan is traditional-Cape, with a full bath in the center, and good-sized bedrooms (one with walk-in closet) on the south side. The big master bedroom has two double step-in closets and a private door to the bathroom. Generous knee wall storage is a bonus.

The basement also provides plenty of storage, plus laundry (Bosch washer and dryer) and has a room on either side of that space: a 14-foot-by-22-foot, semi-finished recreation room, and a smaller room that would make a fine workshops.

On the 1.8-acre lot, the home is set about 200 feet back from the road, behind a large island bed. A meadow occupies the north side of the huge, tree-screened back yard.

The home has central air and an automatic whole-house generator, and a 35-foot, two-bay garage with a rear door to accommodate a riding mower, boat, etc. The garage can also house four vehicles.

The home at 152 Beech Ridge Road, Scarborough, is listed for sale at $375,000 by Bridget King and Jason Miller of the King + Miller Real Estate Group at the Maine Real Estate Network (South Portland office.)  Annual taxes are $4334.

Please contact Bridget or Jason at 956-6007 or at [email protected].

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

Photos by staff photographer Melanie Sochan.

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