CUMBERLAND – Beautifully bright and perfectly private, this immaculate, one-owner, custom home sits screened by mature trees on almost three acres just a couple of minutes from the village-character center of town.

The location is very handy to excellent schools and library, playing fields, and the four-season, 250-acre Twin Brook Recreation Facility, so the property is altogether ideal for a growing family.

Dormered like an expanded Cape, the 1999 home offers single-level living as an option, but with “bonus” rooms on both upper and lower levels. Behind the sweet garden featuring a pair of Mongolian pea trees, and the farmer’s porch, a tiled foyer opens into a wonderful family room, with cathedral ceiling, fireplace flanked by twin alcoves, and plenty of scope for a wide choice of furniture arrangements.

A screened and covered porch, and a deck of equal size, expand the entertaining choices. The kitchen, which has lovely, beadboard-cherry cabinetry, flows into the dining room, or den. Laundry and half-bath are down a hallway.

The master suite – large bedroom, walk-in closet with built-ins, and delightful bath with both jet tub and oversized shower enclosure – is set into its own quadrant, to the rear. Off a side hall, the south wing – or “children’s wing,” if you will – has a pair of good-sized bedrooms, each with double closet, back and front. They are served by a full bath with soaking tub.

Cherry treads, flanked by wide-board wainscoting, lead up to a very cool family/media room above the garage. A side door here accesses a substantial walk-in attic.

The upper rooms measure 2,435 square feet; and the lower level, beyond a huge storage/workshop room, and separate utility room (forced hot water heat is multi-zone) adds 632 square feet of finished space – daylight, and walkout, with a pair of full-view doors opening to the side lawn.  Here is excellent “in-law” suite potential, and already in place are a full bath, a bedroom, and a tiled, L-shaped main living area that’s spacious enough for more than one role.

The home at 14 Olivia Lane, Cumberland, is listed for sale at $439,900 by Pamela Webb Audet of Greater Portland Realty, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Pam at 797-7777 ext 10; 671-6601, or at [email protected].

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Photos by Lynn Dube, Wave5 Productions.

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