GEORGETOWN – In this coastal town there are many pretty ponds, from which turtles emerge to wander every spring. That’s why you now see so many children’s hand-drawn roadside signs asking people to drive slowly and watch out for the turtles.

That tradition is just one of the many charms of quiet West Georgetown, and this classic, shingled waterfront home is surely another. Built in 1910, the spacious 3,036-square-foot house has 140 feet of tidal, but deep, shared frontage on the Kennebec River, and a dock with it. The water is steps away, directly across the lane, and the westerly views are stunning.

The one-acre property has a wonderful bonus, too: A detached, 1,000-square-foot cottage with a full bath; two bedrooms; a potential kitchen; and at the front, a large studio/office with a monitor heater. The cottage has an enclosed storage shed to one side.

The home combines sweet vintage character with a number of updates, including the kitchen with its white appliances, and full baths both upstairs and down. Like the cottage, the house has new interior doors and extensive, beautifully aromatic new paneling. The main-level floors are pine; bedrooms are carpeted.

Augmenting forced hot water oil heat are two great features: In the 15-foot-by-23-foot living room, a wood-burning fireplace with chimney to the ceiling; and in the family off the kitchen, a corner wood stove on a stone hearth, with fieldstone 5 feet high running the length of the wall. Historical note: This room served as the village general store for a couple of early-1900s decades.

Please note that several period pieces, such as the ornate bookcase in the master bedroom, will convey.

The home at 255 Marrtown Road, Georgetown, is listed for sale at $390,000 by Sharon Drake of Sharon Drake Real Estate in Bath. Annual taxes are $1,792.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Sharon at  443-1005, ext. 12; 751-0581; or at [email protected].


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

Exterior photos by staff photographer Melanie Sochan.

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