CAPE ELIZABETH – Woods Knoll is a quiet neighborhood of just four properties, tucked in off Old Ocean House Road close to schools and the town center at Pond Cove.

Sitting very privately at the end of the street, overlooking its naturally-landscaped grounds and three-plus acres of forest, this shingled home enjoys the enclave’s prime site. Cape Elizabeth is perhaps southern Maine’s most desirable community, for its oceanfront and beaches and other recreational amenities; first-rate schools; and 12-minute commute to intown Portland and all its attractions.

This 3,200-square-foot home is one for a family to cherish. Quality-built by Rainbow Construction, and featured in the portfolio of Whipple Callander Architects, it is Southwestern in flavor and completely custom in design, with adroit touches everywhere you look, such as the family room’s coffered ceiling, the gorgeous birch cabinetry and blue-tile backsplashes in the kitchen, and the double skylight illuminating the master bedroom.

Built-ins are abundant, from niches in bedrooms to walls of shelving in the family room and even the upstairs hallway. An arch motif is seen in features such as windows and the graceful wood surround of the marble-tile wood-burning fireplace.

Bonus rooms lend floor-plan flexibility. The first floor’s large corner office can serve as a bedroom. The larger, own-entrance room above the garage is perfect for a kids’ getaway, overflow quarters, studio, etc.

The daylight, walkout basement has a great workshop and a big, framed-out room that could be “in-lawed.”  A Vermont Castings wood stove augments the scrupulously maintained home’s high degree of multiple-zone efficiency.

The home at 16 Woods Knoll Drive, Cape Elizabeth, is listed at $699,900 by Jim McFarlane of McFarlane Field Associates at Keller Williams Realty. Annual taxes are $9,596.

To learn more or to arrange a viewing, please contact Jim at 712-4737; 553-2666; 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 Lynn Dube, Wave5 Productions.

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