KENNEBUNKPORT – Here on the “quiet” side of this renowned Maine coastal town, about midway between serene Goose Rocks Beach and bustling Dock Square, is a spacious, light-filled home in a beautifully private, 12.1-acre setting.

Designed by Salmon Falls Architecture, the 3,467-square-foot home sits down a quarter-mile-long, tree-lined private road; and when its graceful gables appear, the effect is dramatic indeed.

Enveloping the house is an expanse of professionally landscaped and hardscaped lawns and gardens, including a little pond with a fountain, terraced brickwork with seating and a fire pit nearby, and fieldstone walkways. The back yard is also manicured, and equally lovely, and looks out on marshland whose grasses are just golden-browning for autumn.

Entering the home is dramatic, too. The grand entry way introduces a great room whose cathedral ceiling soars 23 feet. Oversized built-ins, for objets d’art, line the side walls; the elegant gas fireplace is one of four in the house. Almost all ceilings are vaulted or cathedral, the exceptions being the second and third bedrooms, which with a clawfoot-tub full bath are on the west wing’s upper story.

Otherwise, the home is single-level. The master suite occupies the east wing, and features California his-and-hers walk-ins; a gorgeous bath with deep soaking tub and oversized shower enclosure; and fireplaces, each with a rough-hewn, repurposed barn post surround, in both the bedroom and the dressing room/sitting room.

There’s another gas fireplace in the huge office/media room. And the gourmet kitchen is truly stunning. Counters are limestone, the island butcher block. There’s  a walk-in pantry with fridge and freezer drawers (that’s in addition to the paneled refrigerator); double Miele wall ovens, a six-burner DCS cooktop, and a custom, two-section, drawers-style Fischer & Paykel dishwasher.

The home at 8 Granite Heights Road, Kennebunkport, is listed for sale at $1,187,500 by Heidi Burns Maynard and Corey Burns Gagnon of Pack Maynard and Associates Real Estate. Annual taxes were $5,472 in 2015.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Heidi at 967-3883 ext. 25, [email protected]; or Corey  at 967-3883 ext. 34, [email protected]).

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram.

Staff photos by Melanie Sochan.

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