PORTLAND – Here is a sparkling, cottage-style townhouse condominium you might think new, so thoroughly has it been updated. These premium plush, Nike-padded carpets have never been lived on; Moen faucets are new throughout; the whole interior is freshly painted.

Hardwood floors gleam in the dining room and living room (note its raised, wood-burning fireplace, and broad windows that usher in sun from the south); and stainless-and-black appliances shine in the immaculate, galley kitchen.

One of 30 homes in the super-convenient Ocean Woods complex, this is a desirable end unit, with a private driveway and an attached one-vehicle garage with storage loft, a pleasant, well-screened back lawn, and a deck.

Like the powder room, the upstairs full bath is freshly tiled – blue on the floor, marbly on the step-up to and surround of the soaking tub. The open, Euro-style shelving is in addition to the linen closet in the hall.

Both bedrooms are spacious and carpeted and have ceiling fans. The front-facing master has an oversized double closet and an alcove for a desk or makeup vanity; the back bedroom is a total charmer that makes a perfect nursery, and has a recess for a bed or crib, and a windowed alcove with built-in shelves on either side.

Approximately half of the basement is devoted to laundry (stacked Frigidaire washer and dryer) and utilities, leaving plenty of room for storage, and a workshop if desired. The back portion of the basement – about 12 feet by 20 feet – invites finishing into a family/recreation room, office, etc. Baseboard oil heat is very economical – just 430 gallons used per year.

The 1,232-square-foot condominium at 8 Ashley Lane, Portland, is listed at $275,000 by Jean Russo of Harbor City Realty. Annual taxes are $3,156. Water, sewer, exterior insurance, and snow plowing and landscaping are covered by the association fee of $362, which will decrease by $90 when the new roof assessment is paid in several years.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Jean at 775-1991 or at [email protected]

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