BRUNSWICK – During the year or more it took to plan and design this stunning Arts and Crafts home, built in 2004 on land that once belonged to author James Michener, no detail was overlooked. For example, in the sitting area off the kitchen, only a gas stove that could cast a very generous flame would suit.

An elegant Lopi Berkshire model proved ideal, and was  installed at an angle, matching the positioning of the elevated, Brazilian cherry, wood-burning fireplace in the sunken living room, and the cast-iron gas fireplace amid the beadboard wainscoting in the master bathroom.

Materials, from the marble tiles of the four-season sunroom to the mahogany decking, were just as thoroughly considered. Beauty and utility (the fireplaces are among four heat sources) are in harmony here, as the gourmet kitchen, with its granite, two-level, 12-foot island for both “work” and dining, perhaps best illustrates.

Separate staircases rise to the two-part upper level. One side is a large, bright, wide-pine-floored studio (so designed, but suited to other purposes) with a soapstone sink and a balcony. The west wing includes the master suite, whose sumptuous bath has both a soaking tub and a gorgeous shower enclosure; and the second and bedrooms, which are served by another full bath.

Set down a long drive on an end-of-the-street cul-de-sac, the private, 1.11-acre property is estate-quality, its expanse of front lawn and gardens and ornamentals well screened by evergreens, its woodsy north and west sides bordered by 423 feet of frontage on Mare Brook Pond (where you can fish, skate, canoe/kayak) and town-owned conservation land with trails that make it an easy walk to the Bowdoin College campus and playing fields.

The 3,662-square-foot home at 42 Beech Drive, Brunswick, is listed for sale at $795,000 by Jonathan Leahy of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Taxes are $11,159 (2016).

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Jonathan at 798-2428, 729-2820, or at [email protected].

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Photos by Meggie Boothe. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].

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