FALMOUTH – Many virtues of this beautifully appointed custom home in the Tidewater neighborhood are readily apparent. For example, set off by an angled, granite island, the stunning cook’s kitchen, whose Jenn-Air stainless appliances include a five-burner gas cooktop, and two wall ovens (one convection).

Or, off the spacious, open-concept main living area with gas fireplace, the elevated, three-season porch that overlooks woods (and wildlife) and a tidal Presumpscot River inlet. Or, in the full, finished, walkout basement, one room that isn’t daylight because it’s a state-of-the-art movie theater, with a 10-foot screen, eight built-in reclining chairs, and a back row for extra seating.

With these and so many other features comes great practicality, as co-listing broker Kathie Hooper emphasizes while giving a tour of the home, which went under contract within 24 hours of being listed. Hooper mentions the abundance of closets, from the cedar walk-in upstairs to those lining the lower-level hall. Central air, whole-house generator, multiple heating zones. Off the garage, a huge, tiled mudroom with the laundry room handy.

Step lights on the staircase. Lighting has been designed as carefully as the 4,965-square-foot interior. South-facing windows are tinted (invisibly) to protect gleaming hardwood floors from intense sun.

The total of 14 rooms imparts great versatility. The top floor has a big bonus room; the lower level has separate exercise and recreation rooms and excellent au pair suite potential. The main-level office is a true haven, and beneath the 9-foot ceilings with crown moldings, single-level living is an option.

Not only is there a very private first-floor master suite, whose walk-in closet with built-in is room-sized, and whose marble-tile bath is warmed by radiant heat; in the opposite wing of the house, there’s a complete guest suite.

The home at 24 Marigold Lane, Falmouth, is listed for sale at $739,900. Taxes are $9,029, and there is a monthly Tidewater Farm Association fee of $230.

For information on other fine homes in southern Maine, please contact Bean Group (Portland office) agent Kathie Hooper (749-1168, [email protected]) or co-listing broker Tom Rettberg (233-3372, [email protected]).

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Photos by Michael Eric Bérubé, MaineVirtualHomeTours.com. Please send feature home suggestions to [email protected].