CUMBERLAND FORESIDE – The finest contemporary homes have timeless character, and here is a perfect example:

A 2,703-square-foot gem, nestled into a secluded, woodsy enclave of a handful of houses, and providing deeded rights to oceanfront on Casco Bay. It’s a short stroll away down Lanewood, the next street over.

Built in 1987, the custom home has been scrupulously updated inside and out, so that it’s as fresh aesthetically (completely repainted, new fireplace insert installed, new hardwood floors and carpeting, master bath redone) as it is state-of-the-art functional (three heat pump/AC units added, Biasi boiler new in 2012, ice-and-water-shielded roof) to give a few examples.

A lovely three-season sun room – opening off the first-floor master suite’s huge bedroom, and also connected to the long, deep deck accessed from the dining area – was added in 2014. The kitchen is newer, too, with Corian surfaces, and stainless appliances including a wine fridge, a French door refrigerator, and a cooktop built into the work island. The gas fireplace’s stone chimney is two-sided, its pretty granite shared by the kitchen and the cathedral-ceilinged living room.

Skylights and lofty windows enhance the natural brightness of the home, which enjoys excellent eastern and southerly exposure. Upstairs, in addition to a pair of good-sized bedrooms (one has a cool parquet floor and a walk-in) and a full bath with tub, there’s a long, three-skylight bonus room – a potential bedroom, or suited to a number of other uses.

Forced hot water oil heat is multi-zone. The full basement has tons of storage and workshop space, and the ceiling height to accommodate finished space.
And the private, 1.17-acre lot is beautifully hardscaped, with a stone patio and a granite bench among its highlights.

The home at 3 Heron Lane, Cumberland, is listed for sale at $575,000 by David Jones of F.O. Bailey Real Estate in Falmouth. Taxes are $9,962.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact David at 650-3455, 781-1111, or at [email protected].

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