YORK – The location, in one of southern Maine’s most desirable coastal towns, is ideal, whether you are seeking a spacious, single-family home, or are considering an investment or business opportunity such as a bed-and-breakfast. Here is your opportunity.

This elegant, c. 1910 Colonial sits in the Business 1 zone in the heart of historic York Harbor, only a four-minute walk to the beach, Hartley Mason Park and other attractions including shops and restaurants. On its three levels of living there are 18 rooms, including nine bedrooms, and seven baths, five of them en suite – a great benefit to an inn owner.

One who is also in residence will appreciate updates such as the newer Burnham heating system, the nicely landscaped side gardens on the 0.53-acre lot, and the freshly painted top floor; conveniences including central vac and plenty of paved parking in addition to the two-vehicle, direct-entry garage; and the many well-preserved period details, e.g. hardwood or wide-pine flooring, found throughout the 3,884-square-foot property.

Behind the broad porch, at the front of the home, are a living room and a great room, each with lovely built-ins, each with a handsome, brick wood-burning fireplace. The center hall connects to a formal dining room (note its ceiling medallion), a full bath, an office/study, and a large, tiled kitchen, with a gas range, bay for dining, and deep, L-shaped pantry lined with shelving.

Near the laundry/mudroom, back “breakfast” stairs access the second-floor’s butler’s pantry and maid’s quarters, and a two-room third-level suite with a private deck. The gorgeous front staircase ascends from the great room to both main-house upper levels, each of which has four bedrooms.     

The home at 432 York St., York, will be sold at an on-site auction at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4. A preview will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, May 4.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Keenan Auction Company at 885-5100 or at [email protected]; and see Auction 17-79 at www.keenanauction.com.

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