CUMBERLAND FORESIDE – Here in the most sought-after area of one of southern Maine’s most desirable towns is a home with multiple winning qualities.

Classic character (the Dutch Colonial was quality-built in 1958 by the renowned Robert Walker). Spaciousness, at 3,882 square feet. Family appeal: There are 14 rooms in total, including four bedrooms, and a traditional, paneled basement recreation room. The town’s schools are among the finest in the state.

And, of course, there is the sweet Casco Bay location. The home enjoys easterly water views year-round, and the quiet road dead-ends about 150 feet past this house. There by the grace of a neighbor there is “invited use only” walking access to the pebbly shoreline on Broad Cove.

With so many rooms, one would expect a certain flexibility, and this home delivers. The west wing, an expansion decades ago, is devoted to a master suite complete with an office; a sitting room with French doors opening to the bedroom; his-and-hers walk-in closets; and a full bath with jetted tub. The suite presents the option of single-level living, and would be ideal for in-laws/guests.

Built-ins are plentiful here, and throughout the house. The formal dining room has twin, lighted, corner china cabinets. The front-to-back living room is handsomely paneled and has abundant shelving, including that flanking the wood-burning brick fireplace.

The fireplace is one of three here. There’s another in the recreation room, and another, elevated, in the long, bright kitchen, whose updates include a four-burner gas range and a farmer’s sink. Off the kitchen, there’s a four-season sun room.

Upstairs, the “other” master suite occupies the east, water-facing half; second and third bedrooms the other side, with a full bath to serve them.

The home at 13 Sea Cove Road, Cumberland Foreside, is listed for sale at $660,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Annual taxes are $12,366.

The property is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact David at 553-7302 or at [email protected].


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