CUMBERLAND FORESIDE – Arriving at this gorgeous waterfront Casco Bay estate, you will notice how the curving row of flowering trees parallels the deep crescent of the semicircular drive.

This graceful design motif will recur throughout the property, in the gentle slope of a stone wall, the eyebrow window above the front entrance, the bend of the paved path to the shore, the terrace’s walls, and the windowed bows of the beautiful breakfast nook and the living room, for instance.

It is but one example of the superlative detailing that distinguishes “Southerly.” Named for the direct southern exposure it enjoys, facing out across the sparkling waters of Broad Cove, the home is perfectly sited to catch early-morning, midday and evening sun in turn. The elegantly landscaped and hardscaped grounds measure 2.16 acres, with a little grassy peninsula that extends to 95 feet of shoreline, where a 220-foot dock with a float awaits boating enthusiasts.

At 7,315 square feet on its two levels, the home is grand, but also entirely comfortable and welcoming. Gathering spaces are ideal for entertaining (as shown when the house  hosted dozens of people for a charity event); living room and formal dining room, and  especially the great room, with its coffered ceiling and oversized fireplace, and stunning new marble-and-stainless, gourmet kitchen. Downstairs, another huge room (recreation/multipurpose) serves a similar purpose; at its center is a magnificent stone fireplace, 10 feet wide.

Private living spaces are no less wonderful. The library is lined in handsome built-ins. Morning light greets the east-wing second suite, which opens out to the gardens. The master suite features sumptuous bathrooms, one hers, one his; a brick, gas fireplace; room-size walk-in closets; and French doors out to a patio overlooking the water. The three-vehicle garage is direct-entry.

The home at 5 Ebb Tide Drive, Cumberland Foreside, is listed for sale at $2,998,000 by Lois Lengyel and Glenn Jonsson of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Annual taxes are $44,568. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Lois or Glenn at 780-8900; 233-2820, [email protected]; 776-0036, [email protected].

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