PINE POINT, SCARBOROUGH –  To those who love the Maine coast, “year-round beach house” may be among the most beautiful phrases in the English language. Here is a home that illustrates why.

The cottage-character property in the Seaside neighborhood is about a three-minute walk (directly across East Grand, down super-short Oak Street, then through a beach-grass path) to the pristine sands and surf and seven miles of oceanfront.

A clam-digger’s modest dwelling more than a century ago, the house was completely remodeled, and expanded, in 2003. It still feels fresh as new throughout, from the watch-the-world-go-by farmer’s porch to a rear deck that overlooks the long back lawn, with gardens, that extends to a row of graceful willows. Saltwater marshes beyond provide a pretty view. And the outdoor shower enclosure is fashioned to let in some sunlight, so that you can enjoy a “rainbow shower” inside.

Similar forethought and design flair is shown in the master suite’s beautiful bath, whose “pinwheel” tiles have seaglass corners that match the vanity top and the accent band in the double-headed, block-glass shower. There’s a jetted tub, too.

The suite, an addition, has a private balcony, and cool shed-style doors on the bedroom’s double closets. Another full bath (with laundry) serves the two front bedrooms upstairs.

The main level includes lots of original features (e.g. the stained-glass window, foyer columns, lovely hardware) complemented by newer touches, such as beadboard. The custom kitchen and dining room flow together, back-to-front, and there’s a handy office (a potential fourth bedroom) off the living room.

The full basement has a fine, almost-daylight workshop space, and all the storage rooms one could want/

The 1,688-square-foot home at 21 East Grand Ave., Scarborough, is listed at $539,000 by Jane and Garry Smith of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Back Cove, Portland). Annual taxes are $5,196 (2016-17).

An Open House will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. Please contact Jane and Garry at 773-1990, 838-2011, or at [email protected].

The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Photos by Diane Maines and John Hutchings. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].