YORK – Any discussion of this fine home must begin with its wonderful setting. Tucked deeply, privately in a quiet neighborhood, the well-screened property enjoys 260 feet of shorefront on the York River, and “enjoys” is truly the word. A mooring is available, for a nominal fee; kayaking is excellent, and so is the striper fishing.

You can add a dock and/or float. The view – across to conservation land on the far shore – is unspoiled. Wildlife observation is fascinating, with herons and a bald eagle, frequent visitors. Once, a seal sitting on an ice floe drifted past, bound for nearby York Harbor.

Behind a stone wall more than 200 feet long, the 1.09-acre grounds are beautifully and naturally landscaped and hardscaped. Built in 1988, the oversized, south-facing Cape-style home from its farmer’s porch faces manicured lawn and gardens; to the rear, rooms on all three levels overlook the water.

Like the roof, the window/skylights on this side of the house are two years’ new. There’s a trio of skylights on the enclosed porch, which is perfect for fine-weather dining, entertaining and relaxing, and opens to a big family room with a wood-burning brick fireplace. There’s another, back-to-back fireplace, also flanked by built-ins, in the study/office. Across the wide hall are the dining room and a dine-in kitchen, updated with granite surfaces, and freshly painted.

Up the wide staircase, front-and-back second and third bedrooms are served by a central full bath. A daylight laundry room is here, too. The bonus room over the garage makes a great walk-in attic, or could be finished to create a suite. The master suite is in the opposite wing and has a walk-in closet and a spacious, tiled bath with towel-warmer.

In addition to plenty of workshop/storage, the walkout, daylight basement has an exercise room with a television and a NordicTrack treadmill that will convey.

The home at 12 Foxtail Drive, York, is listed for sale at $529,900 by Michael Thomas of Keller Williams Realty (Saco office). Annual taxes are $4,768 (2016-17).

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Michael at 710-8290 or at [email protected].

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


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