FALMOUTH – Here is a spacious, single-owner home that was custom-built in 2006 but lives much newer. Credit the sellers for not only keeping it immaculate but also enhancing its great appeal, and efficiency (the Buderus boiler is new).

At one point, they installed new backsplashes in the kitchen, then decided they weren’t quite right. So they replaced with the oversized subway tiles you see today, and those are quite perfect.

The upstairs master suite has been modified, too, and expanded. An original bonus room was transformed into a full bath with a lovely, 9-foot shower enclosure with seat; two granite-topped vanities, including one for make-up; and open, transom-like areas above the walls, to let light and air flow through. The bedroom, whose cathedral ceiling features distinctive angles that recall those in the first-floor great room, has newer hickory flooring that has proved completely dog-claw-proof.

(The master bedroom also has a 65-inch screen, which will convey, as will almost all the home’s furnishings, children’s furniture excepted.)

There’s a first-floor master suite, too – or very large den, if you prefer. The wall-of-windows great room opens out to a south-facing side deck with retractable awning, and flows into the bright dining area and the cherry-and-granite kitchen with a new KitchenAid French-door fridge.

“The location may not be for everyone, but then, you could say that of any house,” noted listing broker Pam Audet of Greater Portland Realty.

“Here, you’re super-handy to downtown and to I-295, so commuting time is minimal. Middle Road can be busy at times on weekdays, yes, but this (0.35-acre) property feels like an oasis, with its gardens.

“It’s professionally landscaped, and completely fenced-in already – and the sellers are offering $5,000 for a buyer to improve the back-yard fence. The railroad tracks beyond are effectively screened from sight and not ‘active,’ so there is no train traffic. For much of the year, you have a water view of Casco Bay, out back to the east.”

Year-round, the interior views are definitely special.

The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,104-square-foot home at 143 Middle Road, Falmouth, is listed for sale at $519,900. Annual taxes are $5,649 (2016-17). For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Pam Audet at 671-6601, 797-7777 or at [email protected].


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