NORTH YARMOUTH – Here in the highly desirable Granite Falls neighborhood is a sweet and spacious, custom home with great cottage character inside and out. Note, for example, the scalloped-shingles accents on the exterior, the diamond-paned interior window in the paneled dining room, and the kitchen’s Shaker-style maple cabinetry.

That character is perfectly suited to the setting. Among a handful of other executive-level houses seen at some distance, the 2006 home sits on 1.5 pretty, professionally landscaped lawns-and-gardens acres, with pastoral views of rolling fields and meadow. Enhancing the pleasure of the setting: This property includes an inground, heated, no-maintenance pool and lovely patio surround, steps from the back porch.

The main living area is open-concept, and huge, but so well designed that it works beautifully. Flooring is Kempas Brazilian cherry. The space is subtly divided into a family/living room with built-ins flanking a marble-surround gas fireplace; a sitting area with a Jotul stove and a fir-paneled ceiling; and a half-walled dining area. Opposite is the stunning kitchen, with granite surfaces including an island; Jenn-Air wall oven and five-burner gas range,

The third bedroom, at the front of the house, makes a fine office, and there’s a powder room just around the corner. The second bedroom (with a near-accessory full bath); a daylight laundry room,   and the master suite – occupy the west wing. The cathedral-ceiling bedroom has a giant walk-in closet, and opens to its elegant bath through an arched doorway.

The lower level adds about 1,200 square feet of finished space adaptable for different uses. There’s a bonus room that’s perfect for exercise equipment (and has a screen); plus a guest suite (bedroom, full bath, and large, daylight, walkout living room) that also has a complete kitchen, making it ideal for a longer stay.

The under-contract home at 3 Brookview Lane, North Yarmouth, is listed for sale at $590,000 by Bridget King and Jason Miller of King + Miller at Portside Real Estate Group in Falmouth. Please contact the team at 749-1073 or at [email protected].

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