CUMBERLAND FORESIDE – Devotees of the arts, especially those who love to entertain, will be enthralled by the stunning, Art Deco-inspired, close-to-the-coast home. Display spaces on walls and in niches are as abundant as the open, gathering areas – living, dining, kitchen, a long balcony and a broad deck – are generous.

The 5,205-square-foot, custom, architect-designed home is itself a work of art, one that in the early ‘90s took more than two years to create, built into a hillside where a modest home had stood since 1960. The property’s elevation, on a 2.32-acre lot extensively hardscaped with granite from these very grounds, is a wonderful perk. On the upper level, you have an agreeable sense of living among the trees; downstairs, large windows demonstrate how naturally the home inhabits its pretty setting.

An elevator serves all three levels. Main living spaces are on the top floor. A true haven of a study/office, with a gas fireplace and loads of sleek built-ins, is at the far end. In the center are the living room, its balcony open to the elegant foyer, and the dining room, which is large enough for a banquet-sized table, has a wood-burning fireplace, and accesses the front balcony/deck. The bright kitchen – cherry cabinetry, Thermador wall ovens, a cooktop with grill, and a table-seating-style island with a second cooktop – is a treat, and in fine weather, “expands” out to the south-facing deck.

There are four first-floor bedrooms, including a superb guest suite whose lovely bath has a soaking tub within the oversized, open shower area, European-style. The master suite feels like a world of its own. It has a sitting room with gas fireplace, a cool bonus room ideal for a home gym, and both a spa tub room, and a double-headed steam shower room with two entrances, one from the radiant-heat bathroom.

The home at 124 Foreside Road, Cumberland, is listed for sale at $995,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Taxes are $16,715. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact David at 553-7302 or at [email protected].


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