WELLS – One could argue that the four most beautiful words in the English language are “year-round beach living.” And in support of that proposition, introduce this splendid home as evidence.

Top-quality-built in 2011 on a .046-acre lot where a little cottage had stood since 1954, the four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home measures 2,012 square feet over three levels of living, and from just about every room provides water views – across the street to the open ocean in front, and to either side of the building behind to the lovely, tidal Webhannet River at the back. The fine sands and rolling surf of the beach are less than 100 yards’ walk away, via two paths close by.

Further advantages: The Webhannet is excellent for kayaking. This side of the beach, which ends at the jetty, is the quieter, less-trafficked side, because there is no public parking. And as a rental, the home would be a significant income-producer, to the tune of several thousands weekly during the season.

Enhancing the pleasure of beach living is the peace-of-mind knowledge that the house was built to be as low maintenance as possible. For example, the farmer’s porch, the small back deck (perfect for a grill) and the master suite’s private balcony are made of no-care composite materials, and the handsome gray shingles are vinyl.

That aesthetic touch is in keeping with the home’s character. Everything about it says “beach,” from the white beadboard and sky-blue interior walls to the seaglass accent band in the kitchen’s backsplashes or the basket-weave patterns in the master bath’s marble flooring and custom glass shower enclosure. Comfort? All baths have radiant heat.

Floors are 3-inch oak. The kitchen’s stainless GE appliances include a five-burner gas range and a French door refrigerator. The living room features a gas fireplace in one corner. Double closets are everywhere.

The home at 300 Atlantic Ave., Wells, is listed for sale at $825,000 by Alex Martin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Properties in Kennebunk. Annual taxes are $6,224 (2016). For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Alex at 351-6666, 985-4952 or at [email protected].


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