SPRUCE POINT, COUSINS ISLAND, YARMOUTH – You could spend hours driving to a Maine coast getaway that provides enthralling ocean views, deepwater frontage with a dock, and world-unto-itself peace and privacy. Or you could travel less than a half-hour from downtown Portland to cross the causeway and arrive at this stunning Casco Bay property, which offers the above-named qualities and much more.

The custom, 2005 home on 3.1 acres is secluded at the tip of Spruce Point, and perched above its 583 feet of private waterfront. The dock with float is an easy walk down the slope. From its elevation, the home looks east and south to Chebeague, Little Chebeague and Long islands; water-level views extend to Peaks Island and the shipping channel, the city of Portland, and all along the Foreside shoreline.

Sunrises here are magnificent, just as stormy weather can be captivating, but boaters will appreciate that the site is well sheltered.

The 4,968-square-foot, shingle-style home has living space on three levels, plus two deep, ocean-facing decks – off the upstairs master suite, and end-to-end the length of the first floor. On the south side, off the sun room, there’s a crescent-shaped slate patio, surrounded by a stone wall, whose shape alludes to the point of land beyond.

That inspired touch is emblematic of the artistry with which the home’s elegant interior – a blend of Maine coast classic, and bright, Southwestern flavor – was designed. Floors are birch downstairs, fir above, and there is radiant heat throughout the daylight basement’s water-facing studio/workshop rooms. Trim is golden oak, which in places is ornamented by delicately wrought stained-glass transoms; note, too, that the door to the master suite is stained-glass.

The gourmet kitchen features soapstone surfaces and top-end, stainless appliances. There are stacked-stone fireplaces in the living and dining rooms, the master suite, and another upstairs bedroom.

The home at Spruce Point, Yarmouth, is listed for sale at $2,550,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Taxes are $41,285. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact David at 773-2345 or at [email protected].


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