CAPE ELIZABETH – You can just glimpse the ocean from the top-level front windows of this handsome, clapboard-sided garrison. Thanks to a deeded right-of-way, you can also stroll five minutes down to the rocky shore to see the sun rise over the Atlantic. The quiet neighborhood even has its own sandy beach – a protected cove at Trundy Point, where you can swim and collect shells, and enjoy the annual Shore Acres lobster bake.

Factor in the excellence of the Cape Elizabeth school system, and it’s hard to imagine a better place to raise kids. And here is a perfect home for that purpose. In fact, among its many updates is a designated “mission control” room that houses the laundry (graphite steel LG appliances); has loads of cabinetry, plus a desk and shelving, and even a fold-down ironing board; and functions as the “mud” room, too.

Southeast-facing, the 2,121-square-foot home is beautifully bright, a quality enhanced by fresh painting throughout the interior. Across the slate-floored entry from the “mud” room is a tiled family room / large office with a super-efficient gas heater on a floor-to-ceiling brick hearth. One level up is the cathedral-ceiling living room, which has gleaming hardwood flooring and a propane insert in its brick fireplace.

Next door are the oak-floored dining room, whose full-view doors open to the back patio and the 0.40-acre lot’s secluded back yard; and the eye-catching kitchen, with its new French door stainless fridge, copper-look backsplashes, custom granite surfaces, and cool light tunnel.

Upstairs, a full bath with tub serves good-sized bedrooms two and three; and the master suite, complete with walk-in closet and a full bath, occupies the south end.

The home at 6 Algonquin Road, Cape Elizabeth, is listed for sale at $425,000 by Mary Walker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Cape Elizabeth office). Annual taxes are $5,799 (2017-18).

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Mary at 799-5000 ext. 109; 831-7291; or at [email protected].

Photos by Felice Boucher, The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].