BUXTON – Here is a handsome Colonial with traditional character (note the front door’s sidelights and decorative pediment,) and great appeal for anyone seeking an excellent home for a family.

Begin with the neighborhood. It’s a woodsy enclave of fine homes, privately sited on large lots – this property’s measures 3.25 acres. Underground utilities enhance the natural beauty of the setting, and there are only 10 houses on this street, which dead-ends past the house next door. The location, off U.S. Route 22/County Road close to both the Scarborough and Gorham lines, is very handy to the Maine Mall area and major roadways.

The west-facing home was quality-built (thicker, energy-efficient 2 x 6 construction) in 2001. Enter through the oversized, two-vehicle garage, pass the daylight half-bath / laundry, and you’re in a big, bright kitchen with an island, lots of cabinetry, and a new microwave and dishwasher. The adjacent dining/living room, which is carpeted, runs front-to-back to French doors, a perfect setup for adding a deck. Completing the main level is a front room (a potential fourth bedroom) that makes a great office.

Up wide, oak stairs, the master suite with deep walk-in and full bath occupies the south wing. Bedrooms two and three, both good-sized, are served by a full bath with tub. At the end of the hall there’s access to the big bonus room above the garage, which is dormered to the rear and presents excellent potential for finishing, which would add 520 square feet of living space to the home’s present 1,768.

And then there’s the full, mostly daylight basement, with plenty of space for a family room, workshop, storage, etc.

The home at 60 Shortill Farms Road, Buxton, is offered by a motivated seller, and its asking price has just been reduced to $294,900. Annual taxes are $3,598 (2016). The listing broker is Julie Chandler of Po-Go Realty in Gorham. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Julie at 839-3300 ext. 225; 650-8927, or at [email protected].


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