RAYMOND – Seven hundred and fifty feet of Maine waterfront sounds like a barely possible dream. But here it is, part of a 7.44-acre, primarily level lot that skirts the shore of placid Raymond Pond, whose water quality is excellent, as is its bass fishing (both smallmouth and large).

There is no public access to the 344-acre pond, whose maximum depth is 42 feet. The buyer of this estate-potential spread will be able to put in a dock – and to consider a range of possibilities for the property.

Subdivision is not among them, but building a second dwelling closer to the water certainly is: One could add a guest house, or create a family compound. With about an acre of the land cleared – ancient stone walls trace its perimeter – farming or extensive gardening are options. The attached, direct-entry post-and-beam barn can serve as a multi-vehicle garage, or its sections can host a variety of critters, including horses. It can also easily be envisioned as a function facility, for weddings, etc.

And yes, there is a house, too. A vintage home, built c. 1900. The Cape retains some original features, such as the dining room’s exposed chimney brick with decorative oven doors, and the living room’s Rumford fireplace with a handsome cast-iron surround.

The home measures 2,332 square feet; has one full bath, on the first floor, with a tub; and has nine total rooms, a number that imparts floor-plan flexibility. The eat-in kitchen’s appliances are dated but do include a gas range.

The property at 247 Raymond Hill Road, Raymond, is listed for sale at $500,000 by Harper Lee Collins of Portside Real Estate Group (Yarmouth office). Annual taxes are $6,552 (2017-18).

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact Harper at 653-7224; 846-4300 ext. 147; or at [email protected].


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