SCARBOROUGH – Immaculate homes like this one are always a pleasure. And when the property is this beautifully landscaped and hardscaped – the 0.52-acre, terraced lot is essentially one large garden – the pleasure is doubled, at least.

Garden tours have been held here, and awards bestowed, but note: The yard was professionally, specifically created to be low-maintenance, and is easy-care. (Its seven irrigation zones are a great help.) The home – a single-owner Colonial built in 2000, and measuring 3,215 square feet – was every bit as carefully planned and designed, and has been scrupulously maintained to the highest degree.

The finely detailed home offers pleasing traditional character, with the living room and the dining room flanking the center hall. The “heart” is a newer kitchen, which has granite surfaces including an island with overhang, and a desk; lovely maple cabinetry; and stainless appliances. From the dining area, French doors open to a huge back deck, and a patio; and French pocket doors introduce a cathedral-ceilinged family room, whose floors are Brazilian tiger wood, with a brick, wood-burning fireplace.

A powder room and a laundry room complete the main level. Upstairs, the master suite – carpeted bedroom, walk-in with built-ins, and a full bath with both jetted tub and shower enclosure – occupies the west wing. Two bedrooms, back and front in the east wing, are served by a second full bath.

The walkup top story is a great bonus – a bright, full-length, pine-floored room that’s perfect for a studio, office, etc. (or an additional bedroom). In the basement is another multipurpose room – exercise is just one potential use. There is plenty of storage space, and access to the attached garage.

The home at 12 Sequoia Lane, Scarborough, is listed for sale at $485,000 by Marcy Kallis of The Maine Real Estate Network (Standish office). Annual taxes are $6,337 (2017); there is an annual Hunnewell Hill association fee of $400. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Marcy at 415-4447 or at [email protected].

The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram.

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