SCARBOROUGH – This property is a gem with many facets.

Begin with the location. Top-notch schools help make the town very desirable, and this home’s “Scarborough Foreside” location is a winner. Through the wooded portion of the 4.2-acre lot, whose big front yard is like a park, the seller has created a half-mile of private trails that connect to a path to Higgins Beach – a 1.2-mile, nearly-all-off-road walk away.

In effect, a beach comes with the property. So does a catio – a fenced, roofed, paved enclosure, with a pergola for felines to climb and doze on – which is set between two patios at the back of the house.

And so does a lower-level guest/in-law suite, complete with a full kitchen, bath, two bedrooms, and a living room with a hearth for a wood stove. Multi-generational living is an option here. These 1,400 square feet of finished space are walkout and primarily daylight, and may also be rented, becoming a significant income-producer.

So spacious is the home, the two upper levels total 3,488 square feet, with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths – ideal for a family. The granite-and-stainless kitchen (Viking Professional gas range, wine fridge) is a treat, flowing back-to-front in combination with the dining room, and sharing with the family room a two-sided, floor-to-ceiling-brick fireplace.

The first level extends from an east-wing great room with a cathedral ceiling, and an adjacent sunroom, to a west-wing master (or bonus) suite that has not only an oversized, floor-level spa tub, but also opens into a wonderful solarium.

There’s a second master suite upstairs. Closets are more than ample, and there is walkup storage space above both the direct-entry, two-vehicle garage, and the detached two-vehicle garage.

The home –15 Spurwink Road, Scarborough – holds out more possibilities than can be itemized here, and is listed for sale at $600,000 by the Scott and Sunny Townsend Team at Keller Williams Realty. Annual taxes are $8,828 (2017-18). For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Scott and Sunny at 553-1387 or at [email protected].

Photos by Nicholas LaRiviere, Firefly Aerial Solutions. The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram.