WINDHAM – When you hear “you couldn’t do this today,” you know that something special has been grandfathered.

In the case of this wonderful year-round home on the eastern shore of Sebago Lake, it’s a 20-foot-by-20-foot dock/patio/deck that sits in and on the 75 feet of frontage. (There are only six such structures on the entire lake, and no more will be permitted.)

The property is located on desirable, sheltered Jordan Bay, which is renowned as a haven for boaters – and not only boaters, but also wildlife. In recent days, a mother eagle who nests nearby has been escorting five eaglets to the ice for flying lessons.

On an early-spring-morning tour last week, there was an abundance of features to admire. Perhaps foremost among them, thanks to the unspoiled sightlines: the stunning views across the broad waters to the Raymond Cape shoreline and the mountains far beyond, with snowy Mount Washington and the Presidential Range looking surprisingly close, and particularly gorgeous.

This custom home began life as a camp in 1930, and some elements of that Maine lakefront classic remain, such as the stone fireplace, the Douglas fir flooring, and the beadboard ceiling of the kitchen and the dining area. In most other respects, the house is effectively new, because the sellers have steadily improved and updated it throughout the past dozen years.

At 2,955 square feet, with four bedrooms and two full baths, the home is spacious, indeed. The main level has been made open-concept, with the living room, dining area and kitchen flowing together, and facing the lake, of course – as does the delightful sunroom, a former porch that has been enclosed. Its oversized windows present a water view immediately as you step in the front door.

It’s a fine home for entertaining, inside and out. To the left, as you enter, is a very cool wine cellar/closet, which is lighted and has racks and cabinets floor-to-ceiling. Just ahead is a lovely dining bar crafted from Carrabassett Valley white pine.

Upstairs, the master suite measures almost 700 square feet; has a walk-in closet and a full bath, and a balcony overlooking Sebago; and, through French doors, a bonus room that also has a lake-facing balcony. And a private entrance, enhancing multigenerational possibilities.

The full basement has a workshop space. There are multiple heat sources – oil, pellet stoves, and Rinnai propane heaters.

The location is superbly convenient. Leave North Windham’s business center, and in five minutes you will be home on the lake, in an entirely different world.

The four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,955-square-foot home on a 0.17-acre lot is listed at $779,900 by Sarah Delisle of Vitalius Real Estate in Portland. Please contact Sarah at 523-9183 or at [email protected] Also, enjoy a video tour here.

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