KENNEBUNK – It would be hard to overstate the appeal of the recreational amenities here, at this splendid Maine coastal home in the oceanfront Kennebunk Beach neighborhood.

Directly across the street is 18-hole, Skip Wogan-designed Webhannet Golf Club, est. 1901. Behind the screen of tall cedars are the fourth green and the fifth-hole tee box. At the back of the property’s generous and nicely landscaped 1.41-acre lot is a fenced tennis court (whose hard surface needs a bit of work).

And less than a mile down Sea Road are three pristine, open-ocean beaches: Kennebunk, just east of Lords Point; Mother’s Beach (so-named for its family-friendliness, which includes a great playground); and lovely, long Gooch’s Beach, which stretches towards Kennebunkport. You can stroll beach-to-beach along the quiet streets’ sidewalks. From this home, you can walk or bike to the beach, and back.

The handsome and historic (built in 1820) Colonial has seen many major updates. These include a 1977 renovation/expansion that brought the four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home to its present 2,690 square feet, plus an oversized, two-vehicle garage that connects to a vintage, three-level barn with two more bays.

Significant updates cover a range, from multi-zone heat and a newer roof; to a delightfully sunny, south-facing brick patio off the big, brick-floored, multi-closet mudroom; to a first-floor full bath with jetted tub, a 12-feet-deep cedar closet, and a half-bath in the handsome, curving front staircase’s spandrel. The spacious kitchen has primarily Jenn-Air appliances, and a skylight.

At the same time, desirable vintage features – wainscoting, moldings, and plaster walls; pine floorboards 20 inches wide, or more; two brick, wood-burning fireplaces; and a covered porch, accessed through French doors from the dining room – are in excellent condition.

Upstairs, the four bedrooms are four-square, in traditional Colonial fashion, but with modern upgrades. The master suite has a large bedroom with two closets, and a full bath with a cool, oversized shower enclosure. Closets in the other three bedrooms are also deep, and lighted, and have shelving. A full bath with tub serves these rooms.

The full attic is walkup and partial daylight, and provides plenty of storage. So do the garage, which has unfinished bonus space above; and the barn. Its second story, now set up as an excellent workshop, would make a wonderful studio. Its southern exposure ensures the same abundant light that the east-facing home has enjoyed for almost 200 years.

The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2,690-square-foot home on a 1.41-acre lot is listed at $1,495,000 by Becky Bassett and Grainne Archer of The Bassett Team at Kennebunk Beach Realty. Please contact the team at (207) 967-5481; (207) 251-1995, [email protected]; (207) 450-5171,[email protected]