An Open House will be held from 1-3 p.m. today, Sunday May 20.

KENNEBUNK – Here in the very desirable River Locks neighborhood is a stellar custom Colonial that’s ideal for a family.

Consider the location: Very handy to the fine beaches of this southern Maine coastal town, in a quiet, walkable enclave from which you can stroll 10-15 minutes to the restaurants, waterfront, shops and other attractions of renowned Dock Square in Kennebunkport.

Consider the site: A beautifully landscaped, 0.67-acre lot whose woods provide screening out back, and which fronts on an agreeably private cul-de-sac that has only four houses.

And consider the four-bedroom home. Built in 1997 and measuring 2,534 square feet beneath its newer roof, it has been regularly (and recently) updated, so that it feels entirely fresh – almost new.

The redone kitchen is a treat, with granite surfaces including an island; honey-toned maple cabinetry; and stainless appliances, among them a GE French door refrigerator. There’s dining space for a good-sized table, and a full-view door out to a screened sun porch whose cathedral ceiling is paneled. The porch, and the adjacent, elevated deck, overlook a back yard that is popular with songbirds.

Set off by architectural columns, the back-to-front living room also accesses the deck, and features a brick, wood-burning fireplace in an elegant surround with dentil molding. The traditional dining room (note its chair rails) is across the center hall.

The daylight laundry has a sink, and even a shower enclosure – a welcome amenity for anyone who has just come back from the beach. Flooring is hardwood (red oak, in excellent condition) throughout the main level.

On the wide staircase, a pretty Palladian window enhances the home’s natural brightness. At the top of the stairs, twin French doors open into a large office. The master suite – huge bedroom; deep, walk-in closet; and a renovated bathroom with both a cast-iron, clawfoot soaking tub and granite-tiled shower enclosure – has one of the home’s four heating zones.

Bedrooms two and three are front-and-back; spacious bedroom four has a walk-in closet and has been enlarged with a dormer. A full bath with tub serves these three bedrooms.

The semifinished, partially daylight, heated, full basement is a haven unto itself. There’s a great workshop, abundant built-in storage, and one more boon to a growing household: A family/recreation area that holds a billiards table very comfortably, with plenty of sitting room left over.

The home at 22 Lockwood Drive, Kennebunk, is listed for sale at $649,000 by Gail Arnold and Marissa Hyland of Kennebunk Beach Realty. Please contact Gail or Marissa at 967-5481; [email protected], or [email protected]