SACO – This extraordinary, year-round property provides oceanfront living at its very finest. Here is a gorgeous custom home, and a private setting directly on the beach.

Here, steps away, are 135 feet of fine-sand waterfront, in a little-foot-trafficked area of Saco Bay’s seven-mile crescent of Atlantic Ocean beauty. Here are stunning views due east out past little Eagle Island to the horizon; northeast to Prouts Neck, Richmond Island and the Cape Elizabeth shoreline; and southeast to Wood Island Light and Biddeford Pool.

Here is a professionally landscaped and hardscaped 0.83-acre lot with a walkway from the lawn through the seagrass to a patio and the pristine sands. The site is protected against erosion by a new steel-and-concrete sea wall.

Here the sweet music of the surf is ever-present, sometimes soothing and enchanting, sometimes dramatic. And the grey-shingled, 4,000-square-foot home is a perfect complement to its surroundings. This site was once part of the Deering estate. The pretty garden shed off the driveway belonged to the cottage that stood here; so did the twin china cabinets, carefully preserved, in the dining room.

That feature is but one example of the care and thoughtfulness that went into this 2007 home’s design a decade or so ago. Another is the “wave” motif. Just as a gently curving stone wall introduces the property, so within the home, you may notice the wavy pulls on the kitchen’s high-gloss cabinetry, or the gracefully sinuous light fixture above the breakfast nook.

Note, too, the starfish-shaped pulls in the master bath, the brass-pipe footrest beneath the 14-foot granite bar on the lower level, the sparkling blue of the gourmet kitchen’s backsplashes, the bullseye glass of the front door’s transom and sidelights. These nautical allusions are both inspired and subtle, charming touches that suggest how comfortable and liveable the home, throughout its stunning and sumptuous interior, truly is.

There are four bedrooms. The top level is designed for finishing to add two more, plus a bath; or to create another master suite. The present first-floor master feels palatial, beneath its tray ceiling; the bath, with both Jacuzzi and glass shower enclosure, is luxurious. The living room, like the master bedroom and the downstairs family room, has an elevated, gas fireplace.

Above, the lofty, coffered ceiling is a soft, celestial blue between its beams. It’s as if the summer sky is above you, year-round.

The home at 303 Seaside Ave., Saco, is listed at $2.2 million by Sandra Murray of Keller Williams Realty. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Sandra at 415-5175 or at [email protected]