PINE POINT, SCARBOROUGH – The sand and surf of southern Maine’s finest beach – seven miles of it – are a two-minute stroll away. The ocean views are direct, dramatic, and ever-changing, sunrise to sunset, season to season. And the breezes scented with salt air remind you that there’s nowhere in the world you would rather be.

Especially when home is this superb, grey-shingled custom contemporary. Built in 2012, the 3,042-square-foot, single-owner gem sits on a manicured, 0.24-acre lot in the private Beachwalk at Pine Point association, which consists of just a handful of houses.

Five bedrooms; an open-concept main level; and 600 + square feet of living space (family/recreation room, bonus room, and full bath) in the primarily daylight basement help make the home ideal for those who like to entertain guests, whether for an evening or for longer stays. Several decks – the largest off the living room, plus others off the master suite, the first-floor office, the guest bedroom, and a back bedroom – are a constant invitation to the outdoors.

Every detail of the home’s interior alludes to the beach environment, but does so subtly. For example, the stones in the sunken living room’s wall-mount gas fireplace, you would collect if you saw them on the shore. The “mud” room’s (shouldn’t it be “sand” room?) tile flooring is patterned like sea grass; the powder room floor suggests sea-foam bubbles, and the chef’s kitchen’s bright-yellow barn door to the pantry “pops” like a beach umbrella.

The location in the heart of Pine Point brings with it advantages beyond the evident one of living essentially on the beach. The neighborhood is very walkable and bikeable, and includes a number of restaurants close by, from the Garage BBQ kitty-corner across the street to the Bait Shed and Bailey’s a quarter-mile down Jones Creek Drive. History is here, too. Back in the late 1800s a hotel stood on this site. The walk to the water takes you through town-owned Snowberry Park, named for Fred Snow and Perley Berry, who in 1947 built a gift shop and restaurant nearby.

And here is a further bonus. The buyer of this property has the first right of refusal on the adjacent, level, 0.23-acre lot, which is offered at $399,000, and presents a perfect opportunity to establish a family compound – on the beach.

The home at 375 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, is listed for sale at $1.25 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]