RAYMOND – Two very private acres, and 300 feet of Sebago Lake frontage. Those magic words come first to mind in describing this property’s appeal.

“The Lake House” has been in one family since it was built in 1955. It nestles amid tall pines on Deep Cove, near the end of a private lane. Most of the frontage is sandy beach, bordered by a stone wall with steps, near the swimming float.

The huge deck of more than 600 square feet sits above the water on a foundation that once supported a boathouse. The deck is ideal for entertaining. You could also add a dock extending to deep water in this well-protected Jordan Bay cove.

You can swim from the deck (it has a gate) and fish, too. On a recent morning visit, a largemouth bass was tempting fate by nosing around the rocks.

One would not be permitted to build this structure today. Nor would one be able to construct the adjacent guest house, whose sun porch is elevated a dozen feet from the water’s edge.

The guest house is a vintage-character Maine lakefront charmer. There are two bedrooms; a full bath with stacked laundry; a retro-flair, white-and-red kitchen complemented by three stainless, wall-mounted LaSalle Automatic Heetair units; and a main living / dining area that combines with the porch for plenty of gathering space.

The cottage could also be rented, and the shed converted into a bunkhouse, a small enhancement to a property already a family compound.

One wing of the main house provides three good-sized bedrooms with double closets, and a full bath with some updates. The primary living space is a lake-facing, open-concept expanse with a floor-to-ceiling, stone fireplace in the center. Note the kitchen’s cool wall oven, built into the chimney. Outside, the full-length slate patio establishes a footprint that makes expansion an option.

The property at 174 Deep Cove Road, Raymond, is listed at $1,275,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Please contact David at 207-773-2345 or at [email protected]