In certain corners of southern Maine, a rich history drifts through the pinelands and rolls across the open fields. A sense of place remains firmly rooted in the land, guided by the stewards who are called to tend to it. On these 11 acres in west Cumberland, this spirit lives on.

Here, an 1810 Cape Cod style farmhouse sits on a rise looking south across a timeless landscape. The recently added sun porch blends wonderfully with the original architecture. Inside, period details remain intact, with modern conveniences added throughout. Two wood stoves compliment a central hot water heating system. The south-facing sun porch, complete with exercise pool, welcomes abundant natural light, preserving warmth even in the cooler months. An open eat-in kitchen area with a wood stove flows into the charming dining room showcasing the original central chimney. The first-floor bedroom is adjacent to a full bathroom. A living room with a wood stove completes the first floor. Upstairs, three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom rounds out the flexible floor plan. The recently waterproofed basement promotes peace of mind, and the detached garage offers ample storage.

A seedling greenhouse allows for a jumpstart to the growing season, and the raised beds and various fruit trees give rise to the bounty of the land. The potential for additional house lots raises intriguing possibilities. All of this, and just a short drive to a top-ranked school district, and 25 minutes to downtown Portland.

372 Blanchard Road is listed by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Please contact David at 207-773-2345 or at

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