On a late-afternoon evening in early April, I headed out to 252 Turkey Lane in Buxton to discuss the possibility of listing the home for sale. It was a warm evening, and a quick rainstorm had left the air heavy, and as I passed one expansive field, I stopped the car to watch 25 or more deer grazing, completely unfazed by my presence. Off to my right, in a meadow tucked into the woods, a flock of turkeys made its way across the clearing.

When I pulled into the driveway of the home, I stepped outside and was met with the magical sound of spring peepers announcing the arrival of warmer weather. I was pleased to see a neat, trim Cape Cod perched on the highest point on the property, surrounded by a huge, open lot surrounded by old-growth pines. Here was a yard that could be a gardener’s paradise. Or a dog lover’s dream. Or a hobby farmer’s dream-come-true. Beside the home was a massive, oversized garage that dwarfed the two cars parked inside.

Upon entering the home through the kitchen, I was met with a natural-light-filled, newly-remodeled kitchen with stainless Bosch appliances and nice details like a beveled kitchen countertop and

gorgeous, high-quality natural cabinetry. The first floor features a living room with hardwood floors, updated full bathroom, and two bedrooms of a perfect size, again, both with high quality hardwood flooring.

Moving upstairs, across a hardwood-floored hallway, there is another full, tastefully updated and contemporary bathroom. To the left, a large bedroom spanning the full width of the home, and on the right, the master suite.

This home has been so meticulously maintained and so continually updated it simply sparkles. Had the owner told me it was two years old, I would have had no problem believing it. The finished basement – currently used for a home-based business – features a huge, open area just waiting to be turned into an entertainment area or hobbyist’s getaway. The road on which the home is located is something out of a Country Living article, with neat-as-a-pin farms and rolling fields and hills that are simply pectacular.

In short, this home is a rare find. For home seekers wishing to avoid the crushing prices of Greater Portland, here is a turn-key property just minutes from the mall area, but offering privacy, natural surroundings, and the quality of life that only comes from a home in the country. 252 Turkey Lane is offered at $299,900.

Please visit www.mikefaulkingham.com for more info, or contact me directly at 207-838-7980.