18 Blake Road is a beautiful, traditional home that makes you feel like you are getting the best out of life in Maine. The warm, cottage feel allows families and friends together in the great room and kitchen while conveniences like the attached garage, walk out basement and cedar-lined closets give the owner the comfort and functionality of a well thought out, custom home.
The floors are a variety of fine hardwoods: Cherry in the master bedroom, bamboo in the sunroom, and maple throughout the rest of the main level. The kitchen and bathroom cabinets are all custom built and they are made of birch and poplar.
So many improvements are unseen to the naked eye but can be felt when entering into the home: the house is wrapped in blueboard foam insulation with an R-Value between 35 and 50 (in the 3 season porch).
The garage is bright; with ten windows there is plenty of natural light for a full workshop to sustain year round from this space. The breezeway ties the garage into the house and offers a warm, tiled area to remove snowy boots and hang winter coats.
While the improvements and quality of this construction are well above average, the thing I love most about this property is its incorporation into the landscape. The location of the house is ideal; just out of town yet close enough for a five minute drive to the market.
When you choose to live in Maine, it is likely the outdoors, recreation and environment which attracts you to this little place in the world. This home is positioned so that you can enjoy outdoor living space on the lawn or either patio while being encompassed by a beautiful forest. The large windows draw light into the home from every room, and the great room offers a perfect dwelling to watch the seasons change.
This is a special property that has so much to offer, come spend some time here and you will understand how magical this place is.