Good fortune brought this Portland-based couple to this spectacular three-sided waterfront lot within Cushing’s Gaunt Neck development. Primarily designed as a single-level retirement home, the owners and architect created a floor plan that perfectly suited their needs both inside and out. The home’s entrance leads you into a large foyer with a semi-enclosed dining room to the left and an open living room and kitchen to the back.
Centered within the living room is a stone-faced fireplace, with cabinets and bookshelves to each side. To the rear of the kitchen is a popped-out dining nook, that along with the living room takes in the expansive wooded and water views. With the beautiful outdoor views, the dining nook will surely be a great place to get the morning off to a good start.
To the right of the entry foyer and living room are two generous guest bedrooms, with a shared bath dividing the two. The remainder of the first level, to the kitchen’s left, encompasses a mud and laundry room, powder bath, and the master bedroom suite. Water and wood views surround the master bedroom. Meanwhile, less orientated view space has been allocated for the walk-in closet and master bath, with his and her sinks, large shower, and private commode.
Although not included within the initial build, the owners and architect have created a floor plan within the attic space that could be finished at a future date. The plan includes a large bonus room, bedroom, bath, and office. A large space over the two-garage designated as a bonus room will be finished within the initial build.
The home’s exterior is wrapped with a combination of a covered porch, an enlarged screen porch to the rear, and an open deck. The covered portions encompass the entry, guest suite side, and rear, while the open portion is to the rear of the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. Combined with the excellent floor plan, generous outdoor deck, covered space, wooded and water views, the owners and architect have created a special place that will soon be called home.