RAYMOND – Jordan Bay, on the jap shore of Sebago, is well-known because the lake’s most fascinating location. So when famend builder Ray Labonte discovered that this cottage property was obtainable, he couldn’t resist the chance it offered: To create a year-round, traditional Maine lakefront house, one custom-crafted for max enjoyment of the serenely beautiful setting.
The extent, grassy, ¾-acre lot contains 105 ft of personal lake frontage, tucked right into a quiet neighborhood barely, and conveniently, a half-mile from U.S. Route 302. Actually, 59 Crockett Street is particular. Its clear, sandy seaside is large sufficient to accommodate a dock, with loads of room left over for leisure, play, swimming and fishing. This northeast nook of the Bay is pretty sheltered, and the boat visitors is calm. The views throughout the water to Raymond Cape are beautiful. The due-west sunsets are spectacular.
Starting in 1960, a conventional cottage stood right here. The house now taking form represents a complete transformation by Labonte, who owns and operates Seaside Houses & Design, and Water’s Edge Woodworking, each of Scarborough.
Because the lakefront gem approaches its sharpening part, add it to the lengthy listing of wonderful Southern Maine houses crafted by Labonte. Even the muse, to not point out the shrubs and different skilled landscaping that may encompass it, is new.
Behind the lengthy entrance porch, the design is for 3 good-sized bedrooms and two full baths. The main bedroom faces the lake and can provide views even from its tiled tub and outsized, glass bathe enclosure. The lounge, and the open, granite-and-stainless kitchen, with island and gasoline vary, may have comparable privileges, and entry the big deck. Beaded-door cabinetry will likely be poplar and birch; flooring, arduous pine imported from France.
The direct-entry storage is an enormous plus, as is a plumbed full basement with good ceiling top and prepared for ending. The outside? Cedar shingles, after all, in a novel, environmentally-friendly formation.
PSO will likely be again for Portland’s Fourth of July bash, which guarantees an even bigger bang