Listen to the East Machias River from the back deck: This quiet retreat sits just under the ridge - an upgraded, well cared for grand Federal home sits on 1.3 acres. The light-filled eat-in kitchen features new appliances and a walk-in pantry with oodles of shelves. There is a back-stairs to the second floor from the kitchen, too! You'll have plenty of room for gatherings with family and friends in the dining room. Connect in the living room around the wood-burning whole-house heating stove. The first floor has a full bath. The stackable washer/dryer are tucked smartly under the stairs. The second floor open landing leads to three large bedrooms and a convenient half bath. Set up a work-at-home office or studio in the rear bedroom. With easy access from the kitchen it's an inspiring space with lots of light and views of the village, the field, and resident birds and wildlife. There's substantial storage in the 15' x 3' closet. Stream everything with high speed internet access - a huge plus! Enjoy Rinnai on-demand hot water to supply a family of five, energy-saving window insulating inserts, and comfort-height quiet-close bathroom fixtures. LED lighting throughout. A large, level, full-sun field is perfect for gardens or a greenhouse. The property is just a few minutes from the East Machias River and the prettiest section of the Sunrise Trail (a 96-mile recreational network from Calais to Ellsworth) and several launching sites for your kayaks along the river. Plus there is a two-bay garage. Just a short drive to salt and fresh water public boat launches and a quick 6-minutes to downtown Machias.