988 Sawyer Street is a beautiful home of unparalleled craftsmanship that seamlesslymarries old and new. Designed in 1926 by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley and located inthe historic Sylvan Sites neighborhood, it is one of South Portland's crown jewels. With4300 sf of living space, the home has been comprehensively updated to showcase astyle and quality rarely seen today, reflecting high-end modern living with a nod to thepast, from central air to new heating and electrical systems to new windows throughout.A beautiful custom chef's kitchen is central to modernizing the home, with a limestonegas fireplace, large island, and separate wine bar and coffee bar. The main floor alsofeatures a formal dining room with mahogany and leaded glass built-ins, a graciousformal living room with custom tile fireplace, a wonderfully bright sunroom also withcustom fireplace, and a back staircase. The flying buttress main staircase is anarchitectural delight. The second floor boasts a spacious master suite complete with anew, spa-like bath with freestanding tub, Juliet balcony, and a walk-in dressing room -rare for a home of this vintage. Two additional bedrooms and a study round out thesecond floor. A walk-up third level includes a bright and spacious en-suite bedroom andbath. A finished lower level rec/exercise room with gas fireplace, and a large, privateoffice. A tandem two-car garage rounds out this stunning home. Sylvan Sites is defined by exquisite craftsmanship across a wide variety of lovelyhomes, and Hinckley's use of consistent building setbacks, narrow sidewalks, grassesplanades, and mature Norway maple canopy that creates a dramatic sense of''arrival.'' Just minutes to downtown, the Old Port, beaches, one block from Hinckleypark, and two hours to Boston. With top of the line renovations throughout, thisarchitectural gem is the best example of old world craftsmanship and move in readyconvenience.