PORTLAND – Built in 1875, during a period of westward expansion on the city peninsula, this Greek Revival home sits in a neighborhood of vintage properties that have been nicely refurbished, three short blocks from the stately homes along the Western Promenade.

With the house’s vintage character come the advantages of an immaculate, just-built home, because this home is new in almost every respect, including roof, hardwood flooring, windows (traditional, oversized 4-over-4 panes) and natural-gas heat, while also retaining classic features such as the original banister and newel post; pine floors (beautifully refinished) upstairs; exposed brick; and a lovely tin ceiling in the big, bright dining room.

The kitchen, which is open to the dining area across a “work” bar with an undermount sink, but also overhang for seating, has Whirlpool Stainless Collection appliances, including a five-burner gas range and a French door refrigerator. Surfaces are honed granite, in a subtle, soft-gray, mottled pattern. Off the back of the kitchen, the end-to-end, two-section, south-facing porch has been enclosed, and is large enough to serve as a mudroom and fine-weather sitting area, as well as providing bicycle storage.

The three levels of finished living space provide four bedrooms (and office/den options for those not needing four bedrooms.) Up the painted-panels staircase, on the second story are good-sized back-and-front bedrooms, and a splendid full bath with rectangular vessel sink on granite vanity, and a sliding-glass-door shower enclosure. On the top floor are two more bedrooms (plus laundry) – and great potential for creating a loft-style master suite.

The full basement provides plenty of storage and workshop space. Off-street parking for one vehicle is directly behind the porch.

There is much to like about the very walkable West End location, not least the quiet blocks and landmark homes along the Western Prom, which has views out to Mount Washington. Waynflete School is a close neighbor, too. Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital are a few level blocks away; and all the activities and attractions of downtown, the Arts District and the Old Port are readily available to walkers.

The 1,310-square-foot home at 276 Danforth St., Portland, is listed for sale at $419,900 by David Marsden of The Bean Group – Portland.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact David at 329-6997 or at [email protected].


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Photos by Melanie Sochan, staff photographer.

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