• Iconic, c. 1910 West End mansion on the market for the first time; right on the Promenade with views all the way to Mount Washington

  • Redevelopment opportunities include single family, perhaps with an apartment, or conversion to two or three units

  • Historic renovation tax credits are available for eligible plans; pristine original rooms include a library with a hidden door and cubbies

  • Side lawn, original brick patio, antique fountain, full basement, and an attic complete the property

In 1910, Mary Cate Thomas and her new husband moved into their new home. It was a wedding gift from her father, and it was a nice one. The initial layout had nine bedrooms in the main house, which eventually slept seven children, and Mary hired a live-in staff, including a chauffeur and laundry workers for the towering steam racks still in the basement. According to the Portland Women’s History Trail, the Thomas family would hold formal dinners for as many as 50 people on a Sunday night.

After Mary Cate passed away in the 1960s, the home became a gift once more, this time to Maine Medical Center, which retrofitted it for medical resident dorms. Some of the original rooms are in pristine condition. Mesmerizing dark wood panels line the library, concealing a service door and secret cubbies. A dreamy sewing room on the second floor has a fold-out, triple-paneled fitting mirror.

Development possibilities include a return to a magnificent single family, perhaps creating an apartment from the secondary entrance, or converting to two or three con-dominiums. Current fire-code fittings are pure function, but hallway ceilings were placed below delicate molding. Industrial carpeting lifts to reveal ready-to-be-polished hardwood. Plus, the original widow’s walk, windows and doors are in the attic, all ready to be restored.

120 West St. is listed by Ali Malone with Waypoint Brokers Collective. Contact Ali at ali@waypointbrokers.com or 207-653-7750. Visit waypointbrokers.com to see more exclusive listings.

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