261 Western Promenade, Portland, Maine 04102

$2,500,000
9
BD
6
BA
6,924
SqFt
List Price
$2,500,000
MLS#
1550940
Status
ACTIVE
Type
Single Family Residential
City
Portland
County
Cumberland
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
6
Living Area
6,924
Year Built
1904

Property Description

Come discover the historic magnificence of this Colonial-Revival style home built on Portland's Western Promenade. Built in 1903 for Adam P. Leighton, a successful businessman considered ''the father of the American postcard'' and later mayor of Portland, this elegant property has been carefully restored and boasts original architectural details including ornate moldings, wainscotting, high ceilings, grand bay windows and six custom finished fireplaces. Enter through the stained glass front door and you are greeted with more stained glass windows, all featuring the Leighton family crest. Explore over 6,000 square feet of living space including 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Imagine relaxing with a book in the stately black walnut library, or perhaps make it the ultimate home office. Entertain in the front parlor bathed in the glow of the sunset over the Western Prom, before adjourning for a game of pool in the billiard room. Enjoy a cocktail in the sitting room while surrounded by a mural reported to be done by John Calvin Stevens, and you feel like you are stepping back in time. A trip through the butler's pantry to an updated kitchen with modern amenities brings you back to the present day. Upstairs the elegant master bedroom has a sitting room, walk-in closet, full bath and private porch deck. They didn't dream of the convenience of second floor laundry in 1903, you won't have to. As a nationally registered historic place, this property offers the perfect blend of history and the comfort of modern living, with easy rental opportunities if this is your luxury second home. This icon of the Western Promenade has only known two other owners over the last 120 years other than Adam Leighton and his son Hugh, will you be the fifth? Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Portland's past, in one of the city's most sought after neighborhoods close to everything this vibrant city has to offer. Contact us for a showing today.

Additional Information

Exterior
Brick
Living Area
6,924
Heat Fuel
Electric, Oil
Roads
Paved, Public
Tax Year
22-23
Gas
No Gas
Parking
5 - 10 Spaces, Off Street
Recreational Water
Nearby
View
Scenic
Garage
No Vehicle Storage
Electric
Circuit Breakers
Location
Historic District, Intown, Near Shopping, Near Town, Near Turnpike/Interstate, Neighborhood
Water
Public
Basement
Bulkhead, Finished, Full, Unfinished
Full Tax Amount
20928
Heat System
Heat Pump, Multi-Zones, Radiator, Steam
Water Heater
Electric
Cooling
Heat Pump
Water Body Type
River
Year Built
1904
Appliances Included
Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Washer
Floors
Carpet, Tile, Wood
Acres
0.13
Roof
Slate
Driveway
Common, Paved
Construction
Masonry
Color
Brick
Transportation
Major Road Access, Near Airport, Public Transport Access
Water Body Name
Fore River
Amenities
Bathtub, Laundry - 2nd Floor, Other Amenities, Pantry, Porch, Storage
Style
Colonial, Other Style
Foundation Materials
Brick/Mortar, Poured Concrete
Courtesy Of Listing Office
Keller Williams Realty

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