EASTERN PROMENADE, PORTLAND – Nowhere in the city are there finer views to be enjoyed than from this condominium at the top of the Portland House on the Eastern Prom. (Unless those views are from the Portland Observatory, which unlike this property is not available for purchase.)

Whereas this unit – No. 11K at 45 Eastern Prom, at an elevation comparable to Munjoy Hill’s Observatory’s – is newly listed for sale, at $540,000.

Perched directly above Fort Allen Park, the home on the northeast corner of the 11th story of the 110-unit building looks out over the cityscape to the White Mountains and directly across Casco Bay and the islands, offering different and fascinating perspectives from unique vantage points that include an east-facing balcony. (Imagine the sunrises.)

Just outside the door, a stairway leads up to the roof deck. The splendid panorama here takes in Portland Head Light and other miles-distant landmarks; closer to, you can admire cruise ships and observe all the bustle of the waterfront and harbor.

Portland House was built in 1969. This condominium, 1,226 square feet but feeling and “living” much more spacious, was completely renovated a dozen years ago. Beautifully bright and open, its aura and decor we now know to call “mid-century modern.” The main living area extends from a wall of closets through sitting and dining areas and a custom kitchen, to full-view sliders accessing the private balcony.

Floors are maple, as is cabinetry; appliances are high-end and stainless; counters, including the curved island, are honed granite. Floor-plan flexibility means a choice of spaces for sitting/dining. Entertaining here would be great fun.

Off a short hall, the master suite is nicely private. Its large bedroom has a long, built-in dresser; the bath, a very pretty glass shower enclosure. The second bedroom has a built-in desk and a pair of double closets, and is served by a bath with soaking tub. Every room is a window on the world.

Association perks include patio and gardens; heated, underground parking; storage, and 24-hour security overseen by a doorman.

The unit at 45 Eastern Prom, Portland, is listed by Bill Trask of The Maine Real Estate Network, and is being shown by appointment. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Bill at 329-2630 or at [email protected].


Photographs by Lynn Dube, Wave5 Productions.

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