PORTLAND – Amid the transformation of the city’s increasingly desirable East End, available single-family homes have become harder and harder to find. But here is a single-family house that is brand-new to the market, and in almost every respect is brand-new, period.

As in, built in 1920; but over the past couple of years, completely rehabbed into a sparkling, three-bedrooms-plus, 2.5-bath home providing three levels of living.

The house sits on the edge of the India Street district, a block from Newbury Street and the Shipyard Brewing Company and within easy walking distance of the waterfront, the Old Port and any number of fine restaurants; and looks directly out to the back of the historic Eastern Cemetery.

Enhancing this view, and ushering in wonderful light, are twin oversized bay windows in the home’s open-concept living and dining areas. Here, and throughout the living/bedroom spaces, floors are gleaming oak; in the adjacent kitchen and elsewhere, they are ceramic tile that appears to be repurposed antique floorboards, their soft gray perfectly complementing the home’s interior wall color.

The kitchen’s beachy-gray granite counters do the same. Appliances are stainless, and include a four-burner-plus griddle gas cooktop and a French door refrigerator. The dishwasher is cabinet-fronted – a nice touch, as are USB plug-ins. Note the exposed ceiling beam, which is from the original house. Another wood accent with a history is the gorgeous Douglas fir front door, from Rufus Deering Lumber in the last days of its 162 years on Commercial Street.

A marvelously open staircase rises to a two-bedroom-plus-office, full-bath-with laundry second floor; and then to a cool, spacious, top-story master suite with great views of the harbor, islands, shipping channel and city scape. The suite has a sitting room, and a private, covered deck, too.

The home at 16 Federal St., Portland, is listed for sale at $795,000 by Elise Loschiavo and Brit Vitalius of Vitalius Real Estate Group. Taxes are $4,462.46.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Elise at 207-358-9881 or at  [email protected].

For a virtual tour, please visit https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=hY2QiMzgLJC

The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Photos by Claudia Murray, Onyx Owl.  Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].