MUNJOY HILL, PORTLAND – Even on a damp gray June morning, the views from the front deck of this top-floor condominium are pretty spectacular, northeast out across Casco Bay and the islands, northwest to Mount Washington, and east/southeast to Portland Harbor, the shipping channel and the open ocean.

Go up the stairs to the sky deck, and you are looking out from a height of 45 feet plus your eye level, for a 360-degree panorama, a marvelous land-and-sea prospect that perhaps only the likes of the Portland Observatory lookout can rival.

The sky deck is the crown of a two-level condominium that is in turn toppermost of the six condominiums presently under construction at 30 Merrill St., Munjoy Hill, where the brand-new building has replaced a distressed property.

The units at 30Lofts are planned to be move-in ready in October. They ascend from a pair of one-bedroom, first-floor homes of 712 and 728 square feet; to larger (806 square feet) one-bedroom condos on the second floor; and on up to No. 5, which has two bedrooms and measures 1,022 square feet, on the third level. No. 5 shares that floor with two-bedroom, two-bath No. 6, which also occupies the entire fourth story, and totals 1,656 square feet.

While No. 6 is indeed the premiere unit – its living area will have a two-sided glass fireplace that faces out to the deck – top-quality will be consistent throughout these clean-aesthetic, open-flow-design homes, with features including quartz surfaces, radiant heat in all bathrooms, super-efficient mini-split heat pumps, and balcony and/or decks in each unit.

On-site parking (one space per unit) is provided; storage is generous; pets are welcome, and even “encouraged.” Prices range from $389,900 to $895,000; monthly association fees, $187 to $385; taxes, $3,500 to $7,000.

The 30Lofts condominiums are listed by Tom Landry of Benchmark Residential and Investment Real Estate. The units are ready for tours, and for a limited time, finishes may be selected at Benchmark’s  East End office at 100 Congress St.

For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Tom at 775-0248, 939-0185, or [email protected]; and visit


The Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Maine Sunday Telegram. Photo and renderings courtesy of Benchmark Residential and Investment Real Estate. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].