PORTLAND – This handsome and historic row house is one in a block of 10 that was built in 1847, and bears a Greater Portland Landmarks plaque recognizing it as Park Row Place.

The home provides four levels of townhouse-style living and measures 1,690 square feet, plus 512 in the recently finished basement. There are two, or three, bedrooms, and three full baths; and a recent history that should impress any buyer.

The long list of professional improvements by the sellers has just been revised with work done in January and includes fresh paint throughout three floors, and a new, stainless refrigerator and gas stove in a dine-in kitchen whose sea-glass concrete counters were installed in 2011-12. The Buderus heating system, which is gas-fired and multizone, is one of many functional updates. Attractive new ceramic-tiled new bathrooms in the basement and on the third floor, and an updated master suite bath on the second, combine the practical and the aesthetic.

Hardwood floors and lovely windows are among the original features. There are views out over the Fore River to South Portland, and a charming, fenced back yard.

The Victoria Mansion is a near neighbor in this desirable West End location, a very walkable distance to the Old Port, downtown, Mercy Hospital, Maine Medical Center and the quiet streets of the Western Prom, known for its architecturally distinctive homes and panoramic views out to Mount Washington.

Another advantage is the large, open lawn the house sits behind. Several years ago, eight neighbors in the row formed an LLC to purchase and preserve “Park Row Green.” Each townhouse has a designated parking space on the private lane that fronts the row.

The home at 6 Stratton Place, Portland, is listed for sale at $539,000 by Sue Lessard of Town & Shore Associates, LLC. Annual taxes are $6,911.

Please note that an Open House will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Sue at 523-8119; 899-9567; or at [email protected]

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