• Classic estate on a 1.26 acre lot with multiple centuries of updates, close to Falmouth amenities, downtown Portland

  • Luxury appointments like a wet bar/ prep area, updated kitchen, large porch with ceiling fan, multiple fireplaces, living room window seats

  • Plenty of space: one bedroom in the accessory apartment, six more on the second floor of the main home, and a three-car attached garage

The historic Gyger House is a composite of local architectural history. Representing four distinct eras of construction, this grand, old home presides gracefully along a park-like stretch of Cumberland Foreside. With peeks of Casco Bay, the homesite is well elevated from the ocean, but close enough to see, smell, and luxuriate in its cooling summer sea breezes.

The main foyer, part of the 1860s section, welcomes visitors with high ceilings and substantial moldings. A spacious dining room with a fireplace invites a large party, and down the hall to the 1920s-era addition, you find the jewel of the house: a stunning living room with a wood burning fireplace and banks of window seats along either side. Off the side of the home, you’ll find a gracious summer porch for al fresco dining and drinks. The kitchen is in the center of the home, where the 1780s section meets the 1860 home. It was renovated in 2005 to create a modern kitchen and sitting room, with French doors opening to the dreamlike backyard.

Down the hall, an accessory apartment offers excellent guest space. Upstairs, six bedrooms offer generous spaces, offering flexibility to be used as at-home offices as the modern world requires. Outside, the grounds evoke an old-world feeling, enclosed by a cedar fence and superbly landscaped. Awaiting its new steward, this historic property is a rare offering in a coveted setting.

70 Foreside Road is listed by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay in Portland. Please contact David at 207-773-2345 or at dbanks@davidbanksteam.com.