Saturday, July 11, 2009

West Mansion

Ever driven by a home in your town and wondered what 'life' would be like walking the halls and looking out the windows? I think we all have. Since boyhood, I have always looked in awe at this beautiful home on the city's West End, just a short walk from Maine Medical Center. It looks out south over the Fore River. Driving across 295 in summer, it's shrouded in trees, but winter affords you a grand look without all the vegetation. It stands out like a full moon floating on an October sky. As you probably know, I love old homes with distinction, and this one tops the list in Portland for me. It's been for sale for about a year. I do wonder though, what the heating cost would be for a Maine winter at this residence. ps. I'm not a real estate agent; however, a close and personal friend of mine is. hahaha! Here are some of the particulars, if I've piqued your interest:

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full Bathrooms
  • Single Family House
  • Built: 1911
  • The West Mansion' largest single family home built in Portland on Portland's West End has gorgeous original features as well as today's amenities including gourmet kitchen, master suite, large gracious rooms. 10 FPs, 9 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, gourmet kit & more!


  1. Oooh I'm always imagining myself living in other houses.... it's fun!

  2. If you can afford that pricetag, I guess you can afford to heat it. What a place. I remember seeing it in my many prowls around the west end.

  3. That is a beautiful house.
    Thanks for the anniversary wishes on my Phoenix Daily Photo site.
    You have some fantastic photos here. I especially like the Three Canoes on 7/3 and the Rain Date on 6/19. Keep up the good work!

  4. Gulp. It's fantastic, but so's the price!

  5. Sept 9 2009
    I took a tour of this house today. It took almost a half hour to walk through this house. All I can say is..... WOW!

  6. I owned this home for a number of years while living most of the year in Tokyo. It was lovely but far too exposed to the park and passers-by curious for a look inside. And the property taxes were absurd. It also creaked a lot. But it was wonderfully built and in 1911, absolutely state of the art. Recent renovations have taken a toll on its origional interiors, sorry to say.