On the Market: A Sprawling, Sun-Soaked Stunner in Portland, Maine
This one-of-a-kind condo comes with eclectic features, its own glass elevator, and room enough to fit 100 party guests.
28 Monument Square #1, Portland, Maine
Size: 3,500 square feet
If you think of condo living as compact living, this sprawling Portland loft is about to shift your paradigm in a big way. “Most condos would be hard pressed to host parties of 20 people,” says listing agent Ed Gardner. “This one could easily handle a gathering of 100.” Its 3,500 square feet stretch out across four levels, all of which serve unique purposes. The first floor is home to the kitchen, both bedrooms, and a vast dining and entertaining space; the second floor has a den that overlooks the room below, a mezzanine office area occupies the third, and a top floor is currently in use as a home office.
And despite its boundless square footage and ceilings towering up to 22 feet, the condo is still incredibly cozy. On the first floor, birch floors and original hickory beams complement the exposed brick walls, and warm-toned, dramatic light fixtures intermingle with more modern pendant lighting. The bedrooms maximize their space with tricks such as a blackboard that doubles as a sliding closet door in one room, and a mechanized walk-in closet (double rods on both sides raise and lower as needed) in the other.
Up a flight of stairs, the elevated living room is open to the floor below and a grid of skylights illuminates the hangout. On a separate mezzanine, an alcove makes room for a small workspace—though hop inside the tubular glass elevator (yes, really) and you’ll shoot right up to the top level, where bamboo floors pave a bright room, readily usable as a home office, art studio, guest bedroom, meditation zone, or simply another place to retire to after those 100 guests clear out.
Whatever you choose the room to be, it will likely become one of your favorite spots when the warm weather rolls around—a pair of doors lets you walk right out onto two private decks, where you can people-watch in Monument Square. Or, if you’re feeling peckish, take the elevator down to grab a bite at Portland’s Public Market, located on the ground floor of the building.
For information, contact Ed Gardner, Gardner Real Estate Group, gardnerregroup.com.
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