Cape Elizabeth, Maine | $1.25 Million
A Colonial Revival house built in 1914, with four bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and two one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest apartments, on a 1.4-acre lot
Frederick Augustus Tompson, a local architect, designed many of the grandest public buildings and homes in Portland, Maine, in the late 19th and early 20th century, as the city rebuilt after an 1866 fire that destroyed nearly 2,000 structures. He also designed this house in Cape Elizabeth, a nearby town. During renovations, the sellers discovered Mr. Tompson’s original blueprints and stylebook for the house, and most of the original woodwork and many original light fixtures remained intact.
Cape Elizabeth’s small downtown includes a grocery store and pharmacy. The restaurants and nightlife of Portland are about 10 minutes away by car. The local elementary, middle and high schools, about a mile away, are all highly ranked.
Size: 4,970 square feet
Price per square foot: $252
Indoors: The house is set back from the street, with a long driveway leading to the garage entrance. The main entrance sits behind a simple portico in the center of the home’s facade.
The tiled entryway has a second door that opens into a foyer with a sweeping staircase and an original stained-glass light fixture hanging from the ceiling.