First Floor

The interior of the house is equally well‑preserved. Original details remain throughout, including pine floors, tall baseboards with molded top caps, door and window surrounds, and four‑panel doors with wood doorknobs. The first floor ceilings in the main house are at least 9’ – 0”.

At the first floor, the center hall has double parlors on one side, and a dining room and office on the other side. Beyond the dining room is a large, updated kitchen and beyond that is a family room.

Center Hall (19’ – 7” by 6’ – 9”) The entry door opens into the center hall where an original stair with a graceful, curving handrail rises a full three stories. A window and a skylight at the upper level bathe the space in natural light. In addition to the visual drama the soaring stair creates, there is also a practical aspect: when the skylight and window are open in the summer, the hall creates an updraft that cools the whole house.

The Hall was designed to impress, and the door openings have molded door casings set on plinth blocks and a pediment at each header. At the newel post, the handrail of the stair curves into a spiral. Under the stair is a locked door beyond which is the stair to the lower level. An early electric light fixture on the ceiling completes the space.

Double Parlors (each parlor measures 14’ – 4” long by 13’ – 10” wide, with an overall length of 29’ – 2”) The double parlors are two matching rooms connected by a large pair of doors. This arrangement provides the flexibility of a single space for a large group or two separate spaces for smaller gatherings. The most formal rooms in the house, each room has a Greek Revival mantelpiece and the door openings have bold, molded casings and pediment‑style architraves. The window openings have the same trim, and a wood panel fills the space between the sill and the tall baseboards. The ceiling is painted to appear as if it has three‑dimensional plaster moldings and center roundels, a technique known as tromp l’oeil. A hand‑striped border finishes the edges. Each room also has a reproduction gasolier light fixture.

Office (L‑shaped; 9’ – 2” by 7’ – 3” and 14’ – 0” by 9’ – 9”, including closet) The office is a quiet room at the back of the house. A unique feature in this room is the patterned glass in the window sash, which came from the nearby Congregational Church. A wall of built‑in bookcases has a mix of open shelves and cabinets above and cabinets with doors below. There is also a large closet for storage.

Dining Room (14’ – 9” by 13’ – 9”) The dining room also retains its original trim, but in this room the doors and window openings are finished with molded casings and corner blocks. A Greek Revival mantelpiece also remains, and large windows on two walls overlook the porch and the harbor.

Kitchen (16’ – 0” by 14’ – 1”) The updated kitchen features custom lower cabinets, granite counters, and open shelves on antique, cast‑iron brackets. A large island provides an overhang for seating. A useful element is the large, deep, double‑bowl, under‑mount stainless steel sink with pull‑down faucets. The stainless steel french door refrigerator, the range, and the dishwasher are all by General Electric and feature a slate gray, smudge‑proof finish. The lighting has also been updated with recessed lighting throughout and pendant lights at the island. A large pantry closet (3’ – 3” by 2’ – 0”) with built‑in wood shelves and an adjacent Butler’s Pantry (10’ – 10” by 3’ – 8”) with cabinets and counter space at each end, including a wine rack, and open shelving provide an abundance of storage room. Transom lights placed high on wall allow light to pass through to the Butler’s pantry and the rear hall.

Behind the kitchen, a hall runs the length of the ell. At one end, a stair leads down to the garage and at the other end a second stair leads up to the second floor. Windows provide natural light in this space as well.

Family Room (21’ – 7” by 13’ – 1”) The family room is open to the kitchen and has gorgeous water views. The cast‑iron “Jotul“ wood stove with glass door has been maintained and the seals for air‑tightness have been replaced. A pair of doors hides a good‑sized closet with built‑in shelves (2’ – 0” deep) and a powder room (4’ – 4” by 4’ – 1”). A wall of bookshelves has a hidden door that slides out to reveal a hidden room (8’ – 0” by 4’ – 1”).

The Powder Room has its own linen/broom closet.

Second Floor

The second floor has a master suite, two additional bedrooms, and a second, shared bath. As on the first floor, historic details and high ceilings (typically over eight feet) are found throughout.

Bedroom Two (14’ – 3” by 13’ – 8”) This bedroom has a carpeted floor, an original wood mantelpiece, and a door to the adjacent bedroom. Windows on two walls provide natural light.

Bedroom Three (14’ – 3” by 13’ – 8”) The third bedroom has carpet, a French door that leads to the adjacent room, and windows on two walls. This room has two closets, one 2’ – 9” wide and the other 3’ – 7” wide, and both are full‑depth. One has built‑in shelves and the other has clothes poles.

Half Bathroom (7’ – 9” by 5’ – 1”) This updated bath features a ceramic tile floor and a vintage sink installed on an antique washstand. Piping is in place for a shower or tub; a claw‑foot tub would be ideal due to the location of the window.

Master Suite The master suite includes a bedroom (14’ – 9” by 13’ – 8”), a private full bath, and a long, walk‑in closet. The bedroom has windows on two walls and offers stunning sunrise views in the morning as the sun comes up over the river. Historic details include pine floors, original moldings, and an early electric “waterfall” fixture with three lamps.

The large, attached bathroom (8’ – 10” by 8’ – 6”) has ceramic tile floors, a full‑sized tub, a sink set on an antique dresser, and there is even a historic mantelpiece. Windows placed high on the wall flank a large mirror. A large linen closet (4’ – 3” by 2’ – 10”) has built‑in shelves for storage

Off of the master bedroom, a long closet (10’ – 10” by 4’ – 11”) has a door at the back that leads to the back stair. The walk‑in closet is lined with clothes poles, and also has built in drawers, cabinets, and shoe shelves.

Third Floor

The center stair extends all the way to the third floor. The third floor rooms have charming, sloped ceilings and also retain historic features such as painted pine floors, four‑panel doors, and plaster calls and ceilings. The third floor has a good‑sized bedroom, a second room that could be an office, play room, or teen room, and a full bath with space for washer and dryer.

The Hall (6’ – 11” by 9’ – 7”) has a large closet at each end, built into the eaves. The first measures 6’ – 11” wide by 5’ – 3” deep and the second one is 6’ – 11” wide and 4’ – 6” deep.

Bedroom Four (19’ – 9” overall by 13’ – 9”) This cheerful bedroom has two windows in the gable end wall, overlooking the harbor below, and an operable skylight for added natural light and fresh air. The large closet (7’ – 0” wide, 4’ – 2” deep) has a built‑in shelf across the back. This room also has a built‑in bench seat with clothes pegs above.

Office/Bonus Room (13’ – 10” by 9’ – 9”) A quiet room, with a window in the gable end.

Full Bath (13’ – 11” by 7’ – 1”) This updated bath features a long vanity with an under‑mounted sink and an over‑sized tub with jets. An operable skylight and a window in the gable end provide daylight. Washer dryer hookups are in place.

Lower Level Apartment

The lower level is a completely separate, second living unit. This space is perfect for an in‑law apartment or as separate rental unit for added income as there is a high demand for apartments in Yarmouth. At the center is an entrance hall, to one side is the bedroom and the other is the living room and kitchen beyond. As on the upper floors historic details and finishes including painted pine floors, rail‑and‑stile doors, and plaster walls remain throughout.

Hall (10’ – 9” by 6’ – 11”) The center hall features an original entry door with sidelights, painted pine floors, and an original stair with a turned newel post. A locked door at the top of the stairs separates this unit from the rest of the house.

Living Room (13’ – 4” by 14’ – 5”) Windows on two walls overlook the porch, its wisteria vines, and also the beautiful waterfront beyond.

Kitchen (16’ – 0” by 9’ – 2”) The kitchen has painted wood cabinets and most of the appliances have been recently replaced. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a refrigerator with dispensers, a microwave with integrated vent hood, a range, and a dishwasher. A large walk‑in pantry (4’ – 10” by 3’ – 10”) offers additional storage. A fun secret:  an early “set kettle” – a deep iron pot built into brickwork that had a fire below it – remains in the kitchen, hidden under the work surface. These were used to keep hot water readily available.

Bathroom (10’ – 4” by 7’ – 3”) The bathroom has been completely updated and features original, exposed ceiling beams overhead, a full‑sized bathtub, and connections for a washer and dryer. The under‑mounted sink has a granite counter and a vanity cabinet below.

A Large Closet (6’ ‑ 10” by 5’ ‑ 1”) under the stairs also provides access to the bedroom. The closet is fitted with built‑in shelves and a clothes pole for hangers.

Bedroom (15’ – 11” by 12’ – 11”) The large bedroom has an original, Greek Revival‑style mantelpiece and a good‑sized closet (5’ – 7” by 2’ – 0”).

Garage The remainder of the lower level is a large garage (21’ – 5” by 17’ ‑ 0”). There is room for a large vehicle, and lots of room to store firewood and kayaks. A door leads to the rear hall, behind the kitchen.

Systems

Forced hot water baseboard heat, oil furnace.

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Benchmark Real Estate

72 Pine Street #16
Portland, Maine 04101