West Mansion

Built in 1911 for the George F. West family, this is one of the most distinguished properties in Portland, Maine. It’s visible from Interstate 295 and has a stellar view of the White Mountains on a clear day.

Portland native Frederick A. Tompson designed many prominent Portland buildings, but this is believed by most to be his masterpiece.

West was one of Portland’s wealthiest people in the early 1900s, having amassed his dollars investing in gas and utilities. The house cost $100,000 to build at the time, and features mahogany, quarter-sewn oak, leaded glass, and oak and tile floors.

In the mid-20th century, the it was converted into six apartments before being restored in 1985 to its original look by the Glickman family. It is Portland’s largest private residence.

This majestic nine-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 9,900 square foot beauty was on the market last summer for $2.5 million. It sold for $2.85 million in July, 2020. So 2020 did have some perks for one lucky family, who had the dough to score this magnificence.

You can still see the listing and stunning interior pictures here. You won’t be sorry you looked!

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