First Floor

The first floor interior retains the Greek Revival side‑hall plan featuring tall ceilings, gracious public rooms with original moldings and ceiling features, and several early‑twentieth century improvements to allow for entertaining and flow. The long entrance foyer and front stair hall leads to entrances to the parlor, the living room, and the library. The dining room is accessed from the living room or through the butler’s pantry and bar. These rooms lead to a bright, fully‑equipped kitchen, rear staircase, mud room and sunroom. The first floor includes a charming powder room with original fixtures and fittings. The first floor is grand and spacious, though warm and welcoming, offering numerous options for entertaining small and large gatherings of family and friends.

The Front Entrance Hall (20’ – 5” by 7’ – 7”) The entrance hall retains many historic features including a grand entry door with sidelights, hardwood floors, and an original staircase with a hard carved, curving handrail and a turned newel post. Angled pediments over the doorway entrances to each of the successive rooms and casings set on plinth blocks continue the Greek Revival theme of the exterior into the home. Overhead, the ceiling is divided into fields with wood moldings. A deep coat closet is hidden under the stairs.

The Parlor & Front Living Room (15’ – 4” by 15’ – 3”) The front parlor has a pair of oversized windows that extend nearly floor to ceiling and overlook the front porch. A second pair of large windows on the adjacent wall provides additional natural light. Wide board oak floors, an original fireplace mantelpiece with marble inset panels, crown moldings, and a paneled ceiling have all been meticulously preserved in this room. Window and door openings have beautiful pediments and casings, and a pair of large pocket doors lead to the rear parlor.

The Rear, Second Living Room (23’ – 8” by 15’ – 2”) The rear parlor has maple floors, an original painted slate mantelpiece with marble accent panels, and crown molding at the ceiling. A late 19th century sunroom extension with walls of windows, built for the wedding of Martha Babcock O’Brien to Dr. Millard Webber, is flooded with light, and an access door that leads to the side yard. A built‑in bookcase has shelves above and doors below for storage and completes this very large family space.

The Dining Room (17’ – 3” by 13’ – 3”) Directly adjacent to the Living Room, wet bar, and kitchen, the historic dining room has hardwood maple floors and a fireplace with mantelpiece with tile accents. A pair of French doors access a door to the lower level and a leaded glass, built in china closet. Three windows overlook the side yard.

The Library (irregular footprint; 12’ – 2” by 11’ – 2”) Once the doctor’s office, this room would be an excellent home office today as it is quiet, accessible from the entrance hall, and has a private bathroom. Built‑in bookcases and shelves run the length of the room. This room offers hardwood floors, original door surrounds, crown moldings, and bright with large windows on two walls.

The Entertainment Pantry & Wet Bar  (8’ – 7” by 6’ – 5”, including closet) Originally built for the doctor’s practice, this room has many features from that era including a long sink of black slate with an under‑mounted sink basin and two brass faucets, one each for hot and cold water. Under the sink is a cabinet with five shallow drawers and above it is a large window that overlooks the side yard. A deep closet with built‑in shelves provides storage. Currently used as an entertainment area, this space offers a variety of uses and opens to the library, dining room and powder room.

First Floor Continued

The Kitchen (23’ – 4” by 17’ – 4”) The updated kitchen layout was designed for a true cook and with entertaining in mind with great flow and with separation between cooking and prep areas and the seating area. The chef’s zone has a professional Vulcan six‑burner gas range, a stainless steel range hood, a butcher block work surface, and its own prep sink with secondary food disposal. The remaining appliances are all stainless steel and made by KitchenAid. A stacked convection oven and microwave are built in nearby. A clean up area has a large, double bowl sink by Blanco with a pull‑down faucet and food disposal next to the KitchenAid dishwasher. The kitchen offers tremendous amounts of storage with long runs of upper and lower top‑quality, cabinetry by Wood Mode. Cabinets feature custom interior fittings with adjustable height shelves, built‑in dividers, swing out shelves, and pullout drawers – all for organized storage. A built‑in wine rack and bookshelves for cookbooks are also easily accessible. Lightly colored granite countertops are beautiful as are the cork floors, which are both quiet and comfortable underfoot. Lighting has been recently updated including pendants over the curved bar and a chandelier over the table. Under the rear staircase is a closet for brooms and mops.

The Powder Room (6’ – 5” by 3’ – 9”) The charming half bath has an original toilet (made in Portland!) on a slate floor tray, a porcelain pedestal sink with original brass faucets, and early porcelain sconce lights.

The Mud Room (6’ – 10” by 6’ – 3”) The mudroom, with oak flooring and charming bead board walls is just off the kitchen includes storage in a coat closet and under a bench and offers a second access point staircase to the lower level.

The Sun Room (12’ – 2” by 10’ – 7”) For bright sunny days and cool nights, the sunroom features original oak floors, wood‑paneled walls, and a ceiling of beaded boards. Oversized windows on two sides and a French door to the yard flood the room with daylight. Insulated walls and an electric fireplace keep the space cozy year round.

Second Floor

Front Hall/ Back Hall The front hall contains the original stair, pine floors, baseboards, and door openings with bold casings and architraves. The rear hall retains the beautiful pine floors. A walk‑in closet under the stairs offers a large storage space and a second, long closet has hookups for a washer and dryer. There is a beautifully hand‑painted original built in cabinet for linens mid‑hallway and staircase to the third floor.

The Guest Suite (15’ – 3” by 13’ – 8”)  The front bedroom has historic wide board pine floors, a tall mantelpiece, and a lovely paneled ceiling. There is a closet and four oversized windows on two walls for air and light.

The Guest Full Bath (7’ ‑ 8” by 7’ – 0”) This updated bath has a ceramic tile floor, an early‑twentieth enameled cast‑iron tub with shower, an early toilet from Falmouth Jet on a slate floor tray, a modern pedestal sink, and a linen closet

The Master Suite The spacious and calming master suite includes a large bedroom (15’ – 6” by 13’ – 8”) and an adjacent, oversized dressing room (13’ – 9” by 13’ – 2”). The master bedroom has wide board pine floors, oversized windows on two walls, and decorative battens on the ceiling. A step down landing reveals an intimate area with built‑in cabinetry for jewelry and a vanity that leads to an enormous adjacent room which presently serves as a large dressing area but could easily be an additional bedroom. The vanity area has built‑in drawers below, a shelf, a cabinet with doors above on one side, and a space for hanging clothes. The dressing room beyond has hardwood floors, two windows, pediment architraves, and a ceiling with decorative battens. The walls are lined with a custom clothing storage system that includes shelving and many clothes poles for hangers. A door could be added to provide direct access to the adjacent bathroom.

The Master Suite Bath (9’ – 4” by 8’ – 9”) Renovated recently, the sumptuous retreat highlighted by a very large custom glass enclosed shower with jetted shower head,  twin sinks that are under‑mounted in a marble counter and a long vanity cabinet below. The bright, sunny space has a ceramic tile floor and polished chrome fixtures and accessories.

The Upstairs Den or Bedroom (14’ – 1” by 12’ ‑ 8”) This quiet, cozy room at the rear of the house has heart pine floors, a fireplace, and two windows overlooking the side yard and can be accessed directly via the back stairs from the kitchen.

Third Floor

The third floor has two large bedrooms at either end of a hall, offering privacy and a shared, full bath. The third floor rooms have charming, pitched ceilings with skylights. The hall has a long closet for hanging clothes and a second closet with a custom, built‑in shelving system.

The Hall The hall has a long closet (14’ – 10 long and 3’ – 7” deep) with a clothes rod for hanging clothes. The closet extends an additional 7’ – 0” beyond the doors for storage of less frequently accessed items. A second closet (5’ – 3” by 11’ – 2” deep) has built‑in shelves for additional storage.

Family Bedroom Five  (15’ – 4” by 11’ – 1”) This bedroom has carpeting, a long bench seat with storage under the seat built into the eave, and two windows in the gable end. A skylight overhead affords additional daylight.

Family Bedroom Six (15’ – 4” by 12’ – 10”) This bedroom is also carpeted on the floor and a long bench seat with storage under seat built into the eave. A window in gable end and a skylight overhead create a bright and sunny space.

The newly finished Bath Completely renovated in 2017 with a new ceramic tile floor, a pedestal sink, and gleaming chrome fittings and accessories. The oversized shower has a custom frameless glass door, fully tiled walls, and a bench seat. There is storage built into the eaves, a baseboard heater, and a skylight overhead.

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72 Pine Street #16
Portland, Maine 04101