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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Twenty Thames, Luxury Condominium Development


Portland, Maine (November 21, 2017) – Twenty Thames, located in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Eastern Waterfront neighborhood, and offering twenty-eight luxury two to three-bedroom condominium units, held their official ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Presenting sophisticated contemporary design and features, including valet parking for up to two cars per unit, an amenity more commonly found in larger city markets, Twenty Thames is the only fully steel and concrete constructed residential building in this part of Portland, Maine.

Twenty Thames is being developed by EssexNorth Portland, with building design by Archetype Architects, interior design by Urban Dwellings, and construction management by Wright-Ryan Construction. The units are being marketed by Elise Kiely and Sandra Wendland of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Twenty Thames will be the crown jewel in the robust Eastern Waterfront neighborhood, offering a sophisticated and contemporary interior design and uniquely positioned to capture stunning views overlooking Casco Bay while a short stroll to all that Portland has to offer from fine food and boutiques to a waterfront promenade and trail system right out your front door,” said developer, Ara Aftandilian of EssexNorth Portland.

The units range in size from 1,210 to over 2,000 square feet, with prices from the mid $500,000 range to over $2 million. Several of the units will have walk out balconies. The two water-facing sixth floor penthouses will have expansive 700+ square foot balconies.

“Twenty Thames is drawing local buyers who want to have the active walkable lifestyle for work and entertainment that this part of Portland offers, as well as out of state buyers who are looking to Portland, Maine as an attractive and more manageable alternative to the Boston or New York condo market,” said Elise Kiely and Sandra Wendland, both Senior Vice President at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

For additional information on Twenty Thames, please visit The Sales Office is located at 208 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or by appointment.

Elise Kiely can be reached at or 207-838-1050. Sandra Wendland can be reached at or 207-233-7788. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is located at Two City Center, Portland, Maine 04101. Please visit Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Real Estate on facebook and our Blog.

Sotheby’s International Realty Homepage Takeover



The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is proud to announce our exclusive ownership of The New York Times Homepage Billboard! This incredible, 24-hour takeover has been running since midnight today, May 18th, and will continue until the end-of-day for all desktop visitors to the homepage.


This homepage takeover is an essential element of our overall brand strategy of creating and maintaining global brand recognition to drive consumers to and to the homes our extraordinary network represents.

“Embrace the Moment” and visit the homepage
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Global Partnerships. Global Exposure.

Taste of the Nation at Fort Williams Park

Taste of the Nation events are the foundation and the most successful culinary benefit driving the funds and awareness needed to build a local network dedicated to the mission of no kid hungry. Held each summer, Taste of the Nation is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together the state’s best chefs, microbrewers, wine and spirit purveyors to create this unique sellout event in their efforts to end childhood hunger.

The creativity and generosity of Maine’s award-winning culinary community make Taste of the Nation the most successful fundraising event in Maine and a powerful example of commitment. 100% of ticket sales directly support the effort to end childhood hunger in Maine.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Taste of the Nation Event

Making Moving Transitions Simple


Are you thinking of moving, but are overwhelmed by the thought of clearing out your home and putting it on the market? You are not alone! Did you know moving is the 2nd most stressful event in someone’s life? Add 30 years of family memories and loads of accumulated “stuff” and the monumental task becomes unbearable.

What: “Making Moving Transitions Simple”
When: March 26th from 4:30-6:30
Where: at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth 


Kim and Liz from SimplySized Home will break down the moving process for you, putting your moving anxieties to rest. They will teach you first steps to take creating a roadmap to a simpler home and lifestyle. This workshop is invaluable to those who think it is time to move and need some guidance on how to start the process.


The workshop presenters, Liz Pattison and Kim Dorsky, are owners of the very successful Yarmouth based company called SimplySized Home. The workshop will be highly interactive and provide resources for participants that will be extremely valuable for anyone who is planning to make a move soon, to list their home, to downsize or rightsize. 

This workshop is being organized by Barbara Russo and Lois Lengyel, Realtors with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.




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Holiday Open House featuring Artist David Little

David Little, Maine Art

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty – Damariscotta – to host a Holiday Open House featuring Artist David Little on December 13, 2013

Damariscotta (December 9, 2013)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting a Holiday Open House at 170 Main Street on Friday, December 13th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

As 2013 draws towards a close, the Damariscotta office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and its agents, Joane Tait, Connie Moss, Miles Geisler, Muffy Myles, Tom Field, and Kathy Leeman, want to express their thanks to the community for the support and enthusiasm they received! They are eager to welcome all to a Holiday Open House.  Please join them for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and good hospitality! Featured in the festivities will be the art work of David Little who will join us for this event.

About the Artist

David Little is no stranger to the Maine Art Scene.  Early in his career he discovered his love of art and obtained a BA in Art from Southampton College and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. By 1980 his uncle, William Kienbusch, had passed away and left his place on Cranberry Island to he and his brother, Carl Little. By September of that year, David was painting his first crude landscapes on the island. The following summers of 1981 and 1982 he attended the Skowhegan School, deepened his love of Maine, and started to paint from the landscape en plein air. By 1988 he and his wife, Mikki, had moved to Portland. 1998 found him on Monhegan Island with a fellowship at the Carina House. From there he had many painting trips to all parts of Maine and wonderful solo and group shows.

Perhaps the place in Maine the draws his heart the deepest is Mt. Katahdin and the lands around Katahdin Lake. Beginning in 2006, David embarked on a journey that has led to his monumental book entitled “The Art of Katahdin.” In it he writes “Every time, the mountain draws me in, as painter, as visitor, as kin.” So, too, it drew in the likes of Frederick Church, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Maurice “Jake” Day, and countless other artists. This has become known as the “Katahdin Tradition.”  Telling the story of these artists became a passion of David’s as he pursued his research and chased the threads of history. He himself joined the ranks of the contemporary artists endeavoring to capture the mystique on canvas that they felt in their hearts. All in all, his efforts have culminated in a book that is both professional and beautiful.