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Historic Cape Elizabeth Home Featured in the New York Times

Our stunning Colonial Revival listing at 196 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth is prominently featured in today’s “What You Get” real estate column in The New York Times. The historic Maine property is compared to similarly priced homes in New Mexico and New York.

The home has extensive period details throughout, including ornate millwork, high ceilings, three fireplaces, beautiful windows, and more. The versatile layout can be either used as an expansive 6-bedroom home or as a 4-bedroom home with two separate apartments. Learn more about the property in the excerpt from The New York Times story below:

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.