Home of the Week: A shot at birdie in Portland, Maine

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July 19, 2023
John R. Ellement
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New penthouse in downtown development comes with two bedrooms, two baths, parking, a pet-washing station — and access to a golf simulator.

One doesn’t need a 207 area code to know that Portland, Maine, is a nice place to live and that the city’s reputation was burnished during the COVID diaspora. Joining the West Bayside neighborhood in downtown Portland is Daymark, a development that includes our Home of the Week: Unit 707. The development has 54 residential condos and one commercial unit, which will be a Pilates studio.

The Home of the Week is a penthouse condo with two bedrooms and two baths. On the left as one enters is a hallway closet. Next to it is the double-door closet for the in-unit laundry setup, consisting of a compact washer and a vent-less heat pump dryer. The next stop is an open space encompassing the kitchen and the dining and living areas.

The kitchen emerges on the right with an island that has a sink and seating for four. The appliances are stainless steel, the stovetop is electric, the counters are quartz, and the backsplash is a white subway tile. Neutral earth tones are on display here — a far cry from the monochromatic designs seen in developments of late: The upper cabinets are a natural wood color, while the lowers are white with black pulls.

Directly ahead is the dining area, which is set with a table for four before a square, black-framed window that looks out to the private balcony. The model furniture is not included in the sales price, but it is available to be sold with any unit in the building.

The 248-square-foot living room offers a pair of windows, as well as a slider to the 72-square-foot balcony. The flooring is engineered wood everywhere but in the bathrooms of the 1,133-square-foot unit.

A hallway leads to the private spaces. On the right is a closet that is followed, also on the right, by the first bedroom. Both bedrooms are 136 square feet. The guest room offers a closet with sliding doors and a pair of windows joined in such a way that they appear to be a single pane of glass, save for the thin black framing.

The final door along this hallway connects to the primary suite, which, despite being the same size as the guest room, feels spacious, thanks to a trio of windows. The suite also comes with a walk-in closet with wire shelving and a bath with gray porcelain tile flooring, a double floating vanity with a Royo Porcelain vanity top, and a step-in shower with a clear glass door, a white subway tile surround, and black plumbing fixtures.

Massachusetts-based developer The Procopio Companies has filled the development with club and fitness rooms; bike storage; a pet wash; a sports lounge with a golf simulator, pool and foosball tables, and several televisions; and a maker’s space with a bike tune-up kit and lockers.