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Join us at Portland Landmarks’ 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 7

Please join us at the 50th Anniversary Spring House Gala to benefit Greater Portland Landmarks. Start with a cocktail party at one of 8 historic homes (your choice), then join all guests at 104 West Street for a festive gala featuring a silent auction, music by the Bellamy Jazz Band, champagne, and dessert. Visit the Greater Portland Landmarks site for Historic House Gala details—including silent auction items, house descriptions and  how to get tickets. We are proud sponsors of Greater Portland Landmarks, which […]

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The Platform Room – our space innovation

Raising a room and leaving it open substantially increases its feeling of light and brightness—perfect for an office, a den or a place to exercise. Our Platform Rooms are built two and half feet above the main level and are surrounded with a four-foot privacy wall. Stepping up to the room, you overlook the living space and enjoy the views beyond, while being shielded from visibility from below. No one can see what is in the room. Under the room […]

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Congrats to “The Best”

It’s always fun to peruse the Portland Phoenix’s yearly “best” issue. This year we were pleased to see that the East End won “Best Portland Neighborhood” and the Back Cove—accessible by the Eastern Prom Trail—won “Best Place to Run/Walk/Bike.” We’d also like to congratulate our neighbors who’ve ranked among the best: Best Coffee Shop/Teahouse: Coffee By Design 620 Congress St. Portland | 207.772.5533 | 1 Diamond St, Portland | 207.874.5400 | 67 India St, Portland | 207.780.6767 | 43 Washington […]

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Boutique Condos Break Ground on Munjoy Hill

118 on Munjoy Hill begins construction with a focus on quality FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPORTLAND, Maine (May 20, 2014) – A long-anticipated upscale condominium project in the heart of Portland, Maine’s coveted East End neighborhood broke ground today, signaling the start of construction on the $10 million development. Located at the corner of Congress and St. Lawrence Streets, 118 on Munjoy Hill will be a four-story mixed-use building containing 12 residential units and two street-level commercial spaces. On hand as the […]

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Q & A with developers and future residents Chip Newell and Susan Morris

Where did you live previously? Before moving to Portland in the fall of 2013, we lived in four cities; Washington, DC, Dallas, South Beach Miami and Boothbay Harbor. We have lived in nine homes, both detached homes and condos since 1992 when we met in the Atlanta airport. It must have been destiny that we would move frequently. What brought you each to Portland? We both have always felt a draw to Maine. Chip went to Bowdoin College and Susan traveled […]

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MaineBiz names 118 as part of the upscale, “new Portland”

In the current issue of MaineBiz, 118 on Munjoy Hill is grouped with national names such as Michael Kors, Microsoft Store, Hyatt Place and Courtyard Marriott. These national brands and upscale developments represent the new Portland, a city that has transformed itself over the past five years to now be recognized by developers, retailers, hoteliers, tourists and restaurateurs as a prized destination for quality of life, tourism and top-notch restaurants. Indeed, Business Insider magazine recently named Portland as a Top 14 travel destination […]

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Views from your own Observatory

At 118, your home will have a glassed-in observatory for a world of views. Watch the city unfold around you. Check out the changing scene on Casco Bay. Maybe even catch a view of the White Mountains on a clear day. Furnish this alcove with two comfortable chairs that swivel to see the sun rise and set. Or have dinner for four. 118 offers four different floor plans. There is one of each layout on each of the three floors. […]

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Life at 118 on Munjoy Hill with the Portland Ballet Company

Portland photographer Jonathan Reece has created remarkable portraits of dancers in iconic Portland locations, including the Munjoy Hill area. Stop by our open house, Sundays 1 to 4 PM, to view the photographs shot in the East End or see the photo campaign at the Portland Ballet’s Facebook page.   Discover Portland Ballet is a photo campaign to capture the beauty of Portland Ballet Company against the iconic backdrops of beautiful Portland, Maine. In partnership with professional photographer Jonathan Reece, […]

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118 is proud to sponsor three upcoming shows in Portland

We are proud to support the arts in Portland— an important component of life in the city. We hope you join us for… Portland Ballet’s performance of Bolero to Bayadere March 29 From the sensual Bolero, to the ethereal La Bayadere, to the fun of Somebody with music by Queen, this show has something for everyone. “Portland Ballet presents an evening of premieres and audience favorites. From the hypnotic beauty and precision of the ‘Kingdom of the Shades’ scene from […]

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Portland gets high lifestyle rankings

Portland living has been getting increased attention from across the country. We’ve already mentioned Business Insider lists Portland among its top 2014 destinations. Forbes, Bon Appetit, Outside Magazine and Green Living all give top ratings to the quality of life offered in our fair four-season city.   Here’s what they have to say: Between the impressive air and water quality, and twice as many doctors per capita versus the national average, the smogless skies make Portland the healthiest urban center […]

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