3 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, Uniquely Restored New Englander Home Close To Water
About Lee Slater
We are a married couple who met in 1997 at the University of Southern Maine. Lynn is a Political Scientist and Lee is an Environmental Scientist. We purchased 10 Emerson St in 2002 when it was in very poor condition. Lynn saw the potential in the house and led the gradual renovation and restoration of the charm of this classic New Englander. Lee has worked in New Jersey since 2002, commuting up to Maine at weekends to be with the family. We love the house and Munjoy Hill. The house is now being offered as a vacation rental because Lynn has accepted a job in New Jersey, so we are relocating our primary home to be together and to get free of the commute. Our 11-year-old daughter, Rowan, loves this house and is very sad to leave, but accepts that this is the chance for our family to be together full time. We will miss the walks with our dog by the ocean, the beautiful sun rises and sun sets, the fantastic food, the arts scene, the great neighborhood and the people that make this an amazing place to live.
Lee Slater purchased this House in 2002
Why Lee Slater chose Munjoy Hill
Lynn loves combining old with new and Lee is British and wanted a house with some history and in a colorful neighborhood. 10 Emerson St fits the bill perfectly and provided us access to the things we value in life: natural beauty, historic charm, walkable neighborhood, excellent restaurants, and diversity. The house was a huge amount of work for us at first, but we slowly gathered steam on the project and ended up completely renovating every inch of the house and the yard. It is perfectly situated on Munjoy Hill, being just 2 blocks from the Eastern Promenade and all its activities and beauty and a stone's throw away from the central row of restaurants, organic food market, performing arts theater and coffee shop. We can walk to the Old Port and Downtown in 15 minutes. With 10 Emerson St, we saw a unique opportunity to raise our daughter with direct access to so much in a beautiful and safe neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
This is an incredibly safe, highly desirable neighborhood with access to restaurants, theater, parks and the waterfront. This is the funkiest, most desirable, pedestrian friendly, low traffic and highly scenic part of Portland. Despite its popularity, this a quiet neighborhood. The Eastern Promenade provides access to miles of walking/cycling paths, where you get panoramic views over Casco Bay and opportunities for spotting wildlife, including Osprey, Bald Eagles and seals. Three excellent Portland restaurants are just around the corner from the house, along with a natural foods store and the St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center.
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At the northeastern end of Portland's peninsula, Munjoy Hill overlooks the downtown and harbor to the south, Casco Bay and its islands to the east and north, and shallow Back Cove to the west. The Eastern Promenade rings the neighborhood and offers panoramic views of these features, as well as two lighthouses, Mason Station power plant, and the stone battlement of Fort Gorges. The most significant land feature of Munjoy Hill is the magnificent Eastern Promenade, a park designed by the Olmsted Brothers design firm, as was Baxter Boulevard, which rings part of Back Cove. This Olmsted park has amazing water vistas wrapping from the sunset view at the Loring memorial above the shore for over a mile to a sunrise view over the Calendar Islands of Casco Bay and Portland Head Light, and ending at Fort Allen Park with a full sweep of Portland Harbor. The park includes a series of broad rolling fields, public gardens, monuments, playgrounds and ball courts on top of the bluff and, along the waterfront, East End Beach, picnic areas, and a municipal boat launch. Kayak rentals are also possible from this area. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum operates 2 foot gauge steam and diesel tourist trains along the Casco Bay shore of the peninsula. The shoreway trail, which begins in South Portland, runs next to the railroad line and connects with the Baxter Boulevard trail, all suitable for walking, running, and cycling. The small public beach is a favorite of kayakers, families, and, after 5 PM, dog owners and their pets. At the center of Munjoy Hill, on the corner of Congress, between Kellogg and St Lawrence Streets, are the Portland Observatory, the neighborhood fire station (housing Engine 1, Ladder 1, and Ladder 5) and Hilltop Supermarket. Nearby on Congress Street are a laundromat, Rosemont Market, Hilltop Coffee, and three of Portland’s most popular restaurants—The Blue Spoon, The Front Room, and Lolita. The St. Lawrence Arts Center is home to "Good Theater," productions and other arts events year round.