Bon Appetit – Portland, Maine – 2018 Restaurant City of the Year!

“For food lovers, Portland is no longer a small side dish – it’s the main course.”

Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald

Not only does People Magazine rank Portland, Maine, as ”#1 Foodie City” (see LandVest Blog), Bon Appetit Magazine touts Portland as the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year! We’ve always known our east coast waterfront city was special and are proud to see accolades go to our impressive restaurant chefs and their staff. And we can’t forget kudos to all the folks working the land and sea to bring their bountiful contributions to the tables.

Whether a destination year-round or seasonal, the Greater Portland area is #1!

A few exceptional lakefront homes within in an hour’s drive to Portland:
Lake House Point | $2,800,000

Restaurant City. ME1488_1
Brokers: Karen N. Reiche & Betsey Reiche Ducas

This wonderful lakefront compound on Brandy Pond is on a rare peninsula of land with over 1400’ of frontage, including a long stretch of sand beach to the west and 2 oversized fixed piers with custom lounging, and an additional sand beach to the east on over 9 acres of land. Brandy Pond is located in Naples, Maine and offers boating access to both Sebago Lake and Long Lake, just an hour from Portland and the Portland International Jetport.
Sebago Lake Retreat |$1,485,000
Restaurant City. ME1448_1
Broker: John Saint-Amour

With westerly views across the broadest span of Sebago Lake to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, this classic Maine setting in Raymond is the perfect escape. Sebago Lake and this region have entertained generations of residents and visitors alike with outstanding year-round activities that include boating, golfing and winter downhill skiing. Portland, with its airport and wide variety of restaurants, art galleries, cultural events, is within 45 minutes.
The Cottage on Sebago Lake | $795 ,000
Restaurant City.  ME1467
Broker: John Saint-Amour

“The Cottage” epitomizes the classic Maine lake escape. This private setting offers elevated, picturesque and southerly views of the lake. A fixed deep-water pier and float provide for boating needs with a sand beach for swimming. The 1920’s seasonal cottage with a later addition is in excellent condition and is the perfect venue for entertaining with its sun-filled rooms and lakeside deck. Located in Casco and about an hour to Portland.

Greater Portland properties within 20 minutes to Portland:
Sea Meadows | $1,895,000
Restaurant City. ME1458_1
Brokers: Karen N. Reiche & Betsey Reiche Ducas

Enjoy both sunrises and sunsets with over 550′ of water frontage. A protected cove for water sports of all types. A tidal dock and mooring are possible with permitting. With considerable attention to detail and design, this beautiful home offers a stunning kitchen with the highest-quality finishes. A tranquil location with indoor and outdoor space for dining, viewing, and enjoying Casco Bay and all it has to offer.
Fogg Point Estate | $3,950,000
Restaurant City. ME1450_2
Broker: John Saint-Amour

Privately set at the end of a quiet country road, Fogg Point Estate offers 16± acres and commanding elevated views over the islands of Casco Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. A large stone pier with ramp/float/mooring provides for boating needs. The sun-filled residence offers water views from most rooms, numerous waterside terraces/decks and beautifully landscaped grounds for entertaining.
Top Knot Farm | $1,350,000
Restaurant City. ME1462_23
Brokers: Karen N. Reiche & Betsey Reiche Ducas

This circa 1804 farmhouse is majestically perched overlooking 10± acres of open field with peaceful views and an abundance of wildlife. Recently updated while retaining its original charm, the residence offers an open kitchen/great room design with an oversized center island, and dining and sitting areas with exposed beams. The house features reclaimed and original wide pine floors and 8 fireplaces. It includes 2 barns, one of which has a heated workshop and one which was originally a stagecoach stop.
Tuttle Road | $715,000
Restaurant City. ME1460_3_CC
Broker: Betsey Reiche Ducas

This home offers the perfect blend of historic New England charm and modern amenities. Restoration of appealing historic features includes magnificently refinished wood floors, fireplaces and hand-hewn timber frame. An attached heated 2-bay garage and sweet timber-frame barn are situated perfectly for workshop or garden shed.