Vintage Lake Lodge
Originally commissioned by J.H. Duncan, renowned architect Edward Green designed this remarkable estate in 1926 on over an acre of property centered in what was once called “The Grove” at the west end of Oswego Lake. Later the estate became home to the Lake Grove Angler’s Club as a lodge retreat for Portland’s affluent.
You can not replace the charm and vintage appeal that permeate the walls of this timeless treasure. With so many of the wonderful old lake estates now gone, it is rare to find not only a home with all it’s history but the casual elegance and gracious entertaining that all the renovated modern conveniences provide.
A pillared entrance invites you through stone walls and exquisite landscaping, amongst nature’s grandeur of tall “Noble Firs” - once the title of the estate. Stone walkways, verandas, terraces, and gathering areas surround the home as well as a relaxing creek cascading into the lake.
Taking advantage of the panoramic main lake view, this one of a kind English-style Tudor with matching guest cottage and boat house, holds a host of fabulous amenities and rich architectural details. Bold arched timbers frame the verandas and walkways, ornate exterior window trim and a gambrel roof house inlaid espresso hardwoods, tiled counters and leaded glass doors and windows.
The library adjoins the spacious living area and dining room, with all doors leading to the terraces and extensive grounds. A fire-lit, vaulted master suite, bath and dressing area all view the glistening lake, with two additional bedrooms and a full bath on the upper floor.
This residence typifies all that was good in the 1920’s, remaining true to itself in its understated luxury and authentic lakeside lifestyle.