Welcome to the Wonderful, Walkable, West End of Portland.

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Bramhall Row: Re-Making History in Portland’s West End

Welcome to Portland’s new favorite neighborhood (that is, if you like walking, eating, people-watching, historic architecture, music, art, brilliant sunsets – oh, and did we say eating?)

Nestled on upper Congress Street, in the lively area between Longfellow Square and Bramhall Square, Bramhall Row is perfectly situated. It’s in the midst of the eminently walkable, richly textured, western edge of Portland’s Arts, Cultural and Historical District.

To those who know, Portland’s West End is revered for its gorgeous 19th century architecture, endless brick sidewalks, pedestrian-friendly streets and squares, and its “too-many-to-count” eateries, shops, galleries, music venues, watering holes, coffee shops and more. CLICK HERE to explore this area more! 

A Lively Neighborhood

A quick 5-7 minute stroll from Bramhall Row takes you to dozens of creative restaurants and pubs, numerous live music venues, the spectacular Portland Museum of Art, dozens of galleries, Maine’s premier hospital and medical center, several of the city’s most alluring parks and green spaces and the famous grand residences of the Western Promenade. Many West End, Upper Congress Street and Parkside residents have chosen their neighborhood for its “walkability”. Year ’round, neighbors walk to dinner, community service agencies, waterfront businesses, busy offices and local boutiques. CLICK HERE to explore this area more.


A Bit of Bramhall Hill History

Bramhall Hill is located west and southwest on the downtown peninsula of Portland, Maine. The area includes the West End neighborhood, the Western Promenade and part of the Old Port downtown district. Some of the finest and most historical residences of Portland were built (and still stand!) on Bramhall  Hill. Included amongst the notable residents was George Bramhall. George Bramhall moved to Portland in 1680 and bought 400 acres of land from George Cleaves, known as the “founder of Portland”. Bramhall was a Tanner by profession and set up a tannery in the area. He was killed during the French and Indian wars in 1689. CLICK HERE to read more about Bramhall Hill’s History.

Introducing Bramhall Row

Bramhall Row – Coming Soon! 7 new Townhouses and 2 classic Carriage House homes for sale. The stylish, architect-designed Townhouses and the charming, historic Carriage House Homes are nestled behind the iconic Mellen E. Bolster House, built in 1881, standing tall as a Portland landmark for 135 years. The Bolster House is soon to become The Francis, a classically restored, 15-room, boutique hotel. The Francis will also feature its very own contribution to Portland’s remarkable culinary scene, so stay tuned for news of the newest eatery on Portland’s West Side.

Bramhall Row and The Francis Hotel salute Portland’s history as a lively port city that grew up on adventurous international trade. The historic location was known as Portland’s finest neighborhood for successful merchants and civic leaders, who built grand mansions and townhouses with bricks produced from local marine clay. CLICK HERE to learn more details about Bramhall Row.

Introducing The Francis

The Francis is soon to be a meticulously restored Portland landmark, reborn as a beautiful hotel, with all the modern-day amenities. The Francis will feature 15 guest rooms, a distinctive restaurant and bar, and a small on-site spa. This inviting, boutique hotel blends contemporary design with authentic, historic character and will appeal to guests seeking luxurious accommodations and full-service hotel amenities, in a unique and charming property.Additional amenities include valet parking, mini-bars that showcase local products, guest rooms featuring smart technology, elevator service, and 24-hour front desk concierge services.  The Francis will embrace the vibrant Bramhall neighborhood lifestyle and feature art, furniture, and food & beverage produced in Maine. For more information on The Francis, CLICK HERE.


Contact Us To Reserve Your Home at Bramhall Row!

Bramhall Row is now accepting non-binding reservations for these brand-new Townhouse residences and restored Carriage House homes. To request more information and review the Reservation Agreement, please contact us today.

Please note: All renderings, drawings, floor plans, descriptions and specifications shown on this website are preliminary and intended only to provide a conceptual overview of the development. Important details are subject to change. A public offering statement and full condominium documentation with detailed attachments will be available to potential buyers and must be fully reviewed before entering into any agreement to purchase. Please contact us for more information.

ADDRESS: Bramhall Row, c/o Ocean Gate Realty, 511 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101

PHONE: (207) 773.1919

Buyer Inquiries: Ed Gardner, ed@oceangaterealty.com
Business Inquiries: David Swardlick,