Property

Details

Property Details

Address

178 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

Use

Retail

Owner

Fresnel LLC

Acquired

January 2021

Completed

1867

Renovated

1916

Building Size

26,910 SF

Property Size

0.1034 Acres

Name

Boyd Block

Style

Italianate, Colonial Revival

— 178 MIDDLE STREET

Known as the Boyd Block and originally completed in 1867 and designed by Architect George M. Harding, East Brown Cow has managed this building since its acquisition by Fresnel LLC in 2021. The first floor offers prime retail space, while the upper floors will soon feature brand-new one- and two- bedroom ‘Urban Homes’ as part of The Docent’s Collection hospitality offering.

In 2022, Commonwealth Hotels and East Brown Cow announced the expansion and rebranding of 121 MIDDLE to The Docent’s Collection. The Docent’s Collection offers guests a distinctive approach to travel, fusing the first-class hospitality of a hotel stay with modern, mobile-first service and personalized amenities more typically associated with a luxury residential rental. Each Urban Home is expertly designed, with fully equipped kitchens, large dining and living areas, and custom furnishings that honor the historic nature of each space while juxtaposing it with a modern and airy sensibility in order to provide a home away from home experience.

178 Middle Street will open for Urban Home reservations in Winter of 2024.

Other Urban Homes featured within The Docent’s Collection are located at 115 Middle Street, 121 Middle Street, and 184 Middle Street (opening Winter 2024).

178 MIDDLE STREET

BACKGROUND

Known as the Boyd Block and originally completed in 1867 and designed by Architect George M. Harding, East Brown Cow has managed this building since its acquisition by Fresnel LLC in 2021. The first floor offers prime retail space, while the upper floors will soon feature brand-new one- and two- bedroom ‘Urban Homes’ as part of The Docent’s Collection hospitality offering.

In 2022, Commonwealth Hotels and East Brown Cow announced the expansion and rebranding of 121 MIDDLE to The Docent’s Collection. The Docent’s Collection offers guests a distinctive approach to travel, fusing the first-class hospitality of a hotel stay with modern, mobile-first service and personalized amenities more typically associated with a luxury residential rental. Each Urban Home is expertly designed, with fully equipped kitchens, large dining and living areas, and custom furnishings that honor the historic nature of each space while juxtaposing it with a modern and airy sensibility in order to provide a home away from home experience.

178 Middle Street will open for Urban Home reservations in Winter of 2024.

Other Urban Homes featured within The Docent’s Collection are located at 115 Middle Street, 121 Middle Street, and 184 Middle Street (opening Winter 2024).