“Historic estate living with modern amenities in the heart of Maine's most beautiful mountain village”
Mary Mayo and I, along with GSM Board Chair Daniel Hildreth, joined GSM Board Member Paul Boghossian at Gehring House, the dramatic centerpiece of his new project, Gehring Green. Paul spoke briefly to a group gathered for the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event about the house, and I spoke about the significant impact the Maine Historic Preservation Tax Credit is having throughout Maine, making projects like this possible. Paul then offered a tour of the first two floors of the house.
Gehring House is a part of Bethel's history, built by Dr. Gehring after he discovered the healing effects of time spent in western Maine. Patients came from across the country to escape the stresses of modern city life. That draw to Maine doesn't seem to have lessened, as we met folks from New Mexico and Texas, along with established members of the Bethel community at the event.
Gehring Green will offer choices in living options, from six luxury apartments within Gehring House, to energy efficient townhomes and cottages on the surrounding acreage. All will share a common green space and center pathway, with front porches to encourage the neighborliness of Maine.
Learn more at: http://www.gehringgreen.com/
or find them on facebook.
And check out last October's Downeast magazine: http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2010/october/maine-wild-west
Paul Boghossian is also involved in the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville, a newly revitalized historic mill in the heart of downtown Waterville, Maine offering retail and office space. The former Hathaway Shirt Mill was awarded a Maine Preservation 2011 State Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation.
www.hathawaycreativecenter.com (also on facebook)