Posts Categorized: Building Updates

Charlie Widdis Photos Installed

We’re pleased to have recently installed the work of Maine landscape photographer Charlie Widdis throughout Luminato. Widdis is a fine art landscape photographer living in Westbrook, Maine. He is a graduate of USM and has been photographing images of landscapes for over a decade. His work can be found in galleries throughout New England. “For me the focus is on capturing dramatic images that border on the surreal. My passion is to embed the emotions I felt when viewing the […]

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The Luminato roof is now green!

It was impressive to watch the Carlisle SynTec Systems team install the green roof system at Luminato. Starting with a high quality water-proofing and root repellant system, they then installed a drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight soil, and finally, the plants. The plants selected for the roof consist of several varieties of sedum—chosen for their ability to withstand and moderate the heat of summer as well as help insulate in winter. In the coming years, the patchwork of plant life […]

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Two Maine College of Art alumni selected for Luminato art commissions

Celebrating Portland’s diverse creative community, we proudly feature original artwork from local artists in all our buildings. In the Luminato lobby we are excited to display the works of two Maine College of Art (MECA) graduates: painter Leon Anderson and photographer MaKenna Pope. Leon Anderson A plein air painter for more than 30 years, Leon Anderson has expanded his work to include 3-dimensional pieces in wood and stained glass in recent years. Originally from Alaska and a 1983 MECA graduate, […]

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Luminato: Sold out in record time

All 24 homes at Luminato are under contract – four months before construction is slated for completion later this summer. This may be a record for a condo project of this size in Portland with 100% of buyers making a decision before setting foot in the unfinished building or being able to enter their home. What caught the interest of buyers? Here’s what we heard: Access to shared amenities, including a guest roomfor out-of-town visitors, a lounge in which to hang out or […]

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Wondering who’s buying condos in Portland?

In their quest to understand who is opting for condo living in Portland, developer NewHeight Group surveyed the 24 owners of the sold-out Luminato Condos project. The findings were surprising, and in stark contrast to a general  perception that condo buyers fit a stereotypical mold. Here are three myths set straight about condo living in Portland – at least at Luminato.   Condo buyers are an aging and retired population. Luminato buyers represent a vibrant, working population. In fact, two-thirds of the buyers own or work […]

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Two of Maine’s finest interior designers featured in Old Port… and NewHeight Group projects

Brett Johnson and James Light graced the pages of Old Port magazine’s January/February issue – being featured for their work at 118 on Munjoy Hill and Luminato respectively. As we focus on the minute details of the Luminato construction process, it’s interesting to think about the future beautiful and functional homes that can be further enhanced by the expertise of skilled designers. Brett of Maine Street Design offers clients two decades of experience in Maine, New York, Miami, and the Gulf Coast […]

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Watch Luminato rise with our new webcam

So much thought and hard work go into designing and building a condo, but nothing makes it more real than seeing it come to life! Last week, our construction crew began pouring the foundation, marking a milestone in our building process. And, now Luminato friends and neighbors can watch our progress live online. That’s right, our amazing construction team at Landry/French has installed a webcam offering people an anytime live glimpse of the construction process. Okay, so the construction crew […]

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Clearing the site for Luminato to rise

Luminato is underway! The building site at the corner of Newbury and Franklin Streets has been cleared to make way for a new residential community. Several unique elements of the existing homes were removed and shared with a family that grew up in this home. Then, the Portland Fire Department used the buildings, uninhabitable for a long time, for training drills. Demolition marks the first phase of the construction of Luminato, and the commencement of Phase Two of sales of new homes. Seven of 24 […]

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LOUNGE 301 302 303 304 305 306
GUEST ROOM 201 202 203 204 205 206

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