Why I Live Here

Wai Houng Leung and Jillian Littlefield's 1820 Federal in Falmouth, Maine

A couple finds solace on a Falmouth property with wildflowers, berry bushes, fruit trees, and a virtual driving range.

“My husband, Wai Houng Leung, and I hail from Sidney and Oakland, respectively, and, until 2018, we lived in a cramped, mid-century Portland Cape whose old character had been stripped away. Longing for more historic charm and outdoor space, we spent almost a year searching for a new place. As soon as we walked into our 1820 Federal in Falmouth, with its wide-plank pine floors, carved moldings, exposed beams, and fireplaces adorning each room, we knew it was The One. A centuries-old stone wall surrounds the front yard and, from the stone patio in the backyard, we can look out at strawberry and raspberry bushes, two pear trees, wildflowers galore, and the property’s original barn, which amazingly is still intact. We both work in healthcare, so our home is our escape from reality. Wai Houng finds respite in the virtual driving range he built (fake grass and all) in the barn and our golden retriever, Harbour, likes to graze on berries and sunbathe in the yard. Sometimes, she even snuggles up with me for a nap in the hammock!”


Does your Maine home have a sweet view and a good story to go with it? Send a photo of the view from your porch, window, or yard, and a brief explanation of why you’ve chosen to live in this spot, to sarah@mainehomes and we may feature you.