Maybe it’s a reflection of the town’s fishing village nature, but the most common house style seems to be Cape Cod.
The traditional Full Cape stands 1½ stories with a central door on the front, flanked by two windows on each side. Eastport has a fair number of those, including the one where I dwell.
But for whatever reasons, a distinctive variation proliferated here. Gone is the doorway from under the roofline, along with the central hall, staircase, and chimney. The result is a shorter front and an overall smaller house, commonly two rooms with two in the attic above, rather than the customary four-over-four.
The design does create a smaller frontage, which may have been a tax advantage, as well as allowing more homes to cluster closer to the harbor.
Here’s a sampling.