Winburn M. Staples was born on February 8, 1855, at the family home on top of Baker Hill in Naples, Maine. After the civil war, the family moved to the Daniel Perley farm in South Bridgton. In school, Winburn excelled in wrestling and the cold months' winter sports. Winburn married his Bridgton Academy classmate, Idalyn M. Gove. Construction on the home began in 1901. The Parlor grand piano was the center of much entertaining throughout the home's history, and it is believed to be original to the home. It was built circa 1898 by the Gildemeester-Kroeger Company of NY. The home was built by James Mead and Joseph Witham.
In 1945 or 1946, Dr. Fred Gilbert "Gib" Noble bought the house, paying $8000 cash with another $1000 for the furniture, linens, paintings, and the parlor grand, still here in the living room. The Nobles raised their family in this house, living here for about 30 years.
In 2001, a movie was filmed here entitled, "Baby It's Cold Outside".