Architecture & Design

Cabin Fever

How an unassuming Maine homebuilder became a reality TV star.

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The Art of the Family Home

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

Over a river and through the woods is an airy farmhouse, finely crafted by Portland’s Wright-Ryan Homes for a busy brood. On a large, wooded plot in Greater Portland, Daniel and Christine Emerson’s sons can dash back and forth between their home and their cousins’, 300 yards away. The property’s thick enclosure of maples, oaks, […]

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A Renovated Ranch Becomes a Dream Home

Partner Post: Houzz

A family with dreams of living on the coast found a dreamy piece of land, but the house that sat on it wasn’t exactly a dream home. The 1960s ranch house hadn’t been touched in more than 30 years. It had no master suite, there wasn’t ample bedroom space for the kids, and the small rooms […]

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Fire and Ice

Outdoor Spaces

For descendants of Maine’s 19th-century Finnish immigrants, the sauna ritual has lost none of its sanctity.

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Pettengill Farm

Historic Highlight

Situated east of downtown Freeport and accessible only by foot through a mile-long wooded path, Pettengill Farm has stood hidden from the modern world for over 200 years.

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Francis Fassett House

Historic Highlight

Renowned architect Francis Fassett designed this High Victorian Gothic duplex in Portland’s West End for himself and his son Edward in 1876.

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See a House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill

Partner Post: Houzz

Maine designer Riley Pratt estimates that the average energy bill for his home is less than $20 per month. And that’s including the $10 a month he pays just to have service. To put that into perspective, the average homeowner in Maine spent $2,949 on energy in 2009, according to the most recent data provided […]

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Somesville’s House of Straw

Built with straw bales, a Mount Desert Island home is practical, energy efficient, and beautiful.

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Hamilton House

Historic Highlight

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River, the circa 1785 Hamilton House was the highest valued home in South Berwick at the time shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton occupied it.

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