Architecture & Design

C.H. Southard House

The C.H. Southard House

Historic Highlight

The C.H. Southard House was a very simple home before it was transformed into an elegant Victorian shipbuilder’s mansion.

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Barnard's Tavern Kennebunk Maine

Barnard’s Tavern

Historic Highlight

Barnard’s Tavern has received some quirky additions since the circa 1780 Colonial was built.

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Fixer-Upper

Before & After

SoPo Cottage’s Laurel LaBauve refurbishes old houses to resell — but don’t call her a flipper.

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William F. Perry House

William F. Perry House

Historic Highlight

It’s your typical New England connected farmhouse, but is festooned with high-style Italianate and Second Empire features.

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Pre Fab Home

Way Fab Prefabs

House Tour

In their quest for affordable, energy-efficient homes, some Mainers are thinking outside the site-built box.

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Pearl Street Carriage House in Portland, Maine

Pearl Street Carriage House

Historic Highlight

If you squint at this postage stamp of a home on Portland’s Pearl Street, you can imagine horses clopping along on cobblestones and swinging in through the arched, story-and-a-half door.

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accessory dwelling unit

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Granny Flat Redux

Home Building

Accessory dwelling units aren’t just for your mother-in-law anymore.

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Maine antique table

(Maine) Antiques Roadshow

Expert Advice

The popular PBS series has never swung through our state — what’s up with that? So we created our own version, enlisting top appraisers to evaluate your Maine antiques.

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Great Pond cabin

Modern Cabin, Deep Roots

As kids, Matti and Chris summered on opposite shores of Belgrade’s Great Pond, in camps that had been in their families for generations. Today, Matti’s brother owns their family’s place. So the couple made a list of the cabin qualities they cherish to create a modern retreat that embodies their fondest memories.

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Governor John Hill Mansion

The Governor Hill Mansion

Historic Highlight

Chances are you’ve driven by Augusta’s Governor Hill Mansion, but do you know the history of the building and its namesake?

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