Architecture & Design

1959 Chevy Viking Bus Gets a Hippie-Chic Makeover

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A rusted-out relic takes a second spin around the block as a vacation home on wheels for a Falmouth family. Photos by Trent Bell Bus at a Glance Who lives here: A family of four has made this part of their vacation home Location: Falmouth Size: 91 square feet Designers: Will Winkelman of Winkelman Architecture […]

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Home with Marvin Windows

Take the Pain Out of Replacing Your Windows

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As the autumn chill arrives, it’s a reminder that there are many reasons to replace your windows and doors, and energy efficiency is often at the top of the list. While the investment can be significant, your family will feel the added warmth and comfort now, plus you’ll reap the financial benefits in years to […]

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E.B. White Barn

Rooms of Their Own

Homes

A flurry of homes with famous former owners recently made Maine real-estate news. They’re bound by a common literary thread.

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Linwood Cottage

Linwood Cottage

Historic Highlight

Seated on a hill overlooking the Penobscot River in Bucksport, Linwood Cottage has a reputation as one of Maine’s most unusual residences. Built in circa 1850 for local jeweler and clockmaker James Emery, the home is a melding of architectural styles, such as Gothic, Greek Revival, and Italianate. Emery’s eclectic taste generated a buzz back […]

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Multi-structure Maine home

It Takes a Village

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Two homes made of multiple structures prove that sometimes more is just right. While most people want to build a home under one roof, there are times when constructing a series of connected or freestanding pavilions is desirable. Maybe the home serves multiple generations or must accommodate an ever-changing mix of family members. Or maybe […]

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Carpenter Gothic Home

Jonas B. Shurtleff House

Historic Highlight

If you travel along Route 201 in Winslow, the Jonas B. Shurtleff House will likely cause you to tap the breaks. Set back on the western side of the road, the brick-red Carpenter Gothic cottage with the gingerbread styling stands out among the area’s ranches and farmhouses. A folk interpretation of the mid-19th century Gothic Revival style, […]

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Spruce Head Maine house

Modest, Modern, and Zen

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A seasonal space on a lobstering island becomes an energy-efficient, storage-conscious home with respect for local architecture. An energy-efficient contemporary cottage on a small Maine lobstering island is not a common sight. For years, the couple who owns this home had a rustic seasonal cabin on Spruce Head Island that they enjoyed on weekends. After […]

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Modern Family

Home Feature

Owners of an Eisenhower-era ranch discover what’s old is cool again. Photographed by Jared Kuzia n the 1960s, guests could enter Bill and Kate Corrigall’s Portland home through a basement door, grab a drink at a white-and-gold mosaic-tiled bar, and proceed to a carpeted dance floor furnished with a built-in wooden bench. Wall speakers pumped […]

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Maine island home

From Summer Cottage to Full-Time Home

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A retired NHL player and his family expand their former vacation home with a big addition and an interesting side-by-side design. Photos by Jonathan Reece Photography After Eric Weinrich hung up his skates and retired from professional hockey, he returned to his native Maine with his wife, Tracy, their two children, and two black Labs. […]

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Lady Pepperrell House

Lady Pepperrell House

Historic Highlight

In 1760, anglophile Lady Mary Pepperrell shipped in English craftsmen to build her high-style Georgian home in Kittery Point. Befit with a central pedimented pavilion, fluted Ionic pilasters, and bracketed cornice above the doorway, the home was a monument to Lady Pepperrell’s late husband, William Pepperrell, a successful merchant and the only American to be […]

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