Architecture & Design

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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Harbor House Inn

Historic Highlight

Perched on a hill overlooking the village and sea, the circa 1865-1870 Harbor House Inn in Boothbay Harbor was constructed for sea captain Mitch Reed in the short-lived Second Empire style.

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A Family Transforms an Old Barn Into an Affordable Farmhouse

Partner Post: Houzz

Southern coastal Maine is home to the quintessential New England town of Kennebunk, where barns and countryside are located just up the road from lobster shacks and saltwater. Scott and Karen Benezra bought a piece of land here for themselves and their two kids, complete with an antique barn and farmhouse on the verge of […]

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Victorian Revamp

Home Feature

With an eye on a quick sale, a couple updates a tattered old house on Portland’s Munjoy Hill — and they like it so well, they decide to stay.

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Social Scene

My Space

Friends flock to Lucy Benjamin’s kitchen for weekly meals and bags of her famous granola.

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