Architecture & Design

Front of Hyde School building in winter

Hyde School

Historic Highlight

Situated on a tree-dotted hill overlooking rolling green space, Bath’s Hyde School appears, at first glance, like your typical picturesque private boarding school. But take a closer look.

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All About the View

All About the View

House Tour

Modern yet cozy, a western Maine retreat takes full advantage of its hill-top perch.

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Wallingford Hall in Kennebunk

Wallingford Hall

Historic Highlight

On York Street in Kennebunk stands as a shining example of Federal-style architecture — and an early precursor to today’s millennial pink trend.

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Sebago Lake Cabins

The Art of the Family Compound

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

Why bunk under one roof when you and your crew can divide among cozy, self-contained cabins? This foursome on Sebago Lake provides powerful inspiration. Photographed by Trent Bell Among the sweetest aspects of overnight camp are the sleeping arrangements: those cozy, wooded cabins filled with friends. The simplicity of the shelters puts the focus on […]

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Whittier House

Whittier House

Historic Highlight

It’s hard to miss a Gothic Revival house with its commanding central gable reaching skyward like an arrow. But in Maine, there’s another reason to stop and gawk: the style is relatively rare here. The genre’s gingerbread house-like features, seen on examples such as Gorham’s 19th century Whittier House, required expertise beyond what many traditional […]

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Charles H. Ingraham House

Charles H. Ingraham House

Historic Highlight

Shingle style cottages have long been synonymous with Maine summers. But at least one early adopter of the style recognized the appeal of living year round in a rambling fieldstone-and-shingle retreat by the sea. Providence-based banker Charles Ingraham built his 1897 iteration with a massive stone chimney and artful arrangement of roof peaks in Phippsburg […]

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Clock Farm, Kennebunkport

Clock Farm

Historic Highlight

At the intersection of Route 9 and Goose Rocks Road in Kennebunkport, time, quite literally, stands still. The Roman numeraled faces on the clock tower that gave the connected farmhouse here its name have read 6:30 for years — a fitting tribute to the home’s onetime owner, who had a history of imprecise timing. Thomas […]

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Perkins House Kennebunkport

Perkins’ Perch

From Our Archives

From “Romance in Old Kennebunkport” by Harry Packard in the July 1955 issue of Down East Little of the romance of old Kennebunkport has ever been written. One by one the old sea captains’ houses change hands and the history of the beautiful places is lost forever. There is a quality in these fine, stately houses […]

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Front of home

Home at Last

House Tour

After several itinerant decades, a couple puts down roots in historic Paris Hill. Photographed by Rachel Sieben We put in what we wanted,” Deb says. “We didn’t think about resale. And that’s why we really enjoyed doing this house.” For John and Deb Gillis, settling down was a long time coming. John’s job with a […]

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Breezy Decor Lifts Up a Modern Gorham Farmhouse

Partner Post: Houzz

A family’s first house gets its appealing look from white walls, vintage trunks, and eclectic accessories. Photos by Tessa Manning for MGM Builders Fussy is not a word in the lexicon of Chad and Shanna Perreault. So when it came time to build their first house with Windham-based MGM Builders, they committed to a style […]

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