Architecture & Design

Talbot Cottage

Historic Highlight

This circa 1890 emerald gem was erected in Kennebunkport as part of the 700-acre Cape Arundel Summer Colony — an enclave for wealthy urbanites who sought solitude and pastoral beauty in the picturesque coastal town. When constructing their unlikely-named “summer cottages,” many residents opted for shingle style designs that complemented the rugged landscape through their […]

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A Unique Perspective on Coastal Living

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Looking for inspired ways to bring light, sea breezes, and a feeling of expansiveness into your home? At EBS Building Supplies, the motto is “Can do! Just ask.” That kind of positive spirit and dedication is exactly what Maine homeowners are looking for when it comes to reimagining the places they live. EBS has 10 Maine […]

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Tate House

Historic Highlight

One of the oldest wood-frame buildings in Portland, the 1755 Tate House is a stunning example of pre-Revolutionary Georgian architecture. Perched on a knoll overlooking the Fore River (and, formerly, a bustling mast yard) in Stroudwater Village, the home was built for Captain George Tate, who worked for the British Royal Navy overseeing the cutting […]

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Historic Home in Massachusetts is Dismantled and Reconstructed in Maine

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It’s not every day that one comes across a Colonial-era Massachusetts home that’s been dismantled and packed in the cargo hold of an 18-wheeler. Running on blind faith, a couple of brave homeowners bought the salvaged wood house sight unseen and headed north to Maine. Outdoor Lights to Give Your Home a Warm and Welcoming […]

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Cabin Fever

How an unassuming Maine homebuilder became a reality TV star.

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Your Doorway to an Inspiring View

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New Englanders — especially those living in Maine — are passionate about their vistas. Whether your home overlooks Casco Bay, Sebago Lake, or the mountain vistas of Western Maine, the view is definitely the main attraction. So, framing that view and seamlessly connecting your inside space with the beauty right outside your door is key when building […]

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Garden Party

Garden Feature

Green-thumbed friends gather among vegetable beds for a laid-back meal in a Phippsburg potting shed.

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The Art of the Family Home

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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

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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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