Architecture & Design

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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Captain Reuben Merrill House

Captain Reuben Merrill House

Historic Highlight

In Yarmouth, the Captain Reuben Merrill House — a.k.a. “Reuben’s Folly” — towers over West Main Street. The 1858 Italianate mansion crowned with a widow’s walk and five chimneys was once considered the grandest home in town, but the distinction came at a cost. While working to pay off the debts he incurred building and […]

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Portland Bungalow

Exterior Paint Makeovers

Home Design

Recently, there have been some amazing transformations on our Portland street. Not major renovations, mind you, but simple, impactful upgrades made primarily with fresh coats of paint. Exhibit A: Our friends’ bungalow (above), previously known to all as “the pink house,” is now a handsome inky gray with bright-white trim, brackets, and exposed rafter tails […]

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Home Is Where Their Art Is

House Tour

Downsizers carve out space for themselves — and their collection — in 1,200 square feet. By Sarah Stebbins Photographed by Molly Haley Charles Morrison likes to say that he and his wife, Catherine, used to have a house for their art and now they have a house for themselves with some art in it. Their […]

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Sebago Lake Home

The Art of Lakeside Living

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

In Raymond, a contemporary riff on Maine camps takes its cues from a treasured waterfront site. Photographed by Brian Vanden Brink On Sebago Lake, undeveloped lots with good swimming potential and sunset views can be as elusive as the loons that glide through the water. You might hear about a prime property, only to have […]

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A.B. Butler House

A.B. Butler House

Historic Highlight

On Walker Street in Portland’s West End, the 1868 A.B. Butler House is a shining example of the Second Empire style that became popular in the city during the Civil War. Its defining mansard roof, tiled in two-tone slate, is juxtaposed with elegant Italianate details, including paired doors, a bracketed cornice, and cupola. Albert Berry […]

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