Architecture & Design

Multi-structure Maine home

It Takes a Village

Partner Post: Houzz

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

Partner Post: Houzz

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

Partner Post: Houzz

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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Tuscan Travels Inspire an Outdoor Kitchen in Camden

Partner Post: Houzz

Serving up gourmet pizza and big views, this stone-laden cooking and entertaining space can cater to a crowd. If there’s one thing midcoast Maine and Tuscany have in common, it’s rugged beauty. In Tuscany, ruggedness comes from fieldstone villas, weathered timbers, and aged bricks; in Maine, it comes from the forests, coastline, and jagged granite […]

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Captain Nathaniel Stone House

Historic Highlight

Situated on the western shore of the Kennebec River in Farmingdale, the 1872 Captain Nathaniel Stone House was constructed by a retired ship chandler and his son, Uriah, in the fashionable Second Empire style. Hallmarks of the genre are seen in the home’s slate-covered mansard roof, ornate cupola, high basement, and sprinkling of Italianate details, […]

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Hearth & Soul

Home Feature

Amy and Alden Philbrick strip, polish, and perfect one of Cape Elizabeth’s oldest homes. Photographed by Brian Vanden Brink he Cape Elizabeth home in which Amy and Alden Philbrick reside much of the year couldn’t have fallen into more loving hands. Designed in 1910 by celebrated Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, the Shingle-style house is […]

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The Art of the Island Retreat

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

On Little Diamond Island, Wright-Ryan Homes crafts a welcoming residence for an owner and a revolving door of guests. Photographed by Rob Karosis When you own a Maine island home, visitors ebb and flow like the tides. Crowds tend to roll in after Memorial Day and retreat when white-capped waves begin to churn up the […]

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