Architecture & Design

Tuscan Travels Inspire an Outdoor Kitchen in Camden

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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

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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

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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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Two Acres of Low-Maintenance Landscape in Penobscot

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An orchard of crab apples, a grove of sugar maples, even a hayfield — pastoral landscapes don’t get more idyllic than this. When two retired teachers built their dream home, their property was basically two acres of mown grass. The couple loved their pastoral Maine landscape, but they were not interested in mowing two acres […]

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George F. West House

Historic Highlight

The next time you drive north into Portland on Interstate 295, look for the George F. West house looming atop the Western Promenade. With its two-story portico supported by granite columns, yellow-brick façade, and red-tile roof, the 13,674-square-foot Georgian Revival building stands out among the neighborhood’s more modest brick and clapboard homes. Inside, the mansion […]

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Planning a New Home or Remodeling?

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A Modern Farmhouse Opens to the Coast

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Just 15 minutes from Portland, a home offers a connection with nature from every room. Ocean, sky, wetlands, tidal pools, forest — nature beckons from every room of this custom house on the site of a former saltwater farm. “From the beginning, the clients said, ‘We want this to feel like a summer camp for […]

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Labor of Love

Home Feature

A father designs an accessible, energy-efficient home for his quadriplegic daughter. By Sara Anne Donnelly Photographed by Jared Kuzia ander around Portland’s Oakdale neighborhood, and we bet you’ll notice 363 House. A silver-and-tangerine pop among staid Victorian homes, it has corrugated galvalume steel siding where its neighbors’ have cedar clapboards, crisp right angles instead of […]

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Dr. Cyrus Hamlin House

Historic Highlight

Dr. Cyrus Hamlin’s 1806 Paris Hill home was originally built as a large farmhouse with an attached barn. Embellishments such as the covered breezeway and full-façade porches came much later. Three years after the house’s construction, Dr. Hamlin and his wife, Anna, welcomed their fifth child, Hannibal, who later became ill. The Hamlin home was […]

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