Architecture & Design

Character Building

Before & After

Strategic upgrades — and gallons of white paint — transform a coastal Cape.

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Built to Last

A couple preserves a family tradition with a new house that bests the original while retaining its warmth and charm.

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Historic House Tour


Check out some of Maine’s iconic Colonial, Regency, Federal, and Greek Revival-style homes, captured by Down East readers.

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Little Big House

Home Feature

This lakeside cabin was built to comfortably accommodate a crowd.

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Wild, Wild Life

A couple carves a homestead out of the woods in Ellsworth.

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A Family Affair

A Jefferson garden grows — and grows — with contributions from friends and relatives.

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A Garden Legacy

Dedicated to her mother-in-law’s vision, Cynthia Hosmer tends a landmark coastal garden in York.

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