Building on an Island

Miracle on Grant Farm Road

Building on an Island

Note to anyone who is currently building a house or in the process of renovating: if you’d like to set a hard deadline for wrapping things up, invite five people to stay in your home for the holidays. We’re hosting our first Christmas this year. My sister and her boyfriend are flying in from California, […]

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6 Reasons Why I Haven’t Left the Island in a Month

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The first one is kinda obvious; the rest you might not think of unless you live 12 miles out to sea. I have a newborn. Every parent reading this knows how hard it is to go anywhere with a baby and all of his accompanying gear. Now factor a ferry into that equation. And the […]

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The Half-Finished House

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When we were living with my mother-in-law, we could leave our unfinished house at the end of the day, decompress, and mostly forget about our ever-growing to-do list. Now that we’ve moved in? Every time I pass the stairs covered in painter’s tape, I’m reminded of how much more work there is to be done. […]

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Maine Island Home

When “Good Enough” Is Enough

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Building on an Island writer Laura Serino, of Island Apothecary, has moved into her North Haven home with her husband and their new baby — but the projects continue. Read up on their progress and see photos of their finished rooms (and gorgeous bambino) below, and be sure to share your thoughts! – Sarah “Good […]

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My Favorite Resources

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Our Building On An Island writer, Laura Serino of Island Apothecary, gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy earlier this month and is now settling in with him on picturesque North Haven island (shown). Before embarking on this journey, she put together this handy list of home suppliers and pros you may want to […]

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The Final Countdown

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In the second installment of her Building On An Island series, Laura Serino, of Island Apothecary, shares hard-won design lessons. What would you add to this list? Leave a comment and let us know! – Sarah There are less than three weeks until my baby is due and a miracle has happened: A well is being […]

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Breaking Ground

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I am excited to introduce guest blogger, Laura Serino, who is currently toughing out a home building project on North Haven island. Laura will be contributing a series of posts, starting with this one about the challenges of building in an isolated location. Leave a note and let her know what you think of her […]

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