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Holy House!

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A late–19th-century neighborhood chapel is transformed into an airy, eclectic home. Photographed by Cait Bourgault he pretty chapel caught Francelle Carapetyan’s eye when she and husband Peter Bixby were scouting an antique Cape in Falmouth, so she wandered downhill for a closer look. Peering through one of the 8-foot-high Gothic windows, the retired French teacher […]

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Summer Camp Style for a Lakeside Home

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A family turns a cookie-cutter home into a classic New England summer getaway on the water. A lakeside home in Maine should look like it belongs on a lake in Maine. That wasn’t the case originally for this home, built in the early 2000s with simple siding and small windows. For a more appropriate look, […]

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These Two Families Help You Make a Home

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Nice guys don’t always finish last. In fact, in Maine, they finish first and help families build homes throughout the region. In a world of e-commerce and faceless corporations, it’s nice to know that family businesses like Hammond Lumber still succeed and foster a culture that puts customers first. This personal approach is ingrained in […]

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James P. White House

Historic Highlight

Recognized as one of the finest examples of high-style Greek Revival architecture in the state, the James P. White House has held a prominent position at the entrance to downtown Belfast since 1842. Its eponymous first owner ascended from a modest log home nearby to become a successful merchant, financier, and mayor of Belfast during […]

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Forward to the Past

Home Feature

A Perry couple is putting antique houses back together — starting with their own. Photographs by Joyce Jackson and Michael D. Wilson hile many people are tearing down walls in their antique homes in pursuit of trendy open floor plans, Joyce Jackson and Patrick Mealey are putting them back up. The husband–wife team specializes in […]

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York Hall

Historic Highlight

When Bath’s York Hall was constructed in 1897, the architectural aesthetic in America was shifting away from ostentatious Victorian designs and back toward traditionalism. The Boston firm of Peabody & Stearns’ support for this stylistic renaissance is reflected in the Georgian Revival home its architects designed for prominent shipbuilder William Sewall and his wife, Rachel. […]

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The Age of Opulence

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Peek inside the gilded, paneled, elaborately painted Victoria Mansion in Portland, where one early-twentieth-century family had a whole lot of fun. In the 1920s, Alice Willman slid down the carved walnut railings of the staircase in Portland’s palatial Victoria Mansion with her siblings and cousins. Known as a “flying” staircase because it has no visible […]

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See Why This Architect’s Office Has a Built-In Safety Net

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Every day Kevin Browne wakes up, gets ready, and travels to work. His commute takes him on a scenic 10-second walk through the door to his backyard, where he then readies himself for the day ahead. Since relocating his one-man office to a studio he designed in his backyard, the only traffic tangle Browne encounters […]

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A Unique Perspective on Coastal Living

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Looking for inspired ways to bring light, sea breezes, and a feeling of expansiveness into your home? At EBS Building Supplies, the motto is “Can do! Just ask.” That kind of positive spirit and dedication is exactly what Maine homeowners are looking for when it comes to reimagining the places they live. EBS has 10 Maine […]

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outside of the house with lawn

Gale designed the gardens with the help of Back Meadow Farm, of Damariscotta, and it was her idea to use the dormer off Charlie’s office as a bunk room, furnished with beds from an unfinished furniture outlet.

The Sailors’ Nest

Home Feature

They spent years getting to know their land as campers, so when it came time to build, they knew exactly what they wanted.

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