Homes

Historic Home in Massachusetts is Dismantled and Reconstructed in Maine

Partner Post: Houzz

It’s not every day that one comes across a Colonial-era Massachusetts home that’s been dismantled and packed in the cargo hold of an 18-wheeler. Running on blind faith, a couple of brave homeowners bought the salvaged wood house sight unseen and headed north to Maine. Outdoor Lights to Give Your Home a Warm and Welcoming […]

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Cabin Fever

How an unassuming Maine homebuilder became a reality TV star.

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Your Doorway to an Inspiring View

Sponsored Content: Marvin Design Gallery by Eldredge Lumber

New Englanders — especially those living in Maine — are passionate about their vistas. Whether your home overlooks Casco Bay, Sebago Lake, or the mountain vistas of Western Maine, the view is definitely the main attraction. So, framing that view and seamlessly connecting your inside space with the beauty right outside your door is key when building […]

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Octagon House

Historic Highlight

Erected in 1858 by a local brickyard owner, Farmington’s Octagon House is one of approximately 19 houses in Maine and 2,000 in the United States built in the Octagon style.

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The Art of the Family Home

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

Over a river and through the woods is an airy farmhouse, finely crafted by Portland’s Wright-Ryan Homes for a busy brood. On a large, wooded plot in Greater Portland, Daniel and Christine Emerson’s sons can dash back and forth between their home and their cousins’, 300 yards away. The property’s thick enclosure of maples, oaks, […]

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Fire and Ice

Outdoor Spaces

For descendants of Maine’s 19th-century Finnish immigrants, the sauna ritual has lost none of its sanctity.

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See a House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill

Partner Post: Houzz

Maine designer Riley Pratt estimates that the average energy bill for his home is less than $20 per month. And that’s including the $10 a month he pays just to have service. To put that into perspective, the average homeowner in Maine spent $2,949 on energy in 2009, according to the most recent data provided […]

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Somesville’s House of Straw

Built with straw bales, a Mount Desert Island home is practical, energy efficient, and beautiful.

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A Family Transforms an Old Barn Into an Affordable Farmhouse

Partner Post: Houzz

Southern coastal Maine is home to the quintessential New England town of Kennebunk, where barns and countryside are located just up the road from lobster shacks and saltwater. Scott and Karen Benezra bought a piece of land here for themselves and their two kids, complete with an antique barn and farmhouse on the verge of […]

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