Homes

William F. Perry House

William F. Perry House

Historic Highlight

It’s your typical New England connected farmhouse, but is festooned with high-style Italianate and Second Empire features.

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Pre Fab Home

Way Fab Prefabs

House Tour

In their quest for affordable, energy-efficient homes, some Mainers are thinking outside the site-built box.

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Pearl Street Carriage House in Portland, Maine

Pearl Street Carriage House

Historic Highlight

If you squint at this postage stamp of a home on Portland’s Pearl Street, you can imagine horses clopping along on cobblestones and swinging in through the arched, story-and-a-half door.

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accessory dwelling unit

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Granny Flat Redux

Home Building

Accessory dwelling units aren’t just for your mother-in-law anymore.

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Great Pond cabin

Modern Cabin, Deep Roots

As kids, Matti and Chris summered on opposite shores of Belgrade’s Great Pond, in camps that had been in their families for generations. Today, Matti’s brother owns their family’s place. So the couple made a list of the cabin qualities they cherish to create a modern retreat that embodies their fondest memories.

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Governor John Hill Mansion

The Governor Hill Mansion

Historic Highlight

Chances are you’ve driven by Augusta’s Governor Hill Mansion, but do you know the history of the building and its namesake?

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James Fenderson House

James Fenderson House

Historic Highlight

Saco jeweler James Fenderson, who selected his Modern Home #124 from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog and assembled it on Main Street.

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Kittery Point Home

Living Large in 900 Square Feet

Trisha Tobey has been in love with her home on Kittery Point since she was a kid. Not the house itself — that’s relatively new — but the lot, where once sat a rental belonging to her grandparents.

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Hartley Lord House

Hartley Lord House

Historic Highlight

A drive along Kennebunk’s Summer Street reveals some of southern Maine’s most architecturally significant high-style homes. But only when the leaves disappear do passerby get a clear view of the breathtaking 1885 Hartley Lord House.

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Artist’s Retreat

My Space

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.

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