Homes

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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A. A. Garcelon House

A. A. Garcelon House

Historic Highlight

In 1823, the construction of a bridge across the Androscoggin River linking Maine’s “LA” (a.k.a. the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn) spurred nearly a century of residential growth on the Auburn side. With the influx from its larger, industrial neighbor, Auburn — established as a log driver’s camp in the late 19th century — […]

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Front of Hyde School building in winter

Hyde School

Historic Highlight

Situated on a tree-dotted hill overlooking rolling green space, Bath’s Hyde School appears, at first glance, like your typical picturesque private boarding school. But take a closer look.

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Wallingford Hall in Kennebunk

Wallingford Hall

Historic Highlight

On York Street in Kennebunk stands as a shining example of Federal-style architecture — and an early precursor to today’s millennial pink trend.

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Living Longer

Living Longer

Home Feature

Architect Eric Reinholdt updates an ancient house style for a difficult building lot and a tight budget. By Virginia M. Wright Photographed by Meredith Perdue The longhouse is embedded in architect Eric Reinholdt’s aesthetic. As a boy growing up in Cooperstown, New York, he learned about the Iroquois’ communal dwellings from his father, a museum […]

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Sebago Lake Cabins

The Art of the Family Compound

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

Why bunk under one roof when you and your crew can divide among cozy, self-contained cabins? This foursome on Sebago Lake provides powerful inspiration. Photographed by Trent Bell Among the sweetest aspects of overnight camp are the sleeping arrangements: those cozy, wooded cabins filled with friends. The simplicity of the shelters puts the focus on […]

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Charles H. Ingraham House

Charles H. Ingraham House

Historic Highlight

Shingle style cottages have long been synonymous with Maine summers. But at least one early adopter of the style recognized the appeal of living year round in a rambling fieldstone-and-shingle retreat by the sea. Providence-based banker Charles Ingraham built his 1897 iteration with a massive stone chimney and artful arrangement of roof peaks in Phippsburg […]

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Clock Farm, Kennebunkport

Clock Farm

Historic Highlight

At the intersection of Route 9 and Goose Rocks Road in Kennebunkport, time, quite literally, stands still. The Roman numeraled faces on the clock tower that gave the connected farmhouse here its name have read 6:30 for years — a fitting tribute to the home’s onetime owner, who had a history of imprecise timing. Thomas […]

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Perkins House Kennebunkport

Perkins’ Perch

From Our Archives

From “Romance in Old Kennebunkport” by Harry Packard in the July 1955 issue of Down East Little of the romance of old Kennebunkport has ever been written. One by one the old sea captains’ houses change hands and the history of the beautiful places is lost forever. There is a quality in these fine, stately houses […]

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