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Mansard Majesty

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“Baby mansards give me life,” says Portland historian Julie Senk of Northern Vernacular, referring to scaled-down versions of the four-sided hip roof that defines Second Empire-style homes. We couldn’t agree more. This 1864 example, situated in Portland’s popular East End neighborhood, marries the best of old and new: carved brackets, molded window caps, and inset […]

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Futuristic Farmhouse

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A classic Maine aesthetic meets efficient construction techniques and net-zero energy consumption in this gracious home, available as a building package from BrightBuilt Home. The proposed 1,750-square-foot modular structure, slated for construction in Yarmouth’s new 35-acre Village Run neighborhood, offers an open floor plan, passive solar heating, solar water heating and electric systems, and energy-efficient […]

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Rural Retrofit

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What was good for the goose is also good for a family seeking a pastoral setting and spacious, wide-open floor plan. Perched on 18 acres overlooking the Bagaduce River in Penobscot, this restored antique barn features a soaring beamed great room, massive brick-and-stone fireplace, and windowed cupola that showcases a panorama of meadows, woods, and water.

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Victorian Glamour

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Perched on a coveted Eastern Promenade plot, and constructed at a time when women wore full skirts and beribboned straw hats to the nearby bathhouses, this 1898 Portland farmhouse combines exquisite historic styling — elegantly detailed mouldings, doors, and fireplace surrounds — with tasteful updates in the kitchen and baths.

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Bungalow Beauty

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“There was the kitchen-dining-living room, all in one but so nicely proportioned and so cannily furnished that it answered all purposes delightfully,” Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote in The First Four Years of the “bright and shining little house” she shared with her husband, Almanzo.

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North Haven Hideaway

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What could be more quintessentially Maine than living on an island in picturesque Penobscot Bay? How about residing on said island in a cozy-rustic converted boathouse?

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Going Green

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Streamlined styling, energy efficiency, and affordability are wrapped up in this tight building envelope in Biddeford, available as a construction package from Caleb Johnson Architects and Builders.

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Island Fantasy

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No man is an island but in Maine he (or she) can own one. One such landmass currently on offer is Pyne Island on Bremen’s Muscongus Bay.

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Cottage Charm

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“Well, I certainly have seen faraway places. Maybe it is time to find my place by the sea,” Miss Rumphius declares in Barbara Cooney’s beloved children’s book. This quaint Northport cottage, which conjures the Lupine Lady’s place with its weathered shingles, sloping roofline, and aerial water views, makes us want to do the same.

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Lakefront Family Compound

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Dreaming of owning a classic Maine camp but not necessarily of housing your entire extended family under one roof?

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