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Two If By Sea

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One way to maintain harmony while vacationing with extended family: Go in on a pair of adjacent camps. The setup worked for the family that owned this 1927 Sorrento property for five generations. With generous porches overlooking Frenchman Bay, soaring timber-framed living areas, separate kitchens, and three bedrooms apiece, the charmingly rustic cottages allow for healthy doses of togetherness and time apart. 

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A Rusticator’s Retreat

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Alan Bird must have known how lucky he was, living in the seaside city of Rockland. The prominent attorney might have built his summer residence anywhere, but chose a former blueberry farm atop Dodge Mountain, a few miles from his downtown home. Constructed in 1926, and restored and expanded by its current owners in 2007, the […]

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A Slooper’s Roost

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In the 19th century, “stone sloops,” used to carry quarried granite to railheads for construction in many eastern cities, dotted the waters around Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. The “stone sloopers” who manned the ships built wharves on the island, including the still-functioning Hamilton Landing, as well as stately Greek Revival homes. One such residence, the Falmouth House, is now available to a new generation of island dwellers.

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Rustic & Refined

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Maine camp fundamentals — exposed timbers, a stone fireplace, stunning views — meet modern styling in this South Bristol property, situated on a peninsula that protrudes into Johns Bay. Unassuming on the exterior, the home breaks open when you step inside, revealing a soaring fir ceiling and panoramic stretch of woods, water, and sky. Custom cabinetry and built-ins maximize the compact floor plan.

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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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