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Lodge Living

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Eight years ago, an adventurous buyer looked at a boxy, windowless Odd Fellows hall in Falmouth and saw his next home. The 1833 Greek Revival building with a belfry started out as a private school on Falmouth Road and was moved to its current location on Checkerberry Lane in 1850 to serve the needs of […]

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A Rockefeller’s Refuge

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Earlier this year, David Rockefeller Sr. gave away a Jericho Bay island, an Andrew Wyeth painting, and millions of dollars to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve and Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Now those charities, among others, stand to benefit from the sale of the late billionaire’s 14 ½-acre Seal Harbor estate, which went […]

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Island Aerie

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Type the address of this Long Island cottage into Google Maps and a pin pops up in the ocean. In reality, a small swath of lawn separates the 1900 building from the edge of a massive granite cliff — a moot point, apparently, in mapping software. The home’s bird’s eye view is celebrated in room […]

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Farm Refreshed

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Look up “off the grid” in the Dictionary of American Slang and you’ll find Maine referenced in the exemplary phrase, “living off the grid in Maine.” Situated on 206 acres overlooking woods, pastures, and a pond and only recently electrified, the former Whitney Farm in Appleton may have been what the authors had in mind. […]

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Modern Remodel

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In Georgetown, a home overhauled by architects gives new meaning to the phrase “move-in ready.” The husband-and-wife team behind Theodore and Theodore Architects in Arrowsic transformed this once nondescript Cape into an airy modern farmhouse with a new entryway, windows, doors, and mahogany decks. The efficient building envelope is finished with engineered wood siding and […]

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Brooklin Beacon

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If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a Maine postcard, now’s your chance. The 1856 Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse, located on a private island with panoramic views from Isle Au Haut to the mountains of Acadia, is for sale. The building’s last lighthouse keeper was Roscoe Chandler, who manned the station from 1924 to 1932, […]

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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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