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The Camden Mountain House

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Perched on a peak minutes from downtown Camden, a finely crafted home offers panoramic views from Matinicus Island to Isle au Haut. Allen Fernald’s first visit to the Camden plot where he would build his home involved a brisk hike up the eastern face of Bald Mountain. Arriving at the heavily wooded site with his […]

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Past Perfect

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More than 250 years ago, when Falmouth and its surroundings were known as “New Casco,” this gabled Cape was likely one of only 60 or so houses sprinkled around the Presumpscot River. Following the lead of Arthur Mackworth, Falmouth’s first European resident, the settlers had banded together for safety. Hallmarks of the home’s antique pedigree […]

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Shingle-Style Fantasy

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In the 1880s, seasonal cottages with sweeping porches and asymmetrical rooflines began popping up along the Maine coast, their weathered-shingle facades appearing to grow out of the granite ledge. Dubbed “the architecture of the American summer” by Yale professor Vincent Scully, these “shingle style” dwellings were soon translated into year-round homes for local residents and […]

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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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